Thabo Leeuw

Thabo Leeuw

Chief Executive Officer

Thabo, managing director and co-founder of Thesele Group, 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 South Africa.  

Thabo is the non-executive chairman of ICAS South Africa and non-executive director of Hulamin Limited, Rhodes Foods Limited, Prudential Investment Managers and Vodacom Insurance. 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 degree in accounting, University of Zululand
  • BCompt honours degree, UNISA
  • Management Advanced Programme, Wits Business School