Shameela Soobramoney

CEO
National Business Initiative
South Africa

Shameela is the CEO of the National Business Initiative (NBI), an independent coalition of the local and multinational businesses focusing on taking action to achieve social and environmental sustainability underpinned by good governance. She joined the NBI in 2023. Passionate about the systemic importance of sustainability thinking in corporate strategy, as the executive director, her responsibility spans the full spectrum of oversight of the executive, strategic and governance functions.
She was previously the Chief Sustainability Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (the JSE) – the largest stock exchange on the continent where she advised the board and executive team on the integration of sustainability/ESG factors into the group strategy across both the internal and external aspects of the business, as well ran the operationalization of the sustainability strategy.

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