Meet Dr Vuyo Mahlati

04 May 2017

Founder and Principal Designer at Dedani Collection

Dr. Vuyo Mahlati is the founder and principal designer for Dedani. She has vast experience in corporate leadership and entrepreneurship and is one of the inaugural members of South Africa’s National Planning Commission. She obtained her PhD from the University of Stellenbosch and is a policy specialist trained in the UK London School of Economics. Her directorships include being the non-executive director of Lion of Africa Insurance Company, Chairperson of the South African Post Office Board of Directors, part of the Financial Markets Advisory Board, as well as member of the Financial Services Board Licensing Committee.

She was a director of Alexkor Mining Board, and fund manager Umbono Capital (now One Stone). She participated in major business ventures that include the listed Sasol Oil and Tongaat Hullet. She is a recognized global thought leader, and is the recipient of the 2008 Black Management Forum Presidential Award, as well as the Black Business Executive/ABSA Kaelo (Guidance and wisdom) Award.