Ipeleng Mkhari

Founder & CEO, Motseng Investment Holdings

Ipeleng is the co-founder and CEO of Motseng Investment Holdings, a diversified investment holdings group with investments spanning asset management, property management, infrastructure investing, logistics and industrial manufacturing. A pioneering entrepreneur, she established the first black female-owned CCTV business and subsequently founded Motseng Investment Holdings (MIH) in 1998.

In November 2012, she was a promoter of Delta Property Fund, a leading black-managed and substantially black-owned property loan stock company which listed on the JSE with an asset value of R2bn (today the asset value is circa R7bn). She holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree, has completed The Executive Development Programme at Wits Business School and is an Archbishop Tutu Fellow.

Ipeleng has served on various boards of unlisted and listed businesses, public sector agencies and nonprofit organisations. She is currently a non-executive director of Attacq, KAP Industrial, Nampak and South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA). During her 20-year career, Ipeleng has been named the Cosmopolitan Mover of the Year and she was a finalist in the Entrepreneur Business Woman of the Year Award (National Business Women’s Association) in 2006. She was named one of CEO magazine’s Most Influential Women in Business in 2008. She has been featured in The Times (March 2012) as one of 20 Movers and Shakers in Africa and was featured by Destiny Magazine’s 25 Most Inspirational Entrepreneurs (July 2013). In November 2015 she was awarded Pioneer Woman of the Year Award by Forbes Woman Africa.