Kuseni Dlamini is the Chairman of JSE-listed Massmart Holdings Ltd, a leading African retail group
operating over 400 stores in 13 Sub-Saharan countries.
He is also the Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, a leading global specialty and global
pharmaceutical company with operations in over 50 countries and a product footprint across 150
countries. He is a Member of the Board of the The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
in South Africa and is also a member of the Board of the Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of
Commerce (SACANCHAM). Recently, Kuseni was appointed Chairman of Sandvik Mining Southern
Africa Holdings (a subsidiary of the Stockholm-Headquartered Swedish multinational, Sandvik AB).
Kuseni is the former CEO of Old Mutual South Africa and Emerging Markets. Prior to this he was
the Head of Anglo American South Africa, a member of the Executive Committee of Anglo American
plc in London and was the Director of Anglo Platinum. He is also the former Executive Chairman
of Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company (RBCT) Ltd and a former Chairman of Anglo Operations
(Pty) Ltd in South Africa. As part of his career in mining, he held a number of senior positions at
Anglo Gold Ashanti and De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd in South Africa and London, in the United
Kuseni is a graduate of the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, and Oxford where he was a
In March 2008, he was named a ‘Young Global Leader (YGL)’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF)
and, during the same month, MiningX selected him as one of the top 100 most influential people in
South African mining. In June 2008, the Mail & Guardian newspaper named him as one of the top
200 young people worth taking to lunch and in the same year and month, The Economist referred
to him as “A Rare Commodity”.
In 2010, the World Economic Forum appointed him a member of the Global Agenda Council on
Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation. In 2011, he was appointed co-Chairman of the annual
World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Summit which brings together Heads of States, leading
politicians and business leaders to debate the state of Africa in a changing world on an annual basis.
Kuseni is active in professional bodies and charities which include the South African Institute of
International Affairs (SAIIA), Common Purpose and the Advisory Board of the Gordon Institute of
Business Science (GIBS) Business School, where he is the co-Chairman of the Advisory Board. He
was recently appointed Chairman of the Council of the University of Pretoria, the biggest contact
university in South Africaand is the former Chairman of the Board of South African National Parks
(SANParks), one of the largest conservation agencies in the world, where he was responsible for
developing a successful anti-rhino poaching strategy.