Ipeleng SeleleIpeleng Selele

South Africa


Occupational Information

Job Title: Group CEO at RRS Investment

Professional History

Ipeleng is a qualified International Strategist and an entrepreneur. She specializes in foreign market entry strategies and execution across different sectors and markets. Ipeleng has business interests in maritime affairs, Oil and Gas, LPG distribution, energy infrastructure, foreign market entry strategies, maritime ports training, ICT (digital technology). She owns an LPG gas bottling plant terminal.

She also has solid experience in strategic nation branding, she conceptualized and executed the first Brand South Africa’s Investment stakeholder engagement strategy program and training globally that was showcased at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Switzerland. She has worked on projects in South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola, Singapore, the US, and the UK. Ipeleng’s sector experience is in Maritime and Ports, Telecommunications, IT, FMCG, Banking, Branding and Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Media, Insurance and Automobiles.

Ipeleng is the founder of African Women in Oil and gas. She assisted with the maritime annexure plan for maritime and women in maritime at the African Union in relation to Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy 2050 execution plan. She also conceptualized and launched the first-ever portal of African Maritime Affairs that was launched at the African Union. In particular, Mrs. Selele has played a pivotal role in driving the African Ports and Maritime development agenda. She was instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing the recent BRICS Maritime Investment Forum 2018 Summit which was held in Durban; South Africa focusing on the Maritime agenda. She championed the BRICS Maritime Trade business seminar aimed at leveraging the BRICS partnership with an objective of developing Africa’s maritime trade and attracting investment into the maritime industry.

Ipeleng holds an MSc (Master of Science) in International Marketing Strategy majoring in Foreign Market Entry Strategy from the University of London South Bank. She recently completed an African Leadership Executive Course from Oxford University as part of her TUTU Fellowship as well as a Strategy Execution Qualification from INSEAD, France. She is the Vice President of the Africa-Southeast Asia Chamber of Commerce based in Singapore. She is passionate about entrepreneurship development on the continent. She is the Vice President of African Women in Maritime. She serves on the BRICS business council infrastructure working committee. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Oil & Gas, from Middlesex University, UK.


MSC (Master of Science) in International Marketing Strategy majored in Foreign Market Entry Strategy from the University of London South Bank


2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Oil, Gas, LPG Distribution, Energy Infrastructure, Foreign Market Entry Strategies, Maritime Ports Training, ICT, Marketing