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Mokhele Khotso David Kenneth

Elected: 2018

Country (Nationality)

South Africa


Policy Sciences


Founder of Academy of Science of South Africa and National Research Foundation, Khotso David Kenneth Mokhele is a businessperson who has been at the head of 10 different companies and currently is Chairman for AECI Ltd., Chairman of Tiger Brands Ltd. and President at The Hans Merensky Foundation. Dr. Mokhele is also Chancellor at the University of the Free State and on the board of 9 other companies. 

He previously held the position of Non-Executive Chairman at Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman at Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd., President & Chief Executive Officer of National Research Foundation, President of Academy of Science of South Africa and President at National Research Foundation. 

He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Fort Hare and a doctorate and a graduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.