Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1954
Mr Nkosi has been a member of the Board of directors since 2006. He qualifies as an independent lead non-executive director. Mr Nkosi is a member of the Non-executive Directors committee and the Lead Independent Directors committee. He is an expert in governance and marketing as well as general business.
Mr Nkosi was the CEO of Exxaro Resources Limited. Prior to this, Mr Nkosi was one of the founders and CEO of Eyesizwe Coal. Before Eyesizwe Coal, Mr Nkosi was Country Manager of ABB Alstom Power (SA) after previously working with Anglo Coal and Ingwe. He was Export Marketing Co-ordinator in the international marketing division of Anglo Coal from 1986 to 1991. In 1992, Mr Nkosi joined Ingwe as the Marketing Manager responsible for international coal marketing. This position involved extensive travel and provided him with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the coal industry worldwide. Mr Nkosi serves on a number of company boards including Sanlam. Mr Nkosi is a past President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and has been serving on the Executive Council of the Chamber since November 2006. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Chamber’s Collieries Committee and as the Head of Strategy at Southern Life. He is currently the Chairman of Talent10 Holdings.
In November 2012, Mr Nkosi was the South African winner in the Master Entrepreneur Category of the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Award and represented South Africa at the global awards in Monte Carlo in June 2013. On 18 October 2013, he received the Tinie Louw Award at the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut’s National Congress in recognition of his business leadership.
Mr Nkosi holds the following degrees: BCom (University of Zululand), BCom (Econ) (Hons) (Unisa), MBA (University of Massachusetts, Boston) and a Diploma in Marketing Management (Unisa). In July 2009, he completed the Advanced Management Programme at the University of Oxford in the UK. Mr Nkosi serves as a member of the Risk committee of the council at the University of the Witwatersrand.