Ms Ipeleng Selele
Board Member, representing Southern Africa
Ipeleng Selele is a qualified International Strategist and an entrepreneur. She specializes in foreign market entry strategies and execution across different sectors and markets. Ipeleng has interests in maritime affairs, LPG distribution, foreign market entry strategies, strategic consulting services, maritime ports training, agro processing, ICT and Education.
She has worked on projects in South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola, Singapore, US and the UK. Ipeleng’s sector experience is in Maritime and Ports, Telecommunications, IT, FMCG, Banking, Branding and Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Media, Insurance and Automobiles.
She also has a solid experience in strategic nation branding, she conceptualized and executed the first
Brand South Africa’s stakeholder engagement strategy programme and training globally that was
showcased at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Switzerland. She assisted with the maritime
annexure plan for maritime and women in maritime at the African Union in relation to Africa Integrated
Maritime Strategy 2050 execution plan. She also conceptualized and launched the first ever portal of
African Maritime Affairs that was launched at the African Union.
In particular, Mrs. Selele has played a pivotal role in driving the African Ports and Maritime development
agenda. She was instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing the recent BRICS Maritime
Investment Forum 2013 Summit which was held in Durban; South Africa focusing on the Maritime
agenda. She championed the BRICS Maritime Trade business seminar aimed at leveraging the BRICS
partnership with an objective of developing Africa’s maritime trade and attracting investment into the
maritime industry. Most recently, she spearheaded the conceptualization/owns and implemented the
immensely successful inaugural Africa Maritime Investments Indaba 2013.
Ipeleng Selele holds an MSC (Master of Science) in International Marketing Strategy majoring in
Foreign Market Entry Strategy from the University of London South Bank. She recently completed an
African Leadership Executive Course from Oxford University as part of her TUTU Fellowship as well as
a Strategy Execution Qualification from INSEAD, France. She is the Vice President of the AfricaSoutheast
Asia Chamber of Commerce based in Singapore. She is passionate about entrepreneurship
development on the continent. She is the Vice President of African Women in Maritime.