The list yielded many more women from South Africa than any other African country, followed by Nigeria and Kenya. The finance sector had more women CEOs than any other sector, followed closely by technology. Africa.com Managing Director Laura Joseph said, “FIve companies had more than one woman on the list: Bidvest, Microsoft, Old Mutual, Sonatel, and Sanlam.”
Top 50 Women in Corporate Africa Revealed after Data-Driven Research
In a major virtual summit with over 1,000 high level attendees, Africa.com revealed the names of the 50 most senior women in Corporate Africa. The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs is distinguished in that it is data-driven. The researchers started by working with data provided by Bloomberg, and evaluating the over 1,400 companies listed on the 24 African stock exchanges.
The methodology includes three sections: 1) CEOs of African exchange listed companies with a market cap over $150 million USD; 2) division heads of African exchange listed companies where the division itself would be valued at over $150 million were it standalone; and 3) Africa region heads, or country heads, of globally listed companies with a market cap of over $50 billion.
Africa.com Chair and Executive Editor Teresa Clarke said, “The list has started a movement to give African women something larger to aspire to: running a large, complex business - not just SMEs as is often the focus of women in business.”
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The Africa.com 2021 Definitive List of Women CEOs Rank Name Title Company Country Stock Exchange Market Cap 1 Natascha Viljoen CEO Anglo American Platinum South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $37.6 billion USD 2 Mpumi Madisa CEO / Executive Director Bidvest Group South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $3.6 billion USD 3 Lizé Lambrechts CEO / Executive Director Santam South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $1.9 billion USD 4 Miriam Olusanya Managing Director Guaranty Trust Bank Ltd Nigeria Nigeria Stock Exchange $1.4 billion USD 5 Jane Karuku Group Managing Director and CEO East African Breweries Ltd Kenya Nairobi Stock Exchange $1.2 billion USD 6 Helena Conradie CEO Satrix 40 South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $650 million USD 7 Leila Fourie CEO JSE South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $640 million USD 8 Ruth Zaipuna CEO NMB Bank Tanzania Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange $505 million USD 9 Nathalie Alquier CEO Centrale Danone Morocco Casablanca Stock Exchange $500 million USD 10 Catherine Lesetedi Group Chief Executive Officer Botswana Insurance Holdings Botswana Botswana Stock Exchange $445 million USD 11 Mansa Nettey Chief Executive Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Ghana Stock Exchange $425 million USD 12 Anne Juuko CEO Stanbic Bank Holdings Uganda Uganda Securities Exchange $370 million USD 13 Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane Managing Director Absa Bank Botswana Ltd Botswana Botswana Stock Exchange $346 million USD 14 Jackie van Niekerk CEO Attacq Ltd South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $323 million USD 15 Jalila Mezni CEO Société d'Articles Hygiéniques LILAS Tunisia Bourse de Tunis Stock Exchange $304 million USD 16 Amelia Beattie CEO Liberty Two Degrees South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $281 million USD 17 Mercia Geises CEO SBN Holdings Ltd (Standard Bank) Namibia Namibian Stock Exchange $277 million USD 18 Rebecca Miano Managing Director and CEO Kenya Electricity Generating Kenya Nairobi Stock Exchange $275 million USD 19 Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun VP, Managing Director Oulmes Morocco MC/Casablanca Stock Exchange $230 million USD 20 Diane Karusisi CEO BK Group PLC Rwanda Rwanda Stock Exchange $205 million USD 21 Nasim Devji Group CEO and Managing Director Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Nairobi Stock Exchange $178 million USD 22 Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe Managing Director and CEO Fidelity Bank Nigeria Nigerian Stock Exchange $165 million USD DIVISION HEADS 23 Kanyisa Mkhize CEO Sanlam Corporate Sanlam South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $8.6 billion USD 24 Vivien McMenamin CEO South Africa Mondi South Africa South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $7.7 billion USD 25 Nevine Wefky President of Corporate Credit and Investment Commercial International Bank Egypt Egyptian Exchange $5.7 Billion USD 26 Yolisa Phahle CEO General Entertainment and Connected Video The MultiChoice Group South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $3.8 billion USD 27 Kerrin Land Managing Director, Personal Finance & Wealth Management Old Mutual South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $3.7 billion USD 28 Prabashini Moodley Managing Director Old Mutual Corporate South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $3.7 billion USD 29 Hannah Sadiki Bidvest Financial Services CEO Bidvest Financial Services South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $3.6 billion USD 30 Ramatoulaye Diallo Shagaya Managing Director Orange Finances Mobile Services Sonatel Senegal Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières $2.2 billion USD 31 Aminata Kane Ndiaye CEO Orange Sierra Leone Sonatel Senegal Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières $2.2 billion USD 32 Kerry Cassel CEO Financial Services Sector Motus Holdings South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $1.1 billion USD 33 Anet Ahern CEO PSG Asset Management PSG Konsult South Africa Johannesburg Stock Exchange $819 million USD 34 Nanees Adel CSH Managing Director Cleopatra Hospital Egypt Egyptian Exchange $468 million USD 35 Hélène Echevin CEO, CIEL Healthcare CIEL Mauritius Stock Exchange of Mauritius $166 million USD REGIONAL HEADS 36 Teju Ajani Managing Director Nigeria Apple Nigeria NASDAQ $2.1 trillion USD 37 Juliet Ehimuan Director West Africa Google Nigeria NASDAQ $2.1 trillion USD 38 Kendi Ntwiga-Nderitu Country Lead Kenya Microsoft Kenya NASDAQ $1.9 trillion USD 39 Lillian Barnard CEO South Africa Microsoft South Africa NASDAQ $1.9 trillion USD 40 Nunu Ntshingila Regional Director, Africa Facebook South Africa NASDAQ $836 billion USD 41 Aida Diarra Senior Vice President and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa VISA Inc South Africa New York Stock Exchange $466 billion USD 42 Chantal Umutoni Kagame CEO MTN Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda Stock Exchange $361 billion USD 43 Yvonne Ike Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Bank of America Nigeria New York Stock Exchange $332 billion USD 44 Cathy Smith MD Sub-Saharan Africa SAP South Africa Frankfurt Stock Exchange $171 billion USD 45 Ireti Samuel-Ogbu CEO Nigeria and Ghana Citibank Nigeria New York Stock Exchange $151 billion USD 46 Mariam Kane-Garcia CEO South Africa & Executive VP Southern Africa TotalEnergies South Africa Euronext $122 billion USD 47 Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Regional Head North, East. and West Africa IBM Ghana NASDAQ $119 billion USD 48 Brenda Mbathi President GE East Africa General Electra Kenya New York Stock Exchange $111 billion USD 49 Mpumi Zikalala Managing Director, de Beers Group Managed Operations De Beers Group South Africa De Beers $61 billion USD 50 Taelo Mojapelo CEO and Vice President British Petroleum Southern Africa South Africa LSE/London Stock Exchange $59 billion USD
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