The list yielded many more women from South Africa than any other African country, followed by Nigeria and Kenya

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: 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 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.”

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.”

Click here (https://bit.ly/3FRe5Ji) to watch a dynamic short video that profiles the women CEOs.

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 U

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