Shameela Soobramoney

Senior Manager, Group Strategy and Sustainability, JSE
Chair, WFE Sustainability Working Group

Shameela is the Senior Manager: Group Strategy and Sustainability. She joined the JSE in 2007.

Shameela is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on corporate strategy and all aspects thereof, at both an operational and strategic level with a key need to consider multiple stakeholders, global trends, regulation, customer needs, governance and competition.

Shameela is also responsible for Sustainability at the JSE which includes the FTSE JSE Responsible Investment Index series. She is the chairperson of the World Federation of Exchange’s (global) Sustainability Working Group and represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels related to sustainability and climate change.

As a sustainability specialist she has, inter alia, been a key contributor to the JSE’s research into climate change, the potential for a local market to trade in carbon credits and environment-related products, the development of a Green Bonds framework, impact investing, and the JSE’s sustainability, innovation and CSI strategies. She is a trustee of the WWF (South Africa) and served on the board of Directors as a non-executive director until November 2016.

Her previous experience includes senior roles in the banking and insurance industries.

Shameela completed the Master’s Programme in Sustainability Leadership (MSt) at the University of Cambridge and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She is a past Chevening and Mansion House scholar, and is a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA).