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Ketso Gordhan

Independent Advisor

Ketso Gordhan
Ketso Gordhan

Ketso Gordhan was most recently executive director and head of private equity at Rand Merchant Bank. He is the former Johannesburg City Manager. In 1994, he was appointed advisor to former Transport Minister Mac Maharaj, and in 1995 he became director eneral of Transport. Mr. Gordhan dramatically changed the Transport Department, trimming it to one-third of its original size. As Johannesburg City Manager he was responsible for the iGoli 2002 plan aimed at running the city as a business. In the 1980s, Mr. Gordhan was a United Democratic Front organizer in Natal. After the ANC’s unbanning, he moved to the party’s economic policy department. He was the organizing secretary for the party’s seminal 1992 National Policy Conference and its 1994 Elections Coordinator. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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