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Futhi Mtoba

Futhi Mtoba

Business Unity South Africa (President)

Futhi Mtoba is President of Business Unity South Africa and Chairperson of the Council of the University of Pretoria.

Futhi enrolled at the University of Botswana and Swaziland for a BA in Economics and later moved to South Africa where she obtained her Honours in Economics, a BCom Honours and a Higher Diploma in Banking Law. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

She joined Deloitte & Touche in 1988 and became the first black female Partner at one of the larger accounting firms in South Africa as well as the first female Deputy Chairman at Deloitte Southern Africa. She has also been appointed the first female President of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA).

Futhi holds a number of other key positions which include:

  • President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
  • Chairperson of Council of the University of Pretoria
  • Member of the Business Foundation of NEPAD
  • Member of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative
  • Founder of TEACH South Africa, a programme which recruits Maths, Science, English and IT graduates to teach at schools in formerly disadvantaged communities

Futhi was named 2004 Businesswoman of the Year by the Businesswomen’s Association and Nedbank.