Robert Gumede is a South African businessman and philanthropist. He is also one of Africa’s most accomplished business leaders and investors. Moreover, Mr Gumede is a global entrepreneur. And most of all, he is the Executive Chairman of the Guma Group. A group of diversified companies that employ 12,000 people around the world.
The Guma Group, is a leading black-owned investment company with a string of international businesses. Mostly spanning across Information Technology, mining, energy, tourism, infrastructure development and hospitality. Mr. Gumede is firstly a smart business strategist. And secondly, a visionary leader with business operations in Africa and various countries over the world. His reach includes the USA, UK, Brazil, Australia, India, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Chile, Japan, Caribbean, and also the Middle East.
Mr Robert Gumede is proudly Mpumalanga born. A South African, Pan-African, a global citizen. He was the 2005 Runner-Up for South African Chapter of the World Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr Gumede is also one of South Africa’s most recognizable philanthropists. His charity, the Keni Foundation, has given away millions in scholarships to students.
Mr Gumede has a clear vision of the role the USA can play. Especially in the development of Africa. He understands the parallels of socio-political enhancement anchored by the economic development of the African continent. Through education, human capital development, industrialization and infrastructure development, Africa will be able to create sustainable jobs and economic development. But most importantly, the generation of the much needed foreign investment. Investment that is needed to spearhead Africa and South Africa’s recovery after the Covid -19 pandemic.
“The SA Chamber USA has a critical role to play to grow foreign investment in South Africa and enthusiastically promote the wide array of opportunities available for trade and investment in the country’s economy. It is important to note that South Africa as an economic giant is a gateway to the rest of Africa’s 1.3bn population and vast business opportunities”Robert Gumede