Nthabiseng Ndlovu

Managing Director

Director, Specialist Compliance


Nthabiseng is passionate about the development and empowerment of young people. She believes that success is often the result of a “REGA moment” which translated means a moment of opportunity. Consequently, if young people are given opportunity at an early stage in their lives, success is imminent.

A Managing Director and 51% Shareholder of Leonie Ellis Placements Pty Ltd. She specialises in assisting successful businesses and corporates in sourcing talent in the Risk and Compliance profession. Her career started in one of the Big 4 Banks where she gained experience in stockbroking. The love for financial markets inspired her to join the Regulator - JSE Limited where she spent 7 years of her career.

Upon leaving the JSE, she worked predominantly in the Banking Industry, where she gained further expertise in the Compliance profession. She spent the last 5 years in corporate within a specialized compliance role dealing with conflicts of interest management and became one of the first black females to acquire experience and manage a Compliance Control Room Function in an international banking institution. She continues to mentor and coach young talent in this industry with the aim of increasing capacity of black talent in this area within South African banks.

She is the Brainchild of Itsebe Foundation which she founded in 2017. The foundation aims to assist and empower young people to make informed decisions about their future career paths through developing self-awareness and hence enabling them to “know themselves”.

Professional qualifications

 National Diploma: Accounting (UJ); B Tech: Corporate Administration (UNISA); Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance Management (UJ); Postgraduate Diploma in Money Laundering (UJ).