Lungile Mdluli completed her under- and postgraduate degrees in accounting and commerce at the Universities of Natal and Johannesburg. After that she served articles at KPMG in Johannesburg where she qualified as a chartered accountant in 2000. On completion of her articles, Lungile joined WipCapital, a subsidiary of Women's Investment Portfolio Holdings as a manager in the Debt Products team and then joined De Beers in 2002 as a project accountant in the Group Exploration Finance department, before moving to its Corporate Finance department the following year. Lungile joined Metier Investment and Advisory Services team in 2005, where she is now a director and principal in the private equity team; her responsibilities include the execution of new deals and the management of portfolio companies. Lungile holds various directorships and served as treasurer of the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) from 2015 until recently.