Esha Mansingh, Chief Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Officer and Chairman of Global Women’s Forum at Imperial
“Grab every opportunity life throws your way & Always dress the part”
Esha Mansingh (34) is the only woman and youngest member of the executive committee of Imperial Logistics – South Africa’s largest logistics company and ranked as one of the top 30 global logistics providers.
Esha is responsible for key strategic stakeholder communications across the group – including investor relations, media liaison, communications, sustainability, ESG and integrated reporting.
Esha has been instrumental in driving the first Global Women’s Forum at the company as well as intrinsically involved in creating a female led culture underpinned by true empowerment, to create opportunities for women within the organisation and the community. She has supported the business to invest in and lead female initiatives. Esha also steers the group’s corporate social investment initiatives and Imperial’s partnership and sponsorship of the iconic Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and the Imperial Lions provincial cricket team. These initiatives are focused on uniting people through sports and sports development – including developing women in communities and in sport.
She currently serves as a director of the Imperial and Motus Community Trust, the Unjani Clinics NPC, and is a founding member and director of the Investor Relations Society of South Africa.
Esha’s passion for writing and integrated reporting has earned her a seat in the working group for the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa and she also serves on the CFO Forum integrated reporting sub-committee. Esha’s experience as one of South Africa’s leading investor relations professionals, including media relations and corporate communications, extends to more than 12 years. Her prior roles within South Africa’s top 40 JSE-listed and large blue-chip companies include Group Head of Investor Relations and media spokesperson for Imperial Holdings Limited, Head of Investor Relations at Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore Limited, and Investor Relations Officer and media spokesperson for Harmony Gold Mining Company, amongst others.
Esha is also a TV presenter for Colors TV’s eastern lifestyle show ‘East n You’, a former anchor presenter for Saffron TV’s Bollywood show ‘Star Attraction’, a well-known media personality and an award-winning journalist.
Esha is passionate about travel together with her husband and 2 children. In her spare time Esha enjoys keeping up with the latest global trends, socialising, writing and above all – spending time with her family. Esha is influential in initiatives relating to women empowerment and community development – which she feels strongly and passionately about in the aim of making a ‘real difference’.