2021 Blended Finance & Impact Week


Leila Fourie

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Group Chief Executive Officer


Leila’s business career spans more than 20 years working in consulting, investment banking, retail banking & capital markets. Her diverse experience has been acquired in some of South Africa’s leading companies in these fields, including Accenture, Standard Bank & the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Through the course of her career, Leila has held senior executive positions & directorships of global portfolios, local boards & US boards. Her board roles have included that of non executive director, executive director & managing director. Leila has also served in the capacity as chairman of the board. Over the course of her career, Leila has gained experience in turnarounds; set up of two new Greenfields organisations; established new global and local divisions within a multi-national organisation; launched new products; established and closed down joint ventures; advocated on national policy matters; and maintained existing revenue producing and support functions. Leila holds a Ph.D in Economic & Financial Sciences.