CATSA2022 Conference

Dr Thulani Dlamini

Dr Thulani Dlamini



Dr Thulani Dlamini is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). His previous roles include Vice President: Strategic Research and Technology, General Manager: Research and Development and Chief Researcher at Sasol. At the CSIR, he previously held the positions of Centre Manager: National Laser Centre and Group Executive: Research and Development.


Dr Dlamini graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a specialisation in catalysis, and later completed a Master’s degree in Business Leadership at the University of South Africa.

He has served on numerous Boards and national / international committees including the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, National Advisory Council on Innovation and UNDP South African Programme Board. He is also a member of the South African Academy of Science.

With the CSIR being at the forefront of catalysis research in South Africa and a leader in global catalysis research, we are pleased to have Dr Dlamini deliver the opening address at the CATSA2022 conference.