Dr Gil Mahlati

Executive Chairperson

MB.CH.B (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal); FCS (University of South Africa)


Transactional Advisor for transformational goals, Business Development, Health Infrastructure and Health Insurance Schemes.

Dr Mahlati’s portfolio includes being the Chairman of African Financial Group (AFG). Established in 2001, AFG is a company which offers tailor-made innovative transactional advice for transformational growth within the African Continent and the emerging market. 

Dr Mahlati in 1990 was part of the Medical Team tasked to care for political prisoners and returned exiles and was honoured to look after our first president Nelson Mandela on his visits to Cape Town. As a National Medical and Dental Practitioners Association (NAMDA) activist, Gil participated in the formulation of health care policies in democratic South Africa and subsequently advised the Department of Public Administration in the formation of Government Employee Medical Schemes (GEMS).

Since 2001 Dr Mahlati has participated in various transactions across the continent. These include mining (from greenfield to cement factory in Sephaku Cement), and Mineral Beneficiation of dumps from slag to titanium dioxide a key paint ingredient.  Healthcare investments forms a big part of his business interests. His experience in healthcare stretches to Pharmaceuticals (Curaf). The list includes being part of the evolution from SA Druggists to Aspen Pharmacare (a good illustration of creating a company based on DTI incentives and preferential procurement).

Of significance is Dr Mahlati’s participation in the Old Mutual Group empowerment transaction as one of the BEE partners. In this regard Dr Mahlati initiated and engaged in various transformative initiatives for the promotion of black industrialists, professionals and entrepreneurs for the last ten years (from April 2004).