Andile Sangqu | Business Leadership South Africa

ANDILE SANGQU

ANDILE SANGQU

Director: BLSA
Q: What do you think should be done to encourage and empower black business leadership?

A: “Black business leaders need to be given access to investment and funding opportunities, the latitude to grow the business they are responsible for, and they must have the full back up, support and confidence of their board of directors.” 

Andile Sangqu was appointed executive head for Anglo American in South Africa on 1 June 2015.

His role includes working with the South African-based businesses to help deliver the group’s strategy in the region, provide leadership and co-ordination to the group’s stakeholder relations initiatives in South Africa, and facilitate regional alignment with the group’s central functions.

He serves as an executive director on the Anglo American SA board, chairman of the Anglo American Zimele board and as a non-executive director on the Anglo American Platinum board. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours), a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of Business Leadership, Higher Diploma in Tax Law and he completed an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Insead Business School.

Andile was previously group executive of sustainability and risk at Impala Platinum and brings extensive commercial, mining and stakeholder relations experience from his former executive and board roles.

Prior to his role at Impala Platinum, Andile was executive director for Glencore Xstrata South Africa, served on the Chamber of Mines’ National Development Plan Committee and held executive and non-executive roles at Kagiso Trust Investments. Andile currently serves as the vice president of the Chamber of Mines.