Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu
Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu was educated at the Universities of Fort Hare, Cape Town and New York. He was Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Transkei from 1987 to 1991. From 1998 to 2002 he was the first Chairman of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). He joined the Independent Development Trust as Chief Executive in 1990 and was Chairman of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) from 1993 to 2000. He served as economic advisor to President Thabo Mbeki and as Chief Executive of the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) from 2000 to 2005. He is currently Chairman of Metropolitan Insurance, Kagiso Trust Investments, Bigen Africa Group and Pan-African Capital, as well as a director of AngloGold Ashanti and Datatec Ltd. Prof Nkuhlu has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of the Free State, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Pretoria and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.