FSD Africa

Khanyi Mlambo

Sustainability, Shared Value, Leadership, Non-Executive Director, Endurance Sports

Khanyi Mlambo is passionate about driving sustainability and shared value principles for businesses to purposefully pursue sustainable growth whilst creating a positive impact on customers, society, and the environment. She provides advisory services incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles as part of business strategy. Her career spans over 30 years across multinational businesses, including Old Mutual as Head of Responsible Business, Standard Bank Group at various Executive roles, and Corobrik, as an Executive Director and Board member.

She is a Board Member of the Southern African HIV and Aids Collaboration (SAHAC) and Legacy Africa Publishing (LAP). She is a Committee Member of the Institute of Directors SA (Social and Ethics Committee), an associate of the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) and participates as a faculty member at the CISL Sustainability Practitioner’s Program.  She is a previous Board Member of the UN Global Compact SA Network, the National Business Initiative (NBI), Motheo Construction Group – Chair of SEEC, South African Women in Construction – Chair, Construction Industry Development Board and Corobrik.

She holds an Honors in Psychology, Bachelor’s in Applied Social Sciences, a National Diploma in Architecture, and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. She holds certificates in Business Management (UCT), Executive General Management (GIBS) and attended the CISL Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme in Cambridge.

Khanyi has led major South African NPOs in the construction industry, ensuring the inclusion of women, youth and small and medium enterprises in the sector. She co-founded and Chaired the South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) and was the coordinator of the South African Black Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO). She plays a key role as a change agent assisting the Government, South African Corporates, civil society and global NPOs to create a collaborative effort to deliver the UN sustainable development goals.

Khanyi is an ultra-marathoner and mountaineer campaigning for the education of young people in underserved communities.