Ronnie S. NtuliRonnie S. Ntuli

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Founder and Executive Chairman of Thelo Group

Professional History

Ronnie is an established South African born entrepreneur and financier.  He is the the founder of Kerma Global Limited, which is involved in financing and commercialising new sectors of market-disrupting and cutting-edge industries that have global market potential such as artificial intelligence.  He also leads Thelo Group, a South African-based, Africa-wide capital equipment financing company.  Thelo has interests in the aviation, railway, and financial services sectors.

Ronnie is passionate about economic development and is also a board member of the African Export-Import Bank (AFRIEXIMBANK), a member of the Honorary International Investor Council (HIIC) for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a member of the Pan-African Private Sector Trade Policy Committee, a former Chairman of the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), a member on the board of directors for P&O Ferries, a member of the board of Dangote Cement, and a deputy Chairman of Comair Limited, and a patron of the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation (HMHF).

He is a former President of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has been a formal adviser on economic development to a number of heads of State in Africa.


LLB from Edinburgh University.


2006 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow