Dr Judy Dlamini MBChB(Natal) DOH(UFS)MBA(Wits) DBL(UNISA)
Judy is the founder and CEO of the Mbekani Group. She’s former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited a JSE-listed South African pharmaceutical manufacturer with an extensive global presence. Mbekani celebrated 20 years in business in 2016. The group has operations and investments in different sectors.
Judy qualified as a medical doctor & practised for many years before consulting in Occupational Health for various companies. After completing her MBA, she joined HSBC Investment Bank, Johannesburg division, in Corporate Finance. She obtained Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA where she investigated the intersection of race, gender and social class in women CEOs’ career progression and strategies for gender transformation at leadership level. One of the academic contributions from her research is the WHEEL Theoretical Model.
She is the recipient of the African Economy Builder Lifetime Achiever Award for 2016 from African Economy Builder Forum; The Global CEO’s 2016 Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government SADC South award for the Business and Professional Services sector at regional and national level, and Fabulous Woman Award 2016.
Previous board engagements include Anglo American plc, Discovery Holdings Ltd, and Woolworths Holdings Ltd. She’s a wife, mother & grandmother.