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The Business Council for Africa and Invest Africa’s flagship event, The Annual Debate 2018 returns 24th April for its forth edition. It has established itself as an important platform for everyone interested in and committed to African business.

Gareth Penny

Non-Executive Chairman
Norilsk Nickel



Non-Executive Chairman | Norilsk Nickel

Gareth Penny is Chairman of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s leading producer of nickel and palladium. He is Chairman of the Edcon Group, South Africa’s largest non-food retailer.

Gareth is a Director and RemCo Chairman of Julius Bär Group, a listed Swiss private bank. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Boards of both TowerBrook Capital Partners, (a New York and London based private equity firm), and Oxford Capital Partners (which focuses on venture capital opportunities).

Gareth is the founder of Amulet Diamond Corporation, a private diamond mining company, and is Chairman of Pangolin Diamonds, a diamond exploration company in Botswana, the world’s largest producer of diamonds.

For 22 years he was with De Beers and Anglo American, the last five of which he was Group CEO of De Beers.