2023 Definitive List

2023 Definitive List Group I

Of the 2,020 companies listed on the 24 African stock exchanges, we screened for those companies with revenue of $100 million or more, or a market cap of $150 million or more, which yielded a list of 787 companies. The public websites of these 787 companies were reviewed to identify female C-suite executives. Our team of researchers then examined the list of these women to determine those who have a title of chief executive officer or managing director or president AND have bottom line profit and loss responsibility. This resulted in the final list of these 40 women CEOs.

Natascha Viljoen

CEO
Anglo American Plc

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$41.6 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Nompumelelo Zikalala

CEO
Kumba Iron Ore Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$6.9 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Mpumi Madisa

CEO
Bidvest Group

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$6.6 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Bertina Engelbrecht

CEO
Clicks Group Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$2.6 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Dr Nombasa Tsengwa

CEO
Exxaro Resources

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$2.2 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Albertinah Kekana

CEO
Royal Bafokeng Holdings

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$1.1 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya

Managing Director
Guaranty Trust Holding Company

Nigeria Stock Exchange
$1.1 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

Jane Karuku

Group Managing Director & CEO
East African Breweries

Nairobi Stock Exchange
$970 million USD Revenue
Kenya

Ntombi Felicia Msiza

CEO
Raubex Group Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$781 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe

Managing Director & CEO
Fidelity Bank

Nigerian Stock Exchange
$600 million USD Revenue
Nigeria

Zanele Matlala

CEO
Merafe Resources

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$546 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Ramasela Ganda

Group CEO
Zeda Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$518 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Ruth Zaipuna

CEO
NMB Bank Plc

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
$485 million USD Revenue
Tanzania

Nasim Devji

Group CEO & Managing Director
Diamond Trust

Nairobi Stock Exchange
$370 million USD Revenue
Kenya

Dr Hend El Sherbini

Group CEO
Integrated Diagnostics Holdings

Egypt Stock Exchange
$333 million USD Revenue
Egypt

Mukwandi Chibesakunda

CEO
Zanaco

Lusaka Stock Exchange
$321 million USD Revenue
Zambia

Faith Mukutu

CEO
Zambeef Products Plc

Lusaka Stock Exchange
$318 million USD Revenue
Zambia

Catherine Lesetedi

Group CEO
Botswana Insurance Holdings Ltd

Gaborone Stock Exchange
$306 million USD Revenue
Botswana

Godrey Ogbechie

Group Executive Director
Rainoil

Nigerian Stock Exchange
$276 million USD Revenue
Nigeria

Owen Omogiafo

President and Group CEO
Transcorp Plc

Nigerian Stock Exchange
$273 million USD Revenue
Nigeria

Anne Juuko

CEO
Stanbic Bank Uganda

Uganda Stock Exchange
$267 million USD Revenue
Uganda

Mercia Geises

CEO
SBN Holdings Ltd

Windhoek Stock Exchange
$233 million USD Revenue
Namibia

Lamia Tazi

CEO
SOTHEMA

Casablanca Stock Exchange
$229 million USD Revenue
Morocco

Diane Karusisi

CEO
BK Group Plc

Rwanda Stock Exchange
$218 million USD Revenue
Rwanda

Mansa Nettey

CEO
Standard Chartered Ghana

Accra Stock Exchange
$213 million USD Revenue
Ghana

Dr Helene Weesie

Managing Director
Guinness Ghana Breweries

Accra Stock Exchange
$198 million USD Revenue
Ghana

Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane

Managing Director
ABSA Bank Botswana

Gaborone Stock Exchange
$187 million USD Revenue
Botswana

Mapula Bodibe

CEO
MTN Rwandacell Plc

Rwanda Stock Exchange
$187 million USD Revenue
Rwanda

Jackie van Niekerk

CEO
ATTACQ Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$179 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Dr Leila Fourie

Group CEO
JSE Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$170 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Val Nichas

CEO
SPUR Corp Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$157 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Valentine Dzvova

CEO
African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$150 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Njilan Senghore

Managing Director
Trust Bank Ltd

Accra Stock Exchange
$130 million USD Revenue
Ghana

Oyeyimike Adeboye

Managing Director
Cadbury Nigeria Plc

Nigerian Stock Exchange
$130 million USD Revenue
Nigeria

Tomi Somefun

Managing Director & CEO
Unity Bank Plc

Nigerian Stock Exchange
$124 million USD Revenue
Nigeria

Mama Tajmouati

President
SNEP

Casablanca Stock Exchange
$121 million USD Revenue
Morocco

Amelia Beattie

CEO
Liberty Two Degrees

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$64 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Magda Wierzycka

Founder & Executive Chairman
SYGNIA Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$51 million USD Revenue
South Africa

Bronwyn Knight

CEO
Grit Real Estate

Stock Exchange of Mauritius
$51 million USD Revenue
Mauritius

Faith Mabu Nteta

Managing Director
Sechaba Breweries Holdings Ltd

Gaborone Stock Exchange
$20 million USD Revenue
Botswana

See Group II of the 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs

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