Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao

Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao is an African entrepreneur, passionate speaker and founder of international beauty product range Malée. Through determination and keen business acumen, Zeze has earned her position as a leader in the African-made luxury goods market. Over the course of her expansive career, Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao has garnered significant success as a pioneering business woman, African entrepreneur and influential global speaker. As the creator and founder of Malée, a luxury fragrance, bath and body care range from South Africa, she has transformed her passion for travel and natural ingredients into a leading global beauty brand.


Zeze has been featured in numerous prestigious publications and high-profile speaking engagements. As she continues to expand Malée into new markets, Zeze is also available to share her valuable insights into building a successful business. 


Major global TV and publication features:

• The Telegraph

• Reuters Trust Women’s

Conference 2016

• CNN Market Place South Africa

• Huffington Post

• She Leads Africa

• The Atlantic Post


Speaking engagements


• In-Cosmetics Global: Speaker

and Panellist

• Packaging Innovations -

Beauty Summit: Speaker and

Panel Moderator

• INNOCOS: Speaker, Panellist and

Panel Moderator

• Thomson Reuters Foundation:


• Business of Design 2014 -

Keys to success in a Start Up

Business: Speaker

• South African Luxury

Association Wealth - Harnessing

Africa: Speaker

• Women’s Chapter and Telegraph

Women (Women and Resilience):


• Lux Afrique: Panellist and Panel


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