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Mr. Mpho Makwana

Mpho is an accomplished business leader with diverse experience acquired over 33 years overall, 27 of which have been in executive and C-Suite roles in the public and private sectors.

He is Co-founder of a newly established Venture Capital Fund, Leones Capital (Pty) Limited – setup in Q4 of 2023.

He is the immediate past Non-Executive Chairman of Nedbank Group Ltd (NDBKF.PK), Nedbank Ltd, his term concluded on 02 June 2023.

Until Monday 30 October 2023 Mpho was Chairman of the ESKOM SOC LTD Board of Directors after a short term of 12 months.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Group Metals (TSX:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) and Lead Independent Director on the Board of Invicta Holdings Limited (INVICTA).

He further serves as Chairman of:

  • Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd his family investments holdings company which holds equity interests in LPI -LionPride Investments and LRMG.
  • Boardroom Alliance (Pty) Ltd and Boardroom Alliance Africa (Pty) Ltd – trading as Executive Search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

He ploughs back to society in many ways, in June 2023 he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at UNISA’s CEMS – College of Economic & Management Sciences. He also volunteers as a Trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, FLG Modise Enterprise Development Fund as well as a Board Director of FLG Modise Pentecost Foundation.


Bachelor of Administration (B.Admin) UNIZULU (1990), B.Admin Hons (University of Pretoria)(1991), Executive Development Programme (EDP) (2000), Kellogg School of Management and Post. Grad Diploma, Retailing Management, University of Stirling (2008).