IT IS with pleasure that we invite you to submit your nominations for inclusion in the Financial Mail: Little Black Book 2016

When The Little Black Book was first published by the Financial Mail in 2001, it sought to introduce a new generation of black professionals to the wider market and to dispel the notion that there was a shortage of qualified leaders, decision-makers and professionals within SA’s newly empowered black community following the democratic transition.

There was little representation then of black professionals in the top echelons of business, especially at C-suite level.

Over the past two decades of democracy SA has given birth to a new type of black corporate leader. Many of the black corporate leaders who made it to the book more than a decade ago have now retired, and have made way for a new pool of black talent expected to lead the way.

The nominees should at minimum come from the private sector and currently hold the title executive director, or be an operational shareholder in either a listed or an unlisted company.

All nominees must be natural citizens of SA from within the “designated groups” (black, Indian, coloured).

Click here for the nomination form.

Please submit your nomination form via e-mail to Herb Payne at payneh@fm.co.za before May 12.