Hixonia Nyasulu

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Hixonia Nyasulu
NationalitySouth African
Alma materHult International Business School
OccupationChairwoman of Sasol

Hixonia Nyasulu (born 1954) is a South African businesswoman and executive, who notably serves on the boards of Unilever and JPMorgan Chase, among others. Currently, Nyasulu serves as Chairwoman of Sasol, the largest company in South Africa. She formerly served as the Director of Anglo American Platinum, the largest platinum producer in the world.[1][2][3]


Early life[edit]

Hixonia Nyasulu was born in 1954 in South Africa.[2] She received a BA in Social Work and an Honors degree in Psychology from the University of Zululand.[1][2] She graduated from the Hult International Business School (then know as the Arthur D. Little School of Management), in Massachusetts.[1][2]


She worked at Unilever from 1978 to 1984.[1][2] In 1984, she founded T.H. Nyasulu & Associates, a marketing and research company.[2][3] In 2004, she founded Ayavuna Women's Investments, a woman-controlled investment firm.[1][2][3]

She is a former Deputy Chairman of the South African bank Nedbank.[3] She is a former director of Anglo American Platinum and McCarthy Retail.[3] She now serves as Chairman of Sasol.[1][2][3] She sits on the Board of Directors of Unilever, Paton Tupper Associates and Tongaat Hulett.[1][2] She also serves on the Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase.[1][2][3]