Brian Molefe biography, age, profile, wife, salary & qualifications

Brian Molefe (born 1966 in Pretoria) is a South African politician, businessman, and former military personnel.

He is known to many for serving as the C.E.O of Eskom. Brian served in the company for a year and seven months. He was named the Chief Executive Officer of Eskom in 2015.

The following year, in 2016, he resigned from the position, this was followed after a report linked him to the Gupta family.

He was paid a huge sum of thirty million Rand from the company. Brian had led ‘Transnet and the Public Investment Corporation’, he also occupied senior positions at the National Treasury.


Brian Molefe biography
Brian Molefe South African politician.
NameBrian Molefe
Age54 years old
NationalitySouth African
Place of birthPretoria
Date of birth1966
EducationBachelor of Commerce
Masters in Business Leadership
Advanced Management Program
Alma materUniversity of South Africa
University of London
Harvard Business School
WifePortia Derby (div.)
Arethur Moagi (m. 2016)
ProfessionPolitician, businessman


His date of birth is in 1966 and the place of birth is in Pretoria, South Africa. Brian Molefe is 54 years old, he was born into the family of SP Molefe.

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He attended the University of South Africa (UNISA), Brian received a Bachelor of Commerce from the institution.

Brian did his Postgraduate Diploma in Economics at the University of London, UK.

He had his Masters in Business Leadership at the University of South Africa (UNISA). 

He ran an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (Boston, United States of America). He completed it in Completed 2006.


He was a colonel in the army. Siphiwe Dlamini, spokesperson of the Defence Forces revealed that Molefe was a member of the specialists. 

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They were responsible for providing aid in auditing queries. He served under this position and received a monthly salary of R57000.

Siphiwe Dlamini further revealed that he did not have enough experience for the job.

The City press report further read that Molefe was given the position of an ‘honorary colonel‘ in the SA Irish regiment in 2009.


In December 2016, Brian Molefe got married to Arethur Moagi. Before the latter marriage, he was married to Portia Derby in 1993. 

Together, Molefe and Derby have two (2) children, Itumeleng Molefe and Ipeleng Molefe.


He was paid R8.9 million, including a R2.1 million bonus, when served as CEO of Eskom (2016-2017).

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He was also paid R9.5 million in the prior year for a full twelve months (one year) work.

“His 2016/17 salary translates to over R1.1 million a month, compared to the R790,000 he earned in 2015/16”.


Brian has taken home several awards and achievements. He boasts of the following awards and recognition.

In 2008, he took home the Institutional Investor for the year Award. He received the award from Africa Investor Investments Awards.

In 2007, he received the Empowerment Leadership Award by Wits Business School/Barloworld Empowerment Awards.

The previous year, 2006, he took home the Newsmaker of the year Award by the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals.

In 2004, Brain received the Investment specialist of the year Award by Black Business Quarterly.

In 2003, he received the Financial services achiever of the year Award by the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals.

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