Tebogo Seloane is the chairperson and chief executive of the Aruba Group (Pty) Ltd, the holding company of two subsidiary entities in the oil and energy fields. In his leadership role, he oversees top-level executives and engages with various stakeholders in the field: shareholders, government entities and representatives of multinational companies.
Once a university dropout with no real plan, Seloane’s drive and ambition soon took the wheel, transporting him to a rung high on the corporate ladder at the age of just 30. Despite championing a sector reliant on fossil fuels, he is vocal about the need for sustainability and strives to ensure a high standard of social responsibility in Aruba’s practices.
He wants to see South Africa shift its focus from the provision of primary goods to become a secondary goods supplier, with a focus on innovation.
“Listen to your parents, but make the choices yourself.”