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Who is Phuti Mahanyele
Phuti Mahanyele is a South African business executive, the chief executive officer of Sigma Capital and former CEO of the Shanduka Group. She was born in 1971 in Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa. complete Phuti Mahanyele Biography found below…
Given Name: Phuti Mahanyele
Sure Name: Mahanyele
Nick Name: Phuti Mahanyele
Date Of Birth: 1971
Place Of Birth: Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa
State of origin: Soweto, South Africa
Nationality: South Africa
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Education: Rutgers University, De Montfort University
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Phuti Mahanyele Biography
Phuti Mahanyele is a South African business executive, the chief executive officer of Sigma Capital and former CEO of the Shanduka Group. She was born in 1971 in Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa. Her father died in 2012 while her mother died when she was just 17 years old.
After her mother’s death, she left Johannesburg, South Africa to attend Douglass College (later merged into Rutgers University) in the United States. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1993. In 1996 she earned an MBA from De Montfort University. In 2008, Mahanyele completed Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government executive education program “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century”.
Mahanyele joined Fieldstone Private Capital Group in New York City, an international investment banking firm specializing in infrastructure development and eventually, she became the vice president of Fieldstone in Newyork. She later transferred to the firm’s South African office and then became head of Project Finance South Africa at the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
She joined Shanduka Energy in 2004 as managing director and later became chief executive officer of Shanduka Group which was founded by South African politician Cyril Ramaphosa. In 2016 Mahanyele resigned from Shanduka Group and started her own company, Sigma Capital.
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Mahanyele was selected as a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. She is involved in the World Economic Forum’s “Dignity Day” initiatives and has been the chairperson for Global Dignity for South Africa. She was also included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Top 50 women in the world to watch in 2008”, was recognized by Africa Investors as a “Leading African Woman in Business” in 2012. She was chosen as ForbesWoman Africa Business Woman of the Year in 2014 and has won other notable awards.
At the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. in 2014, Mahanyele was the only African woman on a panel for “Expanding Opportunities: The New Era For Business In Africa”, moderated by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Mahanyele is also a patron of NEET (National Education Empowerment Trust).