Old Girl and Successful Businesswoman

PHSG would like to shine light on Old Girl Magda Wierzycka who is listed among South Africa's most successful businesswomen. Magda and her family relocated to South Africa in 1983 at age 13 with only R500 in their bank account. Upon arrival in South Africa, the family called Sunnyside, Pretoria their home . Magda later pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Business Science, She went on to pursue a Post-graduate Diploma in Actuarial Science because she could get a bursary.

Magda joined the world of business at a very young age and she has been serving as the Sygnia CEO since 2006. Sygnia is the second largest asset management firm in South Africa that she co-owns with her husband Simon. The firm has grown from a net worth of R2 billion to a value of R162 billion since she took over the company. In October 2015, the company was listed on the stock exchange in Johannesburg. Magda also serves in the Africa Advisory Board of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University.

Magda is a businesswoman, mother, wife and an activist against corruption in both the private and public sectors. PHSG truly hopes Magda's success story can be an inspiration to our young ladies.

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