BA LLB D.Comm (h.c.) Stellenbosch Univeristy, D.Tech: Marketing,
Cape Peninsula University of Technology; D.Comm (Bus.Management) (h.c.) Nkhoma University, Malawi
Christo Wiese is chairperson of Shoprite Holdings Limited, Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retail company with a total of more than 2,400 outlets trading in 15 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands; employing more than 148,000 people.
Dr Wiese is a significant shareholder in a range of businesses throughout the world. He holds large and large stakes in Brait SE (an investment holding company), Tradehold Ltd (UK based property investment company) and Invicta Holdings Ltd, all listed on the JSE.
Dr Wiese has served on the boards of many listed companies over the years and is a past director of the SA Reserve Bank and former chairman of the Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd and Pepkor Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
During 2015, Dr Wiese was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards; the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, as well as being inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame.
Dr Wiese owns Lourensford Wine Estate, a producer of internationally acclaimed wines, and is the owner of a game reserve in the Kalahari.