International Investor Award Winner
FDI CEO of the Year // Africa 2022
Russell has run the Durban Investment Promotion Authority, known as Invest Durban, for 18 years. He’s a NED of the Durban Chamber of Commerce, the Durban Auto Cluster, & past Chairman of the Institute of Directors, KZN. Previously, also on The Mercury Editorial Board, Independent Newspapers, plus the Boards of other Commercial Co’s & NPC’s. Internationally, he sat on the UN Investment Advisory Council 2008/9, & 2016/17. Russell also served on the MCI/World Bank Expert Advisory Group on City Investment Promotion & jointly authored publications. He has been a UN World Investment Forum Panelist in 2010, 2014, 2016, & 2018. He holds the degree of Chartered Associate, Institute of Bankers SA, a Post Grad Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales, & an MBA (Essentials) from the London School of Economics. He is a devout Christian with 30 years Business experience in the Corporate Banking, Financial Services, & Investment Advisory industries, whilst remaining active on various Social Justice, Developmental, and Philanthropic platforms.