Ipeleng Selele is a qualified International Strategist and an entrepreneur. She specializes in
foreign market entry strategies and execution across different sectors and markets. Ipeleng
has business interests in maritime affairs, Oil and Gas, LPG distribution, energy infrastructure,
foreign market entry strategies, maritime ports training, ICT (digital technology). She owns an
LPG gas bottling plant terminal.
She also has a solid experience in strategic nation branding, she conceptualized and executed
the first Brand South Africa’s Investment stakeholder engagement strategy programme and
training globally that was showcased at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Switzerland.
She has worked on projects in South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda,
Namibia, Ghana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola, Singapore, US and the UK. Ipeleng’s sector
experience is in Maritime and Ports, Telecommunications, IT, FMCG, Banking, Branding and
Marketing, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Media, Insurance and Automobiles.
Ipeleng Selele is the founder of African Women in Oil and gas. She assisted with the maritime
annexure plan for maritime and women in maritime at the African Union in relation to Africa
Integrated Maritime Strategy 2050 execution plan. She also conceptualized and launched the
first ever portal of African Maritime Affairs that was launched at the African Union. In
particular, Mrs. Selele has played a pivotal role in driving the African Ports and Maritime
development agenda. She was instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing the recent
BRICS Maritime Investment Forum 2018 Summit which was held in Durban; South Africa
focusing on the Maritime agenda. She championed the BRICS Maritime Trade business seminar
aimed at leveraging the BRICS partnership with an objective of developing Africa’s maritime
trade and attracting investment into the maritime industry.
Ipeleng Selele holds an MSc (Master of Science) in International Marketing Strategy majoring in
Foreign Market Entry Strategy from the University of London South Bank. She recently
completed an African Leadership Executive Course from Oxford University as part of her TUTU
Fellowship as well as a Strategy Execution Qualification from INSEAD, France. She is the Vice
President of the Africa-Southeast Asia Chamber of Commerce based in Singapore. She is
passionate about entrepreneurship development on the continent. She is the Vice President of
African Women in Maritime. She serves on the BRICS business council infrastructure working
committee. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Oil & Gas, from Middlesex University, UK.