Mr Sizwe Errol Nxasana holds a BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA) qualifications.
He started his career at Unilever. He 1989 he established Sizwe & Co, the first black-owned audit practice in Kwa-Zulu Natal. In 1996 he became the founding partner of Nkonki Sizwe Ntsaluba now called Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo (SNG-Grant Thornton) which is the fifth largest audit firm in South Africa. In 1998 he joined Telkom SA as Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for its listing on the JSE and New York Stock Exchange. Sizwe was the CEO of FirstRand Banking Group since 2005 until he retired in September 2015. Sizwe serves as Chairman on various Foundations and Trusts. He is the Co-founder and Chairman of the National Educational Collaboration Trust. He is the Founder and Chairman of Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) which funds and supports students who come from poor and “missing middle” backgrounds.
Sizwe is now a social entrepreneur who recently founded Future Nation Schools which is a chain of affordable private schools in South Africa. He also founded Sfiso Learning Group which is involved in EdTech, academic and non-academic publishing and real estate.
Sizwe has been conferred with honorary doctorates by the University of Fort Hare, Durban University of Technology, University of Johannesburg and the Walter Sisulu University.