Jonathan Oppenheimer is a South African businessman. He began his career working at NM Rothschild & Sons before moving to Anglo American where he became Senior Vice President: Acquisitions in the Exploration & Acquisition Division. After leaving Anglo American in 2000, he filled a number of senior roles at De Beers, including as Head of the Chairman’s Office responsible for the direction and implementation of group strategy.
In 2003, Jonathan established the Brenthurst Foundation, a Johannesburg-based think-tank which examines ways to drive Africa’s sustainable growth. In his role as Founder and Member of the Board, he has served on several of Brenthurst’s Advisory Committees to governments, most recently in Mozambique and Malawi.
Jonathan is also actively involved in other aspects of the family’s activities. Outside of the office, Jonathan is first and foremost a family man. He is passionate about flying, an active golfer, and enjoys engaging on issues of African development.