Cyril Ramaphosa


Cyril Ramaphosa is the Founder at The Shanduka Group.

Ramaphosa serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Shanduka Resources.

He is the Developmental Licensee of McDonald’s South Africa.

Ramaphosa is a National Executive Member and is also elected as the Deputy Chairperson/President of the ANC.

He served as the Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1991 and became Head of the negotiation team of the ANC in negotiating the end of apartheid with the National Party government.

Ramaphosa became the Chairman of the Constitutional Assembly that drafted South Africa’s constitution in 1994.

He was the first General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers since 1982. He has been the Chairman of Optimum Coal Holdings Limited since March 2012.

Ramaphosa serves on the Coca Cola Company’s International Public Policy Advisory Board (IPPAB) and is a member of the United Nations Global Leadership which advises the Secretary General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights.

He also serves on the board of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC).

Ramaphosa serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of MTN Group Limited, Bidvest Group, SAB Miller PLC, Macsteel Service Centres SA, Alexander Forbes Limited and Standard Bank Group Limited.

He serves as the Executive Chairman of The Shanduka Group.

Ramaphosa is a Director at Macsteel Global.

He serves as a Director of Mondi Business Paper Servcies.

He sits on the United Nations Secretary General’s panel on International Support to New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

He serves as Vice Chairman of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/ AIDS and is the Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Commission.

Ramaphosa served as Joint Chairman of Mondi Group.

Ramaphosa served as the Chairman of Mondi Group and Mondi from May 2007 to May 2013.

He served as a Joint Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Mondi Limited from June 2007 to May 2013.

Ramaphosa was the First Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Lonmin from July 2010 to January 2013. From 1998 to 2001, Ramaphosa was the Chairman of the Black Economic Empowerment Commission in South Africa.

He received the Olof Palme prize in 1987 (Stockholm) and was included in the Time 100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.

Ramaphosa was awarded the National Order of the Baobab in Silver in 2009 (South Africa) for his contribution to the multiparty negotiations and for convening and chairing the Constitutional Assembly to draft the new Constitution.

He has received several honorary doctorates from local and international universities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of South Africa.

Ramaphosa holds honorary doctorates from a number of institutions, including the University of South Africa and the University of Massachusetts.


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