Portia Derby is a popular South African entrepreneur and economist born in 1972. She became known as the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet SOC Ltd and the founder of Ubu Investment Holdings Pty Ltd.
Early Life & Background
Portai Derby was born in 1972 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She obtained a Bachelors degree in Economics at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She also attended University of Witwatersrand fro her MBA program.
Portia Derby is the founder of Ubu Investment Holdings Pty Ltd. She was later appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet SOC Ltd in February 2020.
She has also held high government positions such as:
Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Trade and Industry (2002)
Corporate Strategy and Structure of the Investment Portfolio (2004-2005)
Director General of Public Enterprises (2005-2009)
About Transnet SOC Ltd
Transnet SOC Ltd is an integrated freight transport company which offers rail transportation, rolling stock maintenance, port and cargo terminal operational services.
Portia Derby got married in 1993 to Brian Molefe, the former Transnet CEO. The couple later went their separate ways.
Portia Derby is a succesful South African entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of between $5 million – $10 million.