Sipho Mila Pityana is the founder and Chairman of Izingwe Holdings. He is also chairman of the Board of Directors of the following companies: the JSE listed AngloGold Ashanti and Onelogix, he is also a non-executive director of a number of manufacturing companies including Aberdare Cables where he is the Vice Chairman. He has previously served as chair of Munich Reinsurance of Africa, he also served on the boards of Bytes Technology Group, AFROX, SPESCOM and Scaw Metals; he also served on the Old Mutual Leadership Group. He previously worked as the Executive Director of Nedcor Investment Bank and a Managing Director at Nedbank.
In addition to his private sector track record, Mr Pityana has extensive public sector experience and international exposure. He was the first Director General of Department of Labour in a democratic South Africa. As the Foreign Affairs Director General he represented South Africa in various international fora including the United Nations, African Union, Commonwealth and the International Labour Organisation. He was one of the founding members of the governing body of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Convenor of the South African government delegation to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC). He is the previous Chairperson of the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and former Registrar of the University of Fort Hare. He is the chairperson of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) and a Convenor of Save South Africa.