Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu

Chairman of the Board

KPMG in South Africa

Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu is currently the Chairman of KPMG South Africa. He was the Chancellor of the University of Pretoria for 15 years, up until June 2022. Prof Nkuhlu is the former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Transkei (1987 - 1991) and was the Chairman of DBSA for 5 years. Professor Nkuhlu is a member of the Advisory Board of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). He served as the President of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants for two terms, from April 1998 to April 2000. He is passionately involved in the development of Black Accountants and is the Patron of the Nkuhlu School of Accounting at the University of Fort Hare. He served as the Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Africa, T M Mbeki, and as the Chief Executive of the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) from 2000 to 2005. He played a major role in elaborating the NEPAD policy framework and in promoting the programme both in Africa and internationally. He regularly participates as a speaker in international conferences on African Development issues and corporate governance. In recognition of his contribution to education, business, and development, Professor Nkuhlu has received several awards, including Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of the Free State, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Witwatersrand, and the University of Fort Hare. He has also received merit awards from the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce, the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa, and the Black Management Forum. Additionally, he was awarded the President of Convocation Medal by the University of Cape Town in June 2004. The medal is awarded to UCT graduates for outstanding community service."

  • BCom (UFH)

  • MBA (New York)

  • CA(SA) DCom (hc) (UFS)

  • DCom (hc) (US)

  • DCom (hc) (UP)

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

  • Chartered Director, This an accreditation by the Institute of Directors South Africa