Dr. Thulani DLAMINI
CEO, Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR)
Dr Thulani Dlamini is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR). His previous roles include Vice President: Strategic Research and
Technology, General Manager: Research and Development and Chief Researcher at Sasol.
At the CSIR he previously held the positions of Centre Manager: National Laser Centre and
Group Executive: Research and Development.
Dr Dlamini graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a specialisation in
catalysis, and later completed a Master’s degree in Business Leadership at the University of
He has served on numerous Boards and national / international committees including the
Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, National Advisory Council on
Innovation and UNDP South African Programme Board. He is also a member of the South
African Academy of Science.