Full list of South Africans attending Davos in 2015

There are 51 South Africans attending the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting held in Davos this week, including eight government officials.

The WEF’s annual meeting, at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos from January 22-25, brings together thousands of high-profile delegates in business, finance and governance from around the globe.

Joining the government delegates are high profile CEOs and leaders from some of South Africa’s biggest companies and financial institutions, including Naspers chairman, Koos Bekker; Barclays Africa CEO, Maria Ramos, Nedbank chief exec Mike Brown and billionaire, Patrice Mostsepe.

The 2015 meeting is hosting over 2,800 delegates this year, up from 2,600 in 2014. South Africa had 40 delegates attending last year, 10 of which were government officials.

South Africa would have had 53 representatives this year, but Eskom announced on Monday (19 January) that it would withdraw from the meeting.

Eskom had previously confirmed that two executives – chairperson Zola Tsotsi and group executive for sustainability Steve Lennon- would be attending Davos this year after CEO, Tshediso Matona pulled out of the event on 9 January.

The reported cost per delegate to attend the meeting is $20,000 (R230,000), with estimates by CNN Money pegging the total cost (with hotels, food and other activities) closer to $40,000 (R460,000) per head.

Based on this estimate, South Africa’s total Davos bill could be as high as $2 million (R23 million) – R3.7 million for government officials alone.

Here is the full list of South Africans attending the meeting, according to Quartz.

Government (8 delegates)

Name Company Role
Jacob G. Zuma South Africa President
Aaron Motsoaledi South Africa Minister of Health
Ebrahim Patel South Africa Minister of Economic Development
Jeff Radebe South Africa Minister in the Presidency
Lesetja Kganyago South Africa Governor of the South Africa Reserve Bank
Ngoako Abel Ramathlodi South Africa Minister of Mineral Resources
Nhlanhla Musa Nene South Africa Minister of Finance
Rob Davies South Africa Minister of Trade and Industry

State-owned enterprises (4 delegates)

Name Company Role
Brian Molefe Transnet SOC Ltd Group Chief Executive
Linda Mabaso Transnet SOC Ltd Chair of the Board
Sipho Maseko Telkom SA SOC Limited Group Chief Executive
Jabu A. Mabuza Telkom SA SOC Limited Chairman
Zola Tsotsi Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd Chairman
Steve J. Lennon Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd Sustainability

Development (7 delegates)

Name Company Role
Charles Kie Corporate and Investment Bank, Ecobank Transnational Inc. Group Executive
Charlotte Maponya Brand South Africa Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation Secretary-General
Geoffrey Qhena Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd Chief Executive Officer
Jabulani Moleketi Development Bank of Southern Africa Chairman of the Board of Directors
Patrick Khulekani Dlamini Development Bank of Southern Africa Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Thero Setiloane Business Leadership South Africa Chief Executive Officer

Financials (11 delegates)

Name Company Role
Fani Titi Investec Ltd Chairman
Laurie L. Dippenaar FirstRand Ltd Chairman
Mike Brown Nedbank Group Chief Executive Officer
Maria Ramos Barclays Africa Group Ltd Chief Executive Officer
Nomkhita Nqweni Barclays Africa Group Ltd Chief Executive, Wealth and Investment Management
Stephen van Coller Barclays Africa Group Ltd Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking
Nicolaas Kruger MMI Holdings Limited Chief Executive Officer
Nku Nyembezi-Heita JSE Ltd Chairman Designate
Ralph Mupita Old Mutual South Africa and Emerging Markets
Simpiwe K. Tshabalala The Standard Bank Group Ltd Joint Chief Executive Officer
Thabo Dloti Liberty Holdings Chief Executive Officer

Resources (5 delegates)

Name Company Role
Andries Jacobus Wilkens African Rainbow Minerals Executive Director, Growth and Strategic Development
Patrice Motsepe African Rainbow Minerals Founder and Executive Chairman
David E. Constable Sasol Ltd President and Chief Executive Officer
Mandla Gantsho Sasol Ltd Chairman
Kgosi Leruo T. Molotlegi Royal Bafokeng Administration Executive Chairman

Business (3 delegates)

Name Company Role
Iqbal Survé Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd Executive Chairman
Mark Bowman SABMiller Managing Director, Africa
Peter H. Staude Tongaat Hulett Ltd Chief Executive Officer

Education (3 delegates)

Name Company Role
Anton du Plessis Institute for Security Studies Managing Director
Max Price University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor
Zeblon Vilakazi University of the Witwatersrand Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research

Media (5 delegates)

Name Company Role
Alec Hogg CNBC Africa Anchor, Power Lunch
Bronwyn Nielsen CNBC Africa Senior Anchor and Executive Director
Ellis Mnyandu Independent Media Editor, Business Report and Group Executive
Koos Bekker Naspers Ltd Chairman Designate
Trevor Ncube Mail & Guardian Deputy Executive Chairman

Other (5 delegates)

Name Company Role
Anne Githuku-Shongwe Afroes Transformational Games Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Duncan Luke SPONSORME Trust Founder
Frank Beadle de Palomo mothers2mothers President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Fearnhead African Parks Network Chief Executive Officer
Thabo Cecil Makgoba Anglican Church of Southern Africa Archbishop and Metropolitan

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