Tokyo Sexwale

Business Leader, Politician

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Tokyo Sexwale is Founder and Executive Chairperson of Mvelaphanda Holdings (Pty) Ltd – primarily a mining and energy house including other strategic investments in hotels, transportation communications, property, construction, health, banking and financial services.

A former freedom fighter and political prisoner, he was sentenced to 18 years and sent to Robben Island.  He was convicted of treason and conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid regime. He is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee and was the first Premier of Gauteng Province. Mr. Sexwale is a trustee and founder of the Sexwale Family Foundation and trustee for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Desmond Tutu peace Trust and the Makana Trust for Ex- political Prisoners. 

He is the Honorary Consul General of Finland in SA, Chairperson of the Africa Asia Association, and of the Brookings Institution International Advisory Council.  He is director of the FIFA World Cup 2010 Local Organizing Committee, a member of the FIFA Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility.  He is also a member of the Philanthropy Organization, Synergos, Chairperson of the South African National Defense Force Support Council and of the LoveLife Advisory Board.