Khadeeja BassierKhadeeja Bassier

South Africa


Occupational Information

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer at Ninety One

Professional History

Khadeeja Bassier has global responsibility for Operations, Product and Technology as Chief Operating Officer at Ninety One, which was previously known as Investec Asset Management. She has held various roles at Ninety One, the most recent previous one was as the Head of Product and Strategic Change.  She joined the company in 2008, after completing her degree in Actuarial Science. She is passionate about simplifying the complex, and her role at Ninety-One enables this.

Khadeeja was a co-founder of the Inspire network at Ninety-One, a global platform promoting the progression of women in the corporate context. She has also been involved in the Emasithandane Children’s Home, Nyanga, for over a decade. She is also a Trustee of the Claremont Main Road Trust. She recognizes the polarity of the society in which she is situated. As similar gaps have been amplified in other countries across the world under COVID, she is excited to share perspectives and solutions in a way that can meaningfully move us forward. She strongly believes that the responsibility for moving our continent forward sustainably and inclusively, lies squarely on the shoulders of today’s leaders.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science at the University of Cape Town
Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK)


2020 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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