Dr Iqbal Survé


MBChB, BSc (Med) (Hons) Sports Med. (UCT),
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM),
MBA (UCT); SEP (Harvard) (Wits)


Dr Survé is a medical doctor, an influential African entrepreneur, a Global business leader and a recognized philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Sekunjalo Group.

The Sekunjalo Group is an Investment Holding Conglomerate with investments in more than 70 Private and Public companies in Africa.  Sekunjalo Group was nominated by the World Economic Forum in 2007 as one of the 125 “New Champions” also called the Community of Global Growth Companies.

Dr Survé is the recipient of numerous and significant awards for business excellence and business performance and has been recognized by authoritative African magazines as one of the most influential business leaders that will “shape the future of the African continent”. 

Dr Survé is a philanthropist and serves as Chairman of a number of NGO’s. These are strongly supportive of social entrepreneurs and young people in education, arts, sports and music. Dr Survé has a strong commitment to education and academia and is Chairman of the UCT (University of Cape Town) Graduate School of Business and a Governor of the UCT Foundation.   

Dr Survé has been appointed to and participated in many prestigious Presidential, Ministerial and Public Institutions and Advisory boards.

Dr Survé is a Global leader, a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative, a Fellow of the HRH the Prince of Wales Business & Environment Programme as well as being appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Board of Governance on the Clinton Global Initiative.  He is a participant member of the World Economic Forum, Chairman of the Saudi South Africa Business Council and a Council Member of the South Africa-US Business Council/Forum.   

Dr Survé’s life has been profiled on television as an inspiration to other Africans and a case study about him and the Sekunjalo Group is taught at Harvard Business School. His case is an example of someone who has shown outstanding moral leadership in the face of numerous challenges.

Prior to founding the Sekunjalo Group in 1997, Dr Survé was affectionately known as the “Struggle Doctor” as a result of his medical work with victims of apartheid and provision of medical care to a number of prominent South Africans after their release from Robben Island. In 1989, at UNESCO in Paris, he was honoured by Amnesty International for his medical and ethical work with victims of detention and torture.