Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has appointed Shell South Africa upstream VP and chairperson Bonang Mohale as its CEO, effective July 1.
Mohale succeeds Thero Setiloane, whose term has expired.
“In the next year, my focus will be to reassert business as the solution and not the enemy because when business does well, society does well; help combat State capture; work with labour and government to get the economy out of this recession and going again; create jobs; and accelerate transformation,” he noted.
Mohale served as BLSA deputy chairperson for the past eight months and will be succeeded by Hollard Insurance’s Adrian Enthoven.
“The board of BLSA are delighted that someone of Mohale’s calibre and immense leadership ability has agreed to steer the organisation through the most challenging environment the organisation has faced since 1994,” said BLSA chairperson Jabu Mabuza.