Wendy Luhabe

Non-executive Director

Wendy Luhabe Richemont All Rights Reserved

South African, born 1957

Ms Luhabe was appointed to the Board in 2020 as a Non-executive Director and is a member of the Governance and Sustainability, and Nominations Committees.

She is a representative of the ‘A’ shareholders on the Richemont Board and serves on the Cartier Foundation.

She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management from the University of Lesotho in 1981 and completed a Management Advancement Program at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1983. She is a recipient of four Honorary doctorates in Commerce including from the University of Fort Hare and Stellenbosch in South Africa for her pioneering work with the economic empowerment of women.

Ms Luhabe started her career in marketing in 1981 in the cosmetics and luxury automotive sectors and for the last 30 years she has pioneered a number of social enterprises. She established a business in human placement and development, founded women investment portfolio holdings and a venture capital fund focusing on the economic empowerment of women. She invests in a number of women‑owned enterprises and supports emerging entrepreneurs with mentorship and seed funding.

She has more than 30 years of board experience in executive compensation, executive succession, corporate governance, risk management, corporate social responsibility, board nominations and ESG. She has served as a Non‑executive Director and Chair of various companies in private and public sectors including Vodacom from 2000 to 2005, Industrial Development Corporation from 2001 to 2009, Vendôme South Africa from 2001 to 2011, Tiger brands from 1994 to 2001 and Telkom from 1994 to 2003. She was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and served on the boards of IMD in Lausanne and Advisory Board of ESSEC in Paris.

She currently serves as the Non‑executive Chair of Pepkor and Libstar, both listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.