Thabo Leeuw

Thabo Leeuw

Chief Executive Officer

Thabo is co-founder and chief executive officer of Thesele Group and has more than 27 years experience in the food and beverages, petrochemicals, ICT and financial services sectors. He is former global director of Cazenove PLC and director of corporate finance in Cazenove’s South African branch.  

Thabo is the non-executive Chairman of ICAS South Africa and non-executive director of Hulamin Limited, Rhodes Foods Limited, Elite Truck Hire and AEP Energy Africa. He also serves on the Strategic Investment Committee of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

He was part of the team that drove the drafting of the Financial Sector Charter. Thabo was also secretary general of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) from 2003 to 2005. In 2003, he was a Financial Mail rated analyst in the transport and healthcare sectors. 

  • BCom Accounting, University of Zululand
  • BCompt (Hons), UNISA
  • Management Advanced Programme, Wits Business School