Ms. Nkosi is an agricultural economist and Managing Partner at the African Green Alpha, a food value chain private equity fund which she co-founded in 2019. She is also the Chairperson of the Coca-Cola Mintirho Fund which provides growth capital to emerging farmers.
She is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading agricultural economists, having worked with businesses across the sector to unlock growth and find solutions. Prior to co-founding African Green Alpha, Ms. Nkosi held senior positions in the public and private sectors. She was the Executive Director of Group Investments at AFGRI Group Holdings; Agribusiness Investment Specialist at the Public Investment Corporation; Lead Economist at Agri SA and Senior Manager for Research, Development, and Strategy at the Office of the Auditor General of South Africa.
Nkosi is the Chairperson of the Land and Agriculture Development Bank of South Africa. Throughout her career, Ms. Nkosi has sought to champion and promote rural development, especially in the agricultural sector. She has published numerous expert opinions in leading business publications and served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Trade and Economic Policy of BUSA.
Ms. Nkosi holds an MBA and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria