Tiger Brands’ new chair­per­son

CityPress - - Business -

Khotso Mokhele is set to be­come Tiger Brands’ chair at the com­pany’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in Fe­bru­ary.

He joined the Tiger Brands’ board in Au­gust 2007.

He is cur­rently chan­cel­lor of the Univer­sity of the Free State.

Mokhele has a BSc in agri­cul­ture from Fort Hare Univer­sity, and an MSc in food sci­ence and a PhD in mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy from the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia.

He was sub­se­quently a post­doc­toral fel­low at Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity in Bal­ti­more and at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia in Philadel­phia in the US.

Mokhele is the re­cip­i­ent of honorary doc­tor­ates from eight South African uni­ver­si­ties, in­clud­ing the Univer­sity of the Free State, and one from Rutgers Univer­sity in the US.

He was pres­i­dent and CEO of the Foun­da­tion for Re­search Devel­op­ment from 1996 to 1999 and pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Re­search Foun­da­tion from 1999 to 2006.


HEADS UP Khotso Mokhele, chan­cel­lor at the Univer­sity of the Free State, will be­come the chair of Tiger Brands next year

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