Linda Mabhena-Olagunju


DLO Energy Resources Group, South Africa

Linda Mabhena-Olagunju holds an LLB from UCT and an LLM from the University of Aberdeen(with distinction). She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She is an experienced developer and executive and currently sits on the boards of the University of Oxford as well as Swiss Port.

In 2019 she was recognised by ESI an infrastructure publication as one of Africa’s Power Elites. She is 1 of 2 South Africans listed on the top 30 of the  prestigious Choiseul 100 Africa Economic Leaders For Tomorrow. In 2016 she was recognised as the Young Business Leader for Southern Africa under the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards in the same year she was recognised as the overall winner of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards. In 2015 she was recognised as the “Best emerging entrepreneur” by Forbes Women Africa in the same year her company DLO was also awarded most innovative black business by the Black Business Quarterly. She has also been featured on the front cover of Forbes Africa and has been recognised by ESI as 1 of the 50 Most Influential People in the African Power Sector. In 2014 she was featured on Oprah’s Power List amongst the 20 most powerful women in Africa.