Portia Derby Biography, Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth

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Portia Derby (born in 1972) is a South African entrepreneur who is a co-founding member and also the chief executive officer of Ubu Investments Holdings Pty Limited.

Portia Derby

She was appointed as group chief executive of Transnet SOC, the ministry of public enterprises said on Friday 31st January 2020.


Portia Derby Age

She was born in the year 1972. As of 2021, she is 49 years old


She studied at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg where she bagged a BSc, Honours in Economics. She proceeded to the University of Witwatersrand for her MBA program at the

Portia Derby Husband

She got married to Brian Molefe in the year 1993. Unfortunately for them, they got divorced and have moved on ever since then.


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Ms Portia Derby founded Ubu Investment Holdings Pty Ltd and was the CEO of the company for a while. In February 2020, she was appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Transnet SOC Ltd. She is also a board member of Ubank Ltd. •  Want Your Biography Here? Click To Chat Us On WhatsApp!! During the South African economic reform, Ms Portia Derby occupied high government positions as shown below;

  • 2002: Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Trade and Industry.
  • 2004 – 2005: Corporate Strategy and Structure of the Investment Portfolio.
  • 2005 – 2009: Director-General of Public Enterprises (2005 – 2009) ..

Portia Derby also worked as a financial researcher at the National Institute for Economic Policy (NIEP). This is where her career in government started. Between 1997 and 2001, Portia was part of the team that founded the National Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. At a point, she became it’s Chief Operating Officer. She also served as a non-executive director of Metair Investments and Safcol. And as an Executive Director: Clients Africa at Aurecon (an international engineering and infrastructure advisory company). She also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Trade and Investment South Africa.

Net Worth

The successful South African businesswoman and CEO, Portia Derby has amassed a massive net worth of $500,000-$10,000,000.


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