Christo van der Rheede

Christo van der Rheede



  • Masters in Public Policy Analysis, Administration and Public Leadership (MPA), University of Stellenbosch School of Public Leadership
  • Honours in Public Administration and Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch School of Public Leadership
  • Certificate in General Management, Marketing, Financial Management, Cost Accounting, Risks Management and Project Planning and Implementation, University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelors Academic Degree (BA), University of the Western Cape
  • Higher Diploma in Education, Bellville Teachers Training College


Year Appointed



Committee Memberships

Human Capital and Social & Ethics Committee


Other Directorships/Trusteeships

  • ATKV Business (Board member)
  • Sasol Trust (Trustee)
  • Agri Seta (Board member)
  • National Human Resources Council (Board member)
  • Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (Board member)
  • Kgodiso Trust at Pepsico (Trustee)


Skills, Expertise and Experience

Christo van der Rheede started his career as an educator 37 years ago and has served the educational, cultural, business and agricultural community in various positions over the years.

Since his appointment as CEO of a non-profit venture (SBA) supported by Naspers and later as CEO of the Small Business Institute (formerly known as the AHi), he focused on establishing sustainable business network platforms to support small business through well-functioning local business chambers.

As a Board member of BUSA Christo specifically focused on small business development and related legislation.

As Deputy Director at Agri SA, he was responsible for a wide range of agricultural projects and represented the agricultural sector during the Agri-Phakisa process.  He also served on the Agri BEE Charter Council and various other agricultural ministerial and government platforms.

Christo was appointed as the Chairperson of the AgriSeta and currently serves as a board member and chairperson of the governance committee. He also serves on the National Human Resources Council as the representative of the agricultural sector.

As the current Executive Director of Agri SA, Christo continues to serve the agricultural sector and broader South African community with commitment and the highest degree of professionalism and zeal.

Christo has undertaken research, published various articles and made regular television appearances and radio commentary.