Phuti Mahanyele is the outgoing CEO of Shanduka Group. Described by Forbes as a corporate titan, she spent ten years leading the Shanduka Group alongside Cyril Ramaphosa.
She was previously head of the Project Finance South Africa business unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Prior to that she was Vice President at Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in the financing of infrastructure assets.
She joined the firm in New York in 1997 and later transferred to the South African office. Mahanyele helped grow the Shanduka Group’s net asset value to about R8 billion.
In this interview she talks about how she arrived at this point, Ramaphosa’s leadership style, and what her most valuable leadership lessons were along the way.
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