Bheki Sibiya holds an MBA from Western Michigan University after having obtained his initial degree at the University of Zululand.
Sibiya has had extensive leadership experience in both the private and public sector.
Among the companies and organizations he has headed are the Wits Business School, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Bhekokuhle Consulting. He has also held senior management positions in Transnet, Tongaat-Hulett Sugar, the Black Management Forum (BMF), and SA Breweries.
In 2004 he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of BUSA, where he regularly engaged with ministers and key stakeholder clusters.
Also, as a past president of the Black Management Forum he lobbied the previous president of South Africa on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEEE).
Whilst at BUSA and the BMF, Bheki contributed to King I, II, and III.
Furthermore, his involvement in BUSA, the BMF and Nedlac enabled him to develop significant networks across government, business, and labour (including Solidarity, Cosatu and the NUM).
In government, he has a close relationship with the Director-General of the Department of Mineral Resources and also with the acting chairperson of Eskom.