Colin Coleman

Colin Coleman

Head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Colin is head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa, a role assumed in 2008, and head of the South African office, a role he has held since he joined Goldman Sachs in 2000. In 2015, he was named member of the Investment Banking Services EMEA Captains Group. Colin is also a member of the Growth Markets Franchise Group. In 2013, he authored “Two Decades of Freedom,” a
Goldman Sachs report on South Africa’s progress since 1994. Colin was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2010.

In the 1980s, he was involved in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and later in its constitutional transition. From 1989 to 1994, Colin was an executive director for the Consultative Business Movement (CBM). He served in working groups of the multi-party talks, facilitated the International Mediation Forum and helped to negotiate the agreement to facilitate all parties’ participation in South
Africa’s 1994 elections.

In 1994, Colin was appointed senior consultant of public affairs at Standard Bank Investment Corporation (SBIC) and advisor to the SBIC chairman. He was then appointed director of public finance for Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank. In 1997, Colin relocated to London, where he became a vice president of energy, power and oil for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Advisory Department.

In 1996, Colin was nominated as one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow. He was also a recipient on behalf of the CBM of Harvard Business School’s “Business Statesman Award” in 1994 and was named one of Euromoney’s World Top Ten “Financing Leaders for the 21st Century.” Colin is a member of the Board of Directors of both Business Leadership South Africa and the National Business Initiative. Colin earned a BA in Architecture from the University of Witwatersrand in 1988.


 

JABU MABUZA | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JABU MABUZA | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Chairman I Telkom I Eskom I Business Unity SA

Jabulane (Jabu) Mabuza is the Chairman of Telkom SA SOC Limited. He is widely recognised as a successful entrepreneur. He retired from the position of Group Chief Executive of Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd, and as Deputy Chairman of Tsogo Sun Holdings. Jabu is the current Chairman of the Casino Association of South Africa (CASA), President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Co-Convener of the CEO Initiative, Chairman of the Africa portion of the merged Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, Chairman of the Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). Appointed Chairman of Eskom on 20 January 2018 and subsequently resigned as Executive Chairman of Sphere Holdings on 23 January 2018.

Jabu has held a number of directorships within the Southern Sun and Tsogo Sun Groups. He has served on the Board of South African Tourism for nine years and as its Chairman, for six years, ending May 2012.

He also served on the Board of University of South Africa School of Business Leadership (SBL) and was Country Advisor to the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). He has served as a member and patron of the South Africa Day initiative (Citizens in Partnership with Government “CPG).

Jabu has presented several papers in Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, United States of America and Europe on Black Economic Empowerment Investment in South Africa, Small and Medium Enterprise Development and the Role of Business in Transition.

Outside of our South African boarders, he served on the boards of Tanzania Breweries Ltd (TBL), and Castle Brewing Company in Kenya. He has recently retired as Board member from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in Washington DC and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in England – UK as an Executive Committee Member. Appointed to the Concordia Leadership Council – USA. He is also the Chairman of the Regional Business Council for World Economic Forum (WEF).

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