We have an experienced committed Board who are dedicated to our vision and mission.
Prof Mashige is active in the education, NGO and business sectors. He is:
Dean: School of Health Sciences, UKZN;
CEO: African Vision Research Institute;
Chairman: Global Institute for Entrepreneurship and Ethics;
Chairman: Education and Training Committee (Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians);
Chairman: Community Self Mastery Coaching Institute
Mr Qhena, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has vast experience in the corporate sector. He is:
Former CEO: Industrial Development Corporation of SA Limited (IDC);
Former Non-Executive chair of Foskor (Pty) Limited;
Former Non-Executive Director of Spanish listed Acerinox SA;
Non-Executive Director of Investec Bank Limited;
Non-Executive Director of Exxaro Resources Limited
Prof Mayatula is a recognised academic and expert in economics. His experience includes:
Economics lecturer, University of Fort Hare (UFH) (1975-1994);
Vice Dean: Faculty of Economic Sciences (UFH) (1993-1994);
MEC for: Finance and Provincial Expenditure (1994-1998); Education (1998-1999;
Member of Parliament in the National Assembly (1999-2014);
Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Education in the National Assembly (1999-2009).
Ms Xobololo is a Chartered Accountant and senior finance executive with a background in:
Specialized functions such as structured finance, equity fund management, financial management, and systems management;
Financial Reporting & Analysis VP for Sub Saharan Africa at Citibank;
Asset verification project for Zambia’s state-owned power producing entity.
Mr Makobe has extensive experience in the private sector. He is:
Former CEO: Phembani Group;
Former Head of equity restructuring project; Chief Risk Officer & Executive Vice President (SAA)
He has held various Directorship positions at several companies, including: Engen Ltd, Tsogo Sun KZN, Endemol SA (Pty) Limited
He has a Bachelor of Commerce (UNIN) and a certificate in Strategic Management (CUNY).
Mr Naidoo is engaged in economics and finance development from local through to national levels. He is:
Executive Chairman: Age Group;
Participant World Bank and Development Bank forums;
Advisor to former speaker of Parliament RSA to Iran; DTI Minister Rob Davies on SMME Finance; Red Cross Air Mercy Services
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