The Convenor of GBR & Chairman of GFFJ

Mr. Sipho Goodenough Mseleku 

BA (Hons), LLB, LLM (Tax Law), H.Dip Co Law (Witwatpxersrand), F.Inst.D (Fellow of the Institute of Directors) Attorney of the High Court of South Africa 

Mr Sipho Mseleku is the current Executive Chairman of Sakhumnotho Group Holdings. He is the immediate past President of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He served as President for 5 years (2008 – 2012). The Chamber represents chambers of commerce and Industry from all 46 African Countries. 

Sipho is passionate about African business and in 2009 he established the Global Business Roundtable, which is a network of business people around the world and which he is currently President. The Global Business Roundtable has presence in more than 20 countries. Sipho feels very strongly about Intra-African Trade and believes it is imperative for economic growth and development in the continent. 

Sipho was the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCCI) for five years, The Chief Executive Officer of Chambers of Commerce and Industry South Africa (CHAMSA) for three years and The Chief Executive Officer of the National African Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) for three years. 

Sipho trained and worked as an Attorney at the leading law firm Edward Nathan & Sonnenbergs Inc (ENS) in South Africa. He was admitted as an attorney in 1999 and after great exposure in a number of major commercial transactions; he left ENS and joined the Investment Banking world where he worked for Brait Capital Partners, as legal advisor and also worked as a Senior Manager (Private Equity) at Gensec Bank, a division of Sanlam, as a Structured Financier at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), and as Chief Executive Officer of Sakhumnotho Group Holding. 

Sipho has served in a number of boards and organisations, such as: Baragwanath Hospital Board, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority (THETA); Securities and Regulations Panel (SRP); National Small Business Advisory Council; and many others. He is the Immediate Past President of the Convocation of Wits University which represents more than 100,000 Wits Graduates around the world. He has also served as a member of Wits Council, Senate and the Senior Appointments Selection Committee. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors of South Africa (IoD). Sipho is also Chairman of Global Business School of Entrepreneurship. 

He is a director of Ecobank Group, Chairman of Oakhurst Insurance Company Limited and a director of Camsecure, Sulzer Pumps South Africa Limited and Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) Airlines Limited and many others.

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