South Africa’s Top 100 CEOs

PIET MOUTONThe list of CEOs of South Africa’s Top 100 Companies makes fascinating reading. Octogenarian Neil Jowell of Trencor is comfortably the oldest of them – and is also the longest serving having been in the hot seat for six years longer than Shoprite’s Whitey Basson. PSG founder Jannie Mouton’s son Piet, at 37, is three years below the next youngest CEO (pictured right). The chief executives are ranked in order of the market capitalisation of their companies in December 2014 – ie Nicandro Durante of British American Tobacco is top as his business is worth more than any other on the JSE. Each of the columns on the tables can be adjusted by clicking on the arrow in the header. Only one company in the Top 100, Standard Bank, has joint CEOs. The duo, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala, are ranked 11th (pushing the next one of the list to 13th). Another banker, Maria Ramos, is one of only two women on the list, the JSE’s Nicky Newton-King the other. We have added the newest of the CEO’s Darryll Castle, even though he only takes up his position in January (hence the -0.1 month of service). Have fun. – AH 


SA's Top 100 CEOs

PosCEOAgeCompanyYears as CEO
1Nicandro Durante58BAT plc3.8
2Alan Clark55SAB Miller plc1.7
3Ivan Glasenberg58Glencore plc13.0
4Bob van Dijk41Naspers Ltd0.7
5Johann Rupert64Richemont SA4.7
6Andrew Mackenzie58BHP Billiton plc1.6
7Sifiso Dabengwa56MTN3.8
8Mark Cutifani56Anglo American plc1.7
9David Constable52Sasol3.5
10Sizwe Nxasana57FirstRand5.0
11Ben Kruger55Standard Bank Group Ltd.1.8
11Sim Tshabalala47Standard Bank Group Ltd.1.8
13Shameel Joosub43Vodacom Group Ltd.2.3
14Stephen Saad50Aspen Pharmacare Holdings18.0
15Julian Roberts57Old Mutual plc6.3
16Maria Ramos55Barclays Africa Group Ltd5.8
17Johan van Zyl58Sanlam Ltd11.7
18Markus Jooste53Steinhoff International17.0
19Mike Brown48Nedbank Group Ltd.4.8
20Jannie Durand48Remgro Ltd.2.6
21Brian Joffe67Bidvest Group Ltd.17.0
22Whitey Basson69Shoprite Holdings Ltd.36.0
23Chris Griffith49Anglo American Platinum Ltd.2.3
24Herman Bosman45RMB Holdings Ltd.0.7
25Danie Meintjes58Mediclinic International Ltd.4.7
26David Fischel56Intu Properties plc13.8
27Ian Moir55Woolworths Holdings Ltd.4.1
28Norman Mbazima55Kumba Iron Ore Ltd.2.9
29Peter Matlare54Tiger Brands Ltd.6.9
30David Hathorn52Mondi plc7.6
31Adrian Gore50Discovery Ltd.23.0
32Norbert Sasse50Growthpoint Properties Ltd.10.3
33Stephen Koseff63Investec plc18.0
34Stuart Bird54Mr Price Group Ltd.4.4
35Richard Friedland53Netcare Ltd.9.3
36Ian Hawksworth48Capital & Counties Properties PLC8.3
37Terence Goodlace55Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.2.6
38Alan Grieve62Reinet Investments SCA2.9
39Nicolaas Kruger46MMI Holdings Ltd.4.1
40Andre Meyer49Life Healthcare Group Holdings Ltd.0.7
41John Gnodde49Brait SE3.8
42Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan48AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.1.6
43Nick Holland56Gold Fields Ltd.6.6
44Anton Pillay45Coronation Fund Managers Ltd.1.9
45Andrew Konig45Redefine Properties Ltd.0.4
46Sipho Nkosi60Exxaro Resources Ltd.7.3
47Gerrie Fourie50Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd.1.0
48Mark Lamberti64Imperial Holdings Ltd.0.8
49Thabo Dloti44Liberty Holdings Ltd.0.8
50Sipho Maseko45Telkom SA SOC Ltd.1.7
51Phil Roux48Pioneer Food Group Ltd.1.7
52Michael Mark62Truworths International Ltd.23.5
53Martin Slabbert43New Europe Property Investments plc7.2
54Guy Hayward49Massmart Holdings Ltd.0.6
55Richard Rushton51Distell Group Ltd.1.1
56Andre de Ruyter45Nampak Ltd.0.7
57Marcel von Aulock40Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd.3.2
58Des de Beer53Resilient Property Income Fund Ltd.12.5
59Doug Murray57Foschini Group Ltd.7.0
60Graham O'Connor58Spar Group0.9
61Piet Mouton37PSG Group Ltd.4.6
62Simon Crutchley51AVI Ltd.9.2
63Ian Kirk57Santam Ltd.7.5
64Mike Schmidt55African Rainbow Minerals Ltd.2.8
65Richard Brasher53Pick n Pay Stores Ltd.1.9
66Pieter Prinsloo65Hyprop Investments Ltd.3.6
67Barry Stuhler57Capital Property Fund Ltd.3.6
68Peter Staude62Tongaat Hulett Ltd.12.6
69Clive Thomson48Barloworld Ltd.8.0
70Christopher Cory63Assore Ltd.10.6
71Steve Binnie46Sappi Ltd.0.5
72Neal Froneman55Sibanye Gold Ltd.2.0
73David Kneale60Clicks Group Ltd.9.0
74Spiro Noussis43Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Ltd.0.6
75Ben Magara47Lonmin plc1.5
76Mark Dytor53AECI Ltd.1.8
77Alan Olivier54Grindrod Ltd.8.0
78Miles Dally58RCL Foods Ltd.11.9
79Morne Wilken43Attacq Ltd.3.5
80John Copelyn64Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd.18.0
81Darryll Castle45PPC Ltd.-0.1
82Paul Dunne51Northam Platinum Ltd.0.8
83Mark Stevens46Fortress Income Fund Ltd.5.2
84Asher Bohbot62EOH Holdings Ltd.17.0
85Graeme Stephens51Sun International Ltd.1.9
86Francois Kuttel45Oceana Group Ltd.5.5
87Edward Kieswetter56Alexander Forbes Group Holdings Ltd.5.0
88Neil Jowell81Trencor Ltd.42.0
89Michael Watters55Redefine International P.L.C.1.1
90Rod Humphris57Omnia Holdings Ltd.16.0
91Paul O'Flaherty51ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd.0.5
92Jens Montanana52Datatec Ltd.28.9
93Jo Grove65KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd.2.7
94Alan Dickson44Reunert Ltd.0.2
95Kevin Hedderwick61Famous Brands Ltd.4.6
96Gavin Dalgleish48Illovo Sugar Ltd.1.3
97Norman Celliers41Zeder Investments Ltd.2.4
98Peter Mountford56Super Group Ltd.5.4
99Nick Booth54Italtile Ltd.0.5
100Nicky Newton-King48JSE Ltd3.0
The CEOs of South Africa's 100 most valuable companies determined by the market capitalisation of their JSE-listed shares
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