Old Mutual Limited: Celiwe Ross

Celiwe was appointed to her current role in May 2018.

Old Mutual Human Capital Director Celiwe Ross has a BSc degree from the University of The Witwatersrand. A qualified mining engineer and MBA graduate, she has held senior investment banking roles within the Standard Bank Group in South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, covering the mining, energy, real estate and infrastructure sectors. She has been with Old Mutual since May 2017 when she joined as an executive assistant to the chairman. She later became the Chief of Staff in the office of the Old Mutual Emerging Markets CEO, where she gained a deep understanding of the Group’s operations.


May 2018 – Present:    Human Capital Director, Old Mutual Limited

Nov 2017 – May 2018: Chief of Staff, Old Mutual Limited

May 2017 – Oct 2017: Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO,

                                     Old Mutual South Africa

Oct 2015 – Feb 2017: Consultant, Egon Zehnder

Jan 2015 – Aug 2015: Executive, Power and Infrastructure Finance

                                    (East & West Africa), Standard Bank Group

Mar 2014 – Dec 2014: Executive, Mining, Energy and Infrastructure,

                                    West Africa Standard Bank Group

Oct 2011 – Feb 2014: Head, Project Finance, Stanbic Bank, Ghana 

                                    (Part of Standard Bank Group)

Oct 2006 – Sep 2011: Manager, Mining and Metals Finance, Standard Bank

Dec 2004 – Sep 2006: Marketing Manager, Domestic Coal Sales, BHP Billiton

Dec 2003 – Dec 2004 Business Development Manager, BHP Billiton

Dec 2002 – Nov 2003: Mine Planner, BHP Billiton  


2007 – 2007: MBA, University of Cape Town

1998 – 2002: BSc, Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand

About Old Mutual

Old Mutual Group is an international investment, savings, insurance and banking group. It is a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has secondary listings on the London, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe stock exchanges.