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Meet Keneilwe Moloko: A leading force in South African corporate governance

Boardroom luminary: Moloko's impact across respected organizations

by Feyisayo Ajayi
Keneilwe Moloko

Keneilwe Moloko, a 55-year-old South African executive, exemplifies adept leadership and steadfast commitment to good governance in the ever-changing African business landscape. Her career, spanning finance, real estate, and non-profit initiatives, showcases her as a visionary, a trusted advisor, and a catalyst for ethical and sustainable business practices.

Moloko’s journey began with a foundation in quantity surveying, honing her technical expertise at Grinaker Building and CP De Leeuw Quantity Surveyors. After accumulating six years of valuable experience in the construction industry, she made a strategic decision to further her education and pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant.

Following the successful completion of her articles at KPMG, where she honed her skills in financial services and tax divisions, she seamlessly transitioned into the role of a development executive at Spearhead Property Holdings Limited.

Boardroom luminary: Moloko’s impact across respected organizations

Recognizing the need for strategic development expertise, Moloko’s transition to Spearhead Properties, a property development company, showcased her understanding of the sector and its potential for economic growth.

At Coronation Fund Managers, Moloko showcased her financial analysis prowess in navigating the complexities of the fixed-income credit market. Her adept management of complex portfolios and informed investment decisions solidified her reputation.

Moloko’s expertise garnered attention, leading her to serve on the boards of respected organizations such as Attacq Limited, where she has been an independent non-executive director since February 2015, Brimstone Investment Corporation, and Motus Holdings.  In these roles, she offers independent insights, strategic guidance, and unwavering commitment to ethical conduct and sound corporate governance.

Beyond companies, Moloko’s influence extends to shaping the broader business landscape. Her involvement in initiatives like the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa underscores her dedication to setting high standards for responsible and transparent business practices.

Mentoring the next generation: Moloko’s commitment to impactful leadership

Recognizing the significance of nurturing future leaders, Moloko actively mentors young professionals and entrepreneurs. Through sharing her knowledge and experience, she ensures her influence goes beyond boardrooms, fostering the next generation of ethical business leaders.

Moloko’s dedication extends beyond financial success. She actively supports social causes by engaging with organizations like the Nelson Mandela Bay Development Agency and the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa, advocating for social development and economic inclusivity.

As a top figure in South African business, Moloko serves as a connector between communities and sectors. Her involvement in dialogues and initiatives addressing diversity, inclusion, and corporate ethics fosters understanding and collaboration within the business landscape. 

Moloko’s career exemplifies the power of intelligence, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. She not only stands as a successful businesswoman but also serves as a role model for ethical leadership, driving positive change in the South African business environment.

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