Zeona Jacobs is the Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for the JSE. She is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in corporate, governmental and communication organisations.
In her role she oversees stakeholder and government relations, and engagement; JSE group marketing and branding; JSE group communications including media, investor relations and internal communications; events, retail strategy and corporate social responsibility.
She is currently, Chairman of the Johannesburg Social Housing Company, the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE) and an Executive Member of the African Securities Exchange Association.
She also serves as an advisory Board Member at the University of the Witwatersrand Business School.
Zeona has held some of the most sought-after and dynamic communication and marketing positions in South Africa, such as Head of Corporate Communications for Cell C at the time of its launch, Executive Head of Corporate Communications at Telkom, Director for Communications at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, joint Managing Director of a top South African advertising agency Lobedu Leo Burnett. Other organisations include; Multi-Links (Nigeria) and Herd-buoys McCann Advertising Agency. Previous board directorships held were at Nestle South Africa, Bankserv Africa, Johannesburg and Roodepoort Theatre.
Education and Credentials
• Damelin College, Johannesburg, Business Management Programme.
• University of the Witwatersrand Business School, Management Advancement Programme.
• Aspen Institute of Leadership, Executive Leadership Training.