Stephen Koseff

Stephen Koseff

former Investec Group chief executive officer

Stephen Koseff is the Investec Group’s former chief executive officer. In addition to his directorships of Investec Ltd, Investec plc and various other Investec subsidiaries, he is a non-executive director of the South African Banking Association. 

Stephen is also a current board member of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).


Stephen's previous roles include:

  • former chairman of the South African Banking Association
  • former non-executive director of The Bidvest Group Limited
  • former director of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • former member of the Financial Markets Advisory Board
  • former chairman of the Independent Bankers Association


Stephen is a qualified chartered accountant, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Higher Diploma in Business Data Processing. He is the recipient of numerous awards including:

  • 1990 Jewish Businessman of the Year
  • 1992 Top 5 Businessmen of the Year
  • 1996 Business Day Business Achievement Award
  • 2003 Jewish ABSA Achievement Award – Listed Companies
  • 2003 Moneyweb CEO of the Year
  • 2004 Finalist Moneyweb CEO of the Year
  • 2005 Finalist Moneyweb CEO of the Year
  • 2006 GIBS Social Entrepreneurship award ‘benefactor’ category
  • 2009 Sunday Times Lifetime Achievers Award
  • 2014 Southern Africa Master Entrepreneur Winner at the EY World Entrepreneur Awards
  • 2017 Honorary Doctor of Commerce Degree by the University of Witwatersrand