Nhlanhla Nene | Economic Speaker | Johannesburg

Nhlanhla Nene served as the Minister of Finance of South Africa under President Jacob Zuma from 25 May 2014 until his controversial removal on 9 December 2015, and under President Cyril Ramaphosa from 27 February 2018 until his resignation on 9 October 2018

Mr Nene previously served as the Minister of Finance. He was born on 05 December 1958. He had been a Member of Parliament since 1999. He was appointed into his position in November 2008 and he was re-appointed on 11 May 2009. He holds a B.Com Honours degree in Economics from the University of Western Cape (UWC). He worked as a Regional Administrative Manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance for 15 years.

He became a Labour union shop steward and led a negotiating Team for better working conditions during the period 1990 to 1995 and he organised the first ever strike in the financial sector.

Nhlanhla Nene

  • Former Minister of Finance: Republic of South Africa, having served two administrations as
  • Deputy Minister of Finance and Chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation; representing South Africa at a number of Multilateral Institutions (IMF,World Bank, G20,BRICS, Commonwealth and the AfDB)
  • Experience in the Financial Sector: Sales Representative and  Administration Manager at Metropolitan Life  for 15 years
  • Currently serves as Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Arise BV (Dutch based investment company, investing in Africa)
  • Recently appointed to chair the Board of Empact Group (Catering and Facilities management company now wholly owned by Thebe Investment Corporation)
  • Former Resident Advisor: Thebe Investment Corporation
  • Former Interim Director and Head of Wits Business School and Honorary Professor
  • Holds a B Comm. (Hons) UWC, Certificate in Economics (UNISA), Certificate in Macro and Microeconomics (University of London)
  • Serves as resource person on Ministerial Leadership Program at Harvard Business School
  • Served as student and union leader in the late 70’s, 1980’s and 90’s and as Regional Secretary of the ANC , and Local Government Coulncillor
  • Holds several Community Leadership positions
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