Valli Moosa

Valli Moosa’s is one of the best-known names in conservation in South Africa. He is passionate about the environment, and currently serves as the Chairman of WWF South Africa, and previously held the positions of the South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Chairman of the United National Commission on Sustainable Development. He played a key role in the establishment of the first trans-frontier park in Southern Africa, and under his leadership, five new Marine Protected Areas were created. He served on the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, and was also the Minister of Constitutional Development in Nelson Mandela’s cabinet. Since 2004, he has played various prominent roles in the corporate world. He currently serves on the boards of Sun International, Anglo Platinum, Sanlam, Sappi and Imperial. However he still finds time to escape to the bush, hike and participate in the countries major cycling events.