30 Sep Lael Bethlehem
Lael Bethlehem is an investment executive at Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) where she has been working since 2013. She is involved in developing and managing assets, especially inner city housing developments and renewable energy. She is also responsible for several other portfolios in the company. Lael has a Masters Degree in Industrial Sociology from Wits. She started her career as a researcher in the trade union movement in the early 1990s. From 1998-2002 Lael served as Chief Director of Forestry in the National Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. From 2002 – 2010 she worked for the City of Johannesburg including as CEO of the Johannesburg Development Agency where she was deeply involved in inner city regeneration. From 2010 – 2013 she was Head of Real Estate Investments and Integrated Residential Development at Standard Bank South Africa. Lael is a member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Development Corporation as well as Sedibelo Platinum. She serves as a sectoral facilitator for the Minister of Trade and Industry. She has previously been a Board member of various other entities including the Centre for International Forestry Research, the International Institute for Environment and Development and City Power Johannesburg.