Magda Wierzycka Biography – Magda Wierzycka Wiki
Magda Wierzycka is a South African eminent businesswoman. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sygnia Ltd, a financial services company. Wierzycka is said to be the richest woman in South Africa. She is also an anti-corruption activist. Wierzycka was in Forbes 2020, “Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women”.
Wierzycka became the Sygnia Ltd’s CEO in 2006. In a decade, she grew the company’s assets from R2 billion to R162 billion which resulted in Sygnia becoming the second-largest multi-management company in South Africa.
Previously Wierzycka was the Chief Executive Officer for African Harvest Ltd, Director and Head-Institutional Business at Coronation Fund Managers Ltd, Council Member at Actuarial Society of South Africa, and Chief Executive Officer for Cadiz Asset Management (Pty) Ltd.
Born Magdalena Franciszka Wierzycka was born in 1969 in Gliwice, Poland. She was raised in Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland. In 1982, she moved with her family to Austria where they lived for a year in the Polish refugee camp at Traiskirchen. Her family later moved to South Africa in 1983, when she was just 13 years.
Wierzycka attended Pretoria High School for Girls in Hatfield, Pretoria in the Gauteng province of South Africa. While there she worked at a supermarket selling cheese and cold meats. She went on to join the University of Cape Town where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science, and a Postgraduate diploma in actuarial science. She graduated in 1993. Wierzycka also serves on the Africa Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Center for African Studies.
Magda Wierzycka Age
She was born on October 14, 1969, in Gliwice, Poland.
Magda Wierzycka Husband
She is married to her husband Simon Peile. Her husband is also a founder of Sygnia Ltd. Together with her husband they have two sons. The family resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
Magda Wierzycka Salary
Magda Wierzycka’s salary is unlear.
Magda Wierzycka Net Worth
Magda Wierzycka Net Worth is estimated to be R1.096 billion.