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Nkuli Mkhize, nee Nkonyane, is senior investment officer for investment banking at the Development Bank of South Africa. She was previously an executive manager at Wesgro. Prior to her work in the private sector, she served as the economic consul and foreign economic representative at the South African consulate in Dubai. She also worked at the South African embassy in Tel Aviv, where she held the same position. She spent several years at Investment South Africa, the then-national agency responsible for promoting foreign direct investment in South Africa. She was executive assistant to the CEO and investment manager for the automotive and metals sector. Nkuli began her career at Sedgewick Noble Lowndes South Africa, a consultancy in Cape Town. She attended Rhodes High School and holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences and humanities from the University of Cape Town and is working toward her master's degree in development finance at the University of Stellenbosch. Nkuli is married with one child and lives in Johannesburg. She is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.