Zukie Siyotula, born in South Africa, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (UK), who was ranked top student in South Africa upon completion.
Siyotula is the Chief Executive Officer for Thebe Capital, which houses our strategic investments in companies like Shell SA, Altech Netstar, Vodacom, Combined Motor Holdings, and Safripol.
Siyotula has diverse professional experience in areas such as finance, corporate governance, strategy, restructuring, investment management, business development, sales and distribution.
Prior to joining Thebe, Siyotula held various senior positions Barclays Africa Group including CFO for Wealth Management and COO for Africa Finance.
Before this, Siyotula was the Head of Franchise and Umbono Distribution at Old Mutual Retail Mass, looking after alternative distribution channels.
Siyotula was also a Strategic Investment Manager at Royal Bafokeng Holdings and held various roles at South African Breweries.
Siyotula serves on numerous boards, including Graça Machel’s New Faces New Voices Network and the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSP) executive committee.
Siyotula earned her the top emerging talent award at the 2009 ABSIP Financial Services Awards, Destiny magazine’s Top 40 Women under 40 in 2010.
Siyotula holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Witwatersrand University and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science. She is currently completing an executive program with Harvard and Insead. She has served on public and private sector boards, as well as non-profit organisations and professional bodies such as ABSIP, AWCA and SAICA.
Siyotula is also a founding member of the African Leadership Network (ALN), an invitation only network of dynamic African leaders whose aim is to power Africa’s prosperity as well as Graca Machel’s New Faces New Voices Network (NVNF) which aims to spur on change in business and finance by harnessing the potential of women in Africa.
In her career, Siyotula has won a number of business awards in recognition of her achievements.
Siyotula won the Top Emerging Talent Award at the 2009 ABSIP Financial Services Awards and was featured in Top 40 women under 40 by Destiny Magazine in November 2010.
Siyotula was also named as one of the 2011 Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans and won the Corporate Category Award in the Business Woman Association 2011 Regional Achiever Awards.
Siyotula was awarded the prestigious Fortune Most Powerful Women Global Mentoring Exchange Program in New York and the Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program and is part of their Global Leadership Network.
Siyotula has been awarded the International Women’s Forum Leadership Fellowship with Harvard and Insead.