IWF member profile

Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Kumalo

Board Member | Chair: Advocacy and Brand and Reputation Committee

Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman & CEO of Basetsana Women Investment Holdings Pty Ltd.
She is an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and a Renowned Author of Her Book: ‘Bassie – My Journey Of Hope’.
She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Africa, majored in Politics and Communications.
She has a Diploma in Executive Education on Global Leadership from Harvard University.
She participated in the ‘Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century’ program at Yale University.A Director of Pro-Direct Investments: a woman-owned and listed coal mining company.

A Director of Travel with Flair: A Travel Management Company. She is the Executive Chairperson of Tswelopele Productions, a television production company, which produced Top Billing amongst other television shows.
A co-founder and CEO of Connect TV, which produces reality shows.

Basetsana sits on various Boards, namely:

  • Rhema Ministries
  • The Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development: Director
  • A Board member of JAM which is an NGO that feeds 100,000 pre-school aged children in informal settlements at day care centres.
  • She is the Chairperson of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa.
  • Board member of Michaelhouse School
    In 2011 she was nominated as a Young Global Leader: World Economic Forum, an
    accolade that is bestowed upon you by Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan.
    She is a Motivational Speaker and together with her husband they have
    established the Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo Family Foundation, which focuses
    on the development of child headed household, and children who have been
    orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.