Jayendra Naidoo

Jayendra Naidoo
  • Executive Chairman, J&J Group, South Africa

1981-94, Trade Union Leader; 1991, led ANC-Alliance team in negotiating National Peace Accord; 1992, Member, multiparty National Peace Committee and National Peace Secretariat; 1992, Negotiation Coordinator, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU); established National Economic Forum, first tripartite forum for socioeconomic matters; 1992-94, National Negotiations Coordinator, COSATU, responsible for federation's involvement in national social and economic matters; 1995-98, Executive Director, National Economic Development and Labour Council, first statutory body established by newly elected democratic parliament; 1999, Chief Negotiator, representing President Mbeki, in government procurement of strategic defence equipment; since 2000, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, J&J Group, a diversified investment holding company.