Wendy Luhabe

Founder and Chairperson, Women Private Equity Fund

Wendy Luhabe is a South African businesswoman, social entrepreneur and author. She has served as board chair for several organizations, including Vodacom and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). She previously worked for ten years with Vanda Cosmetics and the BMW Group. In 1991, Luhabe founded Bridging the Gap, her first exercise in social entrepreneurship. In 1994, she pioneered the founding of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings, which listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1999. She currently serves as Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg since September 2006, as the Chair of the International Marketing Council of South Africa and as a Board Member of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange and of global business school IMD.