Dr Judy Dlamini

Founder, Mbekani Group

Dr Judy Dlamini started out as a medical doctor before changing into business. She is entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Her passion is creating and adding value to society and humanity. Judy has worked in different sectors of the economy using her diverse skills sets and degrees in different subject areas.

After practising as a medical family practitioner for many years, she specialised in Occupational Health and consulted for different companies. Her MBA qualification from Wits University enabled her to change careers. She worked for HSBC Investment Bank, at the Johannesburg office in the Corporate Finance division.

She obtained Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA in 2014 and a Stanford Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate in 2018.

Dr Dlamini is Founder and Executive Chairman for Mbekani Group that celebrated 20 years in business in 2016. She is a non executive director of SA SME Fund, an initiative between government and the private sector to create jobs and grow an inclusive economy.

She is the former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited (Aspen) a JSE-listed South African pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, The group has operations and investments in different sectors of the economy. Previous other board appointments include Anglo American plc, Discovery Holdings, and Woolworths Holdings.

She is a published author of ‘’Equal but Different”, which was a bestseller for several weeks. She was selected as the 2017 Exclusive Books Homebru author in the business sector.

She is the recipient of the African Economy Builder Lifetime Achiever Award for 2016 amongst several other awards.

She’s the co-founder and trustee of Mkhiwa Trust, a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that the family uses for social investment.