Lerato Mbele has been with CNBC Africa since its launch in 2007.
During her time with CNBC Africa Mbele has hosted shows such as The Other Dimension, Business AM, CNBC Specials and the World Economic Forum. She has had the privilege of interviewing a range of leaders including three Nobel Prize winners. Some of her highlights at CNBC Africa include the hosting of the presidential debate on the launch night of CNBC Africa in 2007 and the live CNBC Africa Debate at the World Economic Forum on Africa in 2009. She was previously a prime-time news anchor with the SABC, the co-editor of Designing Democracy, an Anti-Poverty Ambassador for the Southern Africa Trust and a recipient of literature awards from the World Association of University Women. She is a Chevening Scholar and a regular speaker and moderator at conferences around African Development, in 2009 hosting the Promise of Leadership Summit with President Paul Kagame, for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.