#MM Local icons / December 2014

Nobuhle Judith Dlamini

The team had a very difficult time voting the icon of the month as the list was full of women with a distinctive edge in their respective industries. However, one stood out with amazing colors and a list of success that is not easily associated to a woman and one of color, but she has to be the top of the class of Dec 2014, a woman that all young aspiring business women in Mzansi should emulate.

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If you have never heard of the name Nobuhle Judith Dlamini, its because she is not too much of a media person but we have decided to showcase her , so you can get to know what makes her , our icon of the month.

Dr. Nobuhle Judith Dlamini, also known as Judy, MBChB (Ntl), DOH (UFS), MBA (Wits), founded Malekane Health & Wellbeing (Pty) Ltd., and serves as its Executive Chairperson and Managing Director. Dr. Dlamini is Founder and Chairman of Mbekani Group. She served as Senior Manager of HSBC, with a main interest in energy and where Dr. Dlamini was closely involved in advising and structuring BEE transactions.

She was previously employed by HSBC Investment Services (Africa) (Pty) Ltd as a consultant for the Transport and Energy Team in the Corporate Finance and Advisory Division. She has experience in both the healthcare industry and corporate finance. She is the and chairperson of Mbekani Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Dr. Dlamini worked as a medical doctor for ten years and as an occupational health practitioner for four years before changing careers. She started her career as a medical practitioner and specialised in occupational health before deciding to build her business career.

After spending two years at HSBC, specialising in transport and energy corporate finance, she began to develop her entrepreneurial interests. She has been the Chairman of the Board of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited since November 2007. She served as an Independent Non Executive Director of Northam Platinum Ltd. from November 1, 2004 to September 30, 2013. Dr. Dlamini serves as a Director at Aspen Pharmaceuticals Limited, Imithi Investments (Pty) Ltd.,, Northern Platinum and GijimaAst Ltd. She has been a Non Executive Director of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited since July 1, 2005.

She has also been an Independent Non Executive Director of Anglo American plc since January 1, 2014. She is also a founder and Trustee of Mkhiwa Trust, a family vehicle for social responsibility initiatives Dr. Dlamini served as Director of Woolworths Holdings Ltd from July 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008 and Independent Non Executive Director, Gijima Group Limited (also known as Gijima AST Group Ltd) from June 9, 2005 to August 2010.

Dr. Dlamini served as a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Holdings Ltd. (Discovery Limited) from December 5, 2002 to November 30, 2008. Dr. Dlamini received her medical degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, her MBA from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and her diploma in occupational health from the University of the Free State, all in South Africa.

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