George Sebulela is a highly experienced leader, entrepreneur and distinct professional with many years’ experience in strategy execution and investment banking in South Africa and internationally at a senior level.
A board director with extensive corporate and business experience, he has achieved significant executive leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy. His strong leadership, entrepreneurial skills constantly aid his natural affinity to cultivate relationships, persuade, convene, facilitate and build consensus among diverse individuals. George’s qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for progress particularly within the Corporate Governance scope makes him an ideal candidate for organisations seeking to appoint a board/committee chairman and/or a non – executive director.
George Sebulela’s business, leadership principles and motto of success is embodied by the following principles:
Discipline | Dedication | Dedication | Devotion
His appointment in a progressive board will be highly profitable and ensure the high performance of any board in meeting its obligations as set by the shareholders.
CHAIRMAN I NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR I VISION
To be recognized as a leading Global Investment Specialist with an entrepreneurial air commanding Investment Banking experience, Business Strategy, Business Operations Management Experience and Strategy Execution skills amassed over the years in enhancing shareholder value. George firmly ensures that all matters of Corporate Governance are adhered to with no compromise.
Advanced Management Programme – INSEAD(France),
Board Development Programme – Gordon Institute of Business Science(GIBS),
BA (Com) – Fort Hare University (UFH), Leadership Development Programme – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Principles of Business Management – Wits Business School, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing – Institute of Marketing Management, (IMM) Leverage Finance – Fitch (UK)
George Sebulela is currently the President and Chief Executive of Sebvest Holdings, a global Financial Services Group & with Strategic Investments in various companies. He was an Executive Committee Member (EXCO) and Head of Empowerment Division of ABSA Capital responsible for Government, Empowerment and Public Infrastructure Finance.
Current Board Appointments: Founder and President of African Entrepreneurs Council (AEC), Former Chairman of the Black Business Council (BBC), Now Current Secretary General of the Black Business Council(BBC), Director of Sanlam Investment : Private Wealth, Board Member of Eskom Holdings, Board Member of Aerosud Aviation , Chairman of Aerosud Holdings board, Member of the Eskom Holdings Board ‘s Audit & Risk, Secretary of United Arab Emirates South Africa Joint Business Council (UAESAJBC), Council Member of the University of Fort Hare, Chairman & Member of the Investment Committee of the University of Fort Hare Foundation, Secretary General of the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC). serves on the Presidential Advisory Group chaired by the President of the Republic of South Africa and Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Committee member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) companies’ CEO’s initiative steering committee chaired by the Minister of Finance and the Chairman of Telkom. He serves in the B20 Trade and Investment, & B20 Financing Growth and Infrastructure.
George has since inception been involved in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Business Council, where he was instrumental as a key driver in the successful establishment of Financial Services Working Group(FSWG), He is currently the Co-Chairman of the Regional Aviation Working Group(RAWG).
Current Professional Memberships: Investment Analyst Society Southern Africa (IASSA), Institute of Directors in Southern Africa(IOD), Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC), Association of Black Securities Investment Professionals (ABSIP), African Entrepreneurs Council (AEC), Black Business Council(BBC)
He was a member of the ABSA Capital EXCO Committee, Chairman of Diversity Committee (DIVCO) of ABSA Capital, a committee member of the ABSA Group FSC responsible for the ABSA Group empowerment Financing, member of Johannesburg Loan Committee (JLOC), member of the Credit Committee, member of Executive Recruitment committee (RECO), Member of the ABSA Group 2010 steering committee. Mr Sebulela worked as a Business Development Executive at Avis Fleet Services, responsible for Business Development & Marketing, and Government & State Owned Enterprises. Mr. Sebulela subsequently joined Premier Foods, where he was the Marketing and Corporate Affairs Executive. As an entrepreneur, he founded the following companies Konica Makweru, where he served as an Executive Director, Sharp South Africa where he served as a Chief Executive. Mr. Sebulela has served as a director on a number of boards of companies including among others, Du Pont Telecoms.