‘Chief’ Emmanuel Lediga’s career has for more than 20 years been within the finance sector and has largely been in investment banking (stockbroking), private clients investing and asset management, where he was the chairperson of Maru Asset Managers, a company selling enhanced-index products.
He is currently involved in various entrepreneurial activities (private equity and others) and also facilitates strategy for and consults to companies. At the moment he is on the part-time faculty of GIBS business school as a strategy lecturer. He has been on numerous boards as non-executive director and chairperson, including at Nestle (South Africa) as a director.
He was the founder, chief executive and chairman of Legae Securities (Pty) Ltd, the first black owner-managed stockbroking firm in the South African stock market – a firm he later sold.
He began his career as management trainee at global insurer Allianz and later became a financial reporter with The Star newspaper. Then he progressed to stockbroking and then other ventures. In the early 2000’s he was a part of the BEE Commission Report and the Finance Sector Charter, and during that time he was deputy president of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP).
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Wits University and also holds an MBA (Cum laude) from the University of South Africa’s Graduate school of Business Leadership (GSBL). He has also done executive education at Harvard Business School.