Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Futhi Mtoba was a 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow. A former partner and chairperson of the Board of Deloitte Southern Africa, she holds CA (SA) and DCom (Honoris Causa) qualifications.

She currently serves as Chairperson of Council at the University of Pretoria, as chairperson of the WDB Trust and non-executive director of South 32 Limited.

Futhi is also the past president – and first woman president – of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa, a body dedicated to nurturing emerging black accountants. In May 2010 she was appointed president of Business Unity South Africa – the first woman to hold the position.

She is the founder of Teach South Africa, and her previous leadership positions include positions on the Board of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, United Nations Global Compact, the IMF Advisory Group of SSA, WEF Global Advisory Council and the B20 Financing Growth & Infrastructure Task Force.

Her awards include the 2004 Businesswoman of the Year – Nedbank and Business Women’s Association, the 2005 OWIT (Organisation of Women in International Trade – US) International Woman of the Year, and the Tuksalumni Laureate Award 2008.