Member of the Board of directors
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1962
Dr Motsepe has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. He is a non-executive director and a member of the Nominations and Human Resources committees. He is an expert in governance, law, compliance, as well as general and international business.
Dr Motsepe has a BA law degree (University of Swaziland), LLB (Wits University), Doctor of Commerce (honoris causa) (Wits University), Doctor of Commerce (honoris causa) (Stellenbosch University), Doctor of Management and Commerce (honoris causa) (Fort Hare) and Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) (University of Eswatini, formerly University of Swaziland).
Dr Motsepe is the founder and executive chair of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM). He is also the founder and chair of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, African Rainbow Capital and African Rainbow Energy and Power. He is the chair of Harmony Gold and President of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.
He was a partner in one of the largest law firms in South Africa, Bowmans, and was also a visiting attorney in the USA with the law firm, McGuireWoods.
In 2002 Dr Motsepe was voted South Africa’s Business Leader of the Year by the chief executive officers of the top 100 companies in South Africa. In the same year, he was the winner of the Ernst & Young Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In 2017 Forbes Magazine commemorated its 100th Anniversary and honoured Dr Motsepe as one of the “100 Greatest Living Business Minds” in the world.
Dr Motsepe is a member of the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum, which is made up of 100 of the most highly respected and influential chief executives from all industries. He is also a member of the Harvard Global Advisory Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). Dr Motsepe is a recipient of numerous other business and leadership awards and recognitions, including:
In January 2013 Dr Motsepe and his wife, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, joined the Giving Pledge, which was started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Dr Motsepe committed to give half of the wealth of the Motsepe family to the poor and for philanthropic purposes during his lifetime and beyond.