Mpho Makwana
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Mpho Makwana

Chairman ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd

Mpho is Founder & Chairman of Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd. He further serves as chairman of the board of trustees at The New LoveLife Trust; Chairman of global design agency The Brand Union (Pty) Ltd (SA & Africa) - a division of WPP Inc and Information Technology Alliance (ITNA) (Pty) Ltd. He is a trustee of The Business Trust, the Vumelana Transaction Advisory Fund and Vodacom Foundation Trust.

He has experience across a wide range of businesses in both the private and public sectors. He was chairman of Eskom Holdings until his term concluded on 27 June 2011, having served on the board for almost nine years. He served the utility as Interim CEO and Chairman between November 2009-June 2010 and was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors on 11 June 2010. Prior to his full-time role as chairman of Eskom, Mpho was a member of the group EXCO at Edcon (SA's largest CFTA Retailer) as the executive responsible for transformation and corporate affairs, between 2006 and 2009.

He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of companies listed on the JSE, namely; Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd (AIHLF.PK), Nedbank Group Ltd (NDBKF.PK), Nedbank Ltd and Sephaku Holdings Limited (SEPJ.J) and ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (ACLJ.J).

He is a non-executive director and co-shareholder of Biotherm Energy (Pty) Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of LR Management Group (Pty) Ltd, Associate Partner with the Strategic Communications Advisory firm Edelman and Non-Executive Chairman at the Boardroom Alliance (Pty) Ltd.

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