Chairperson of the Board
Nils has extensive international experience having worked in
financial services in the United Kingdom, Jersey (Channel Island) and Hong Kong. He
has worked for firms such as Citibank, Barclays and Dresdner RCM Global Investors.
His primary strengths are strategy formulation and business development. He has
worked extensively in the film, tourism, trade and investment promotion sectors.
Nils’ career experience spans both the private and government sectors.
Nils has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Saldandha Bay IDZ Licensing Company, as the CEO of the Western Cape Government’s promotion agency - Wesgro, as a non-executive Director of the Cape Town Film Studios on the advisory boards of the Sable Accelerator and Africa Utility Week and as a strategic policy advisor to a Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) of the Western Cape Government.
Non Exec Director
Mpho Bodibe is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an
honors’ degree in accounting. She boasts extensive experience in finance,
strategy formulation, leadership development programmes, and implementation and
Enterprise Development. She has worked done work across logistics, financial
services, petrochemical and global energy sectors
Mpho is also a Managing Director of MOPSY Strategic Advisors, which is a 100% black woman owned independent, niche consultancy providing B-BBEE strategy and process design solutions to mid and large sized corporate entities. She served as an associate at Mckinsey and Company
Non Exec Director
Sihle is a successful entrepreneur who has worked extensively in
the African Continent especially East and West Africa. He holds an honours degree in
politics, sociology and law. He is the former Group CEO of Tricom Group.
He still serves as a board member of Lemcon-Likusasa and boast vast experience as marketer, strategist and international business. Sihle also serves as a Board member of Billfort Global Pty Ltd, a company which he founded and Triccord West Africa and East Africa.
Non Exec Director
Nadira Singh is a specialist consultant in corporate governance,
risk, assurance and forensics in both the public and private sector. She has served
on various audit committees, such as the Department of Provincial and Local
Government, Johannesburg Tourism Company, Compensation Commission and the State
Theatre. She was Chairperson of the Metro Trading Company Audit Committee, as well
as a specialist member of the Services Appeal Board of Gauteng Provincial
She is the former chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee of Joburg Market and Remuneration Committee. She has held several senior executive positions in the finance field, has been a partner at an international audit firm and is the founding member of the audit firm Singh Pather Incorporated. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (cum laude), served at the CCSA (Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities).
Non Exec Director
Andries has vast experience in commercial law having provided advisory services in competition law,
prospecting and mining, company law and contract management. He has also played a pivotal role in training other judicial officers.
Andries holds a Bproc in commercial law practice and has served at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as a Commissioner of Small Claims Court.
Non Exec Director
Faizal Docrat holds a master’s degree in business
administration, he is also a certified Information System Auditor, Information
Security Manager, certified in the governance of enterprise information technology.
He is an associate of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa
Faizal boasts extensive experience in corporate governance and has served in various boards including, inter alia, at Collaborative Stakeholder Movement (CSM), Audit Committee member for CEB (Council for the Built Environment), SASSETA (Chairman), Department of Energy (SA), South African Institute of Professional Accountants, Audit Committee member of Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Treasury, AGRISeta, Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA) and IRMSA legal and compliance Sub-Committee.
Among his many roles in professional bodies, he also served as a Vice President of ISACA South African Chapter and board member (2006-2012).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr Solly Mogaladi boasts years of experience in leadership
especially in the public sector coupled with a proven track record in operational
leadership, strategy development, project management, financial and people
management and stakeholder management. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public
Management obtained from Regenesys School of Public Management amongst other
He has held senior leadership positions in various spheres in the public sector, and brings a wealth of expertise and experience strategic management, training and development, organisational development, change management, public administration and local government. Some of the strategic positions he has held include that of Chief Director responsible for training senior and middle manager at PALAMA, Executive Director for Service Delivery Training and Development at SAMDI. Before joining the Tshwane Economic Development Agency, he was a Regional Executive Director for Region 2 in the City of Tshwane.
Executive: Investment Promotion & Funding
Karin Liebenberg has worked as an economist for the first 20 years
of her career where she gained extensive experience in economic research and
development finance. She worked in various government and private sector
institutions in both managerial and consulting roles and developed core expertise in
economic policy, sector analysis, venture capital funding, project management,
incentive administration, as well as investment and export promotion.
As the Executive: Investment Promotion and Funding at the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA), Karin provides strategic direction in terms of Trade and Investment Promotion. The purpose is to attract investment and promote trade that will result in higher economic growth and employment in the City of Tshwane. Investment targeting, facilitation and aftercare as well as export development and promotion forms a critical part of the function.
One of her main career highlights was to represent the South African Government (Department of Trade and Industry) as the Consul: Economic in Munich Germany for 4 years. The purpose of the economic posting was to promote and facilitate trade relations between Germany and South Africa. She managed and provided strategic leadership to the Economic office in the South African Embassy and Consulate in Germany. Her responsibilities included the promotion of inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to South Africa, focusing on the Automotive sector, Renewable Energy, Metal Products, Pharmaceutical, BPO and Film sectors. She was also responsible for the promotion of South African exports and facilitated and assisted various dti funded National Pavilions such as Ambiente, Fruit Logistica, Automechanica, Wire and Tube, GIFA and Anuga
The following are some of her further career highlights:
•Compiled the South African Competitiveness Monitor, a set of 5 research publications published by WEFA (Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates)
•Provided strategic direction in terms of the Industrial Development Corporation’s role in venture capital finance. Received board approval for R200 million commitment to venture capital funds.
•Managed 3 incentive schemes related to the services and manufacturing sectors, including the BPO and Film incentives. Provided strategic direction to the continuous improvement of the incentives.
Karin Liebenberg holds a Master degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa and a B.Com Honours in Economics from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Mr Simon Makgatho is a dedicated and experienced public servant who
worked for various departments i.e. PALAMA as a Senior Human Resources Officer. He
also served as Senior Committee Officer for the National Department of Transport
(DoT) and Assistant Director: Secretariat Services. Whilst at the DoT, he was
seconded for four (4) years to serve as Secretariat of Cabinet Committee,
Infrastructure Development Cluster (IDC) before he joined Department of Cooperative
Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) as Deputy Director/ Manager: Office of
He holds a Master’s Degree in Programme Management (MComPM) from Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management and various Advanced and Post Graduate Diplomas in Management and Human Resources Management. He has extensive experience in ensuring that the highest standards of administrative processes and corporate governance are promoted and maintained, so that the business operates efficiently and in accordance with all statutory and legal provisions i.e, Companies Act, MFMA, Municipal Systems Act, King Reports on corporate governance and others. Mr Makgatho was appointed by Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) as Board Secretariat from 2015 to 2018. He was later appointed as a Company Secretary in December 2018.
Executive: Projects Portfolio Management
Mogau Leshilo has years of senior management experience in both
private and public sector. He has led and participated in infrastructure
developments, industrial developments as well as commercial developments including a
major upgrade of a national key point. He has a proven record in project planning
and delivery. He holds degrees in construction management, project management and a
Masters in business leadership.
He is a registered Professional Construction Project Manager in terms of the Project and Construction Management Professions Act 48 of 2000. He is a member of the South African Institute of Directors, Association of Construction Project Managers and the South African Institute of Civil Engineering. Before joining TEDA, he was an Associate Director in a consulting company. His key managerial competencies are project portfolio management and evaluation, corporate governance, risk management and corporate finance, contracts law and construction contracts, strategy development and implementation. He has also co-authored two conference papers on International platforms.
Chief Financial Officer
Zane is a qualified Chartered Accountant, an MBA graduate and
possesses over 16 years of business experience. He has worked in various industries
spanning from logistics, telecommunications and passenger transportation in both the
public and private sectors. The experience gained also includes regional exposure
with different functional currencies.
His expertise include amongst others, strategic planning and execution, finance leadership, budgeting and forecasting, public sector regulatory compliance, financial reporting and treasury functions. He previously worked as a CFO in various organisations overseeing budgets ranging from R 200 million to R800 million per annum. Some of his key success areas as a CFO include, business and process re-engineering, enhanced and improved compliance, financial performance indicators improvement and implementation of quality improvement work streams. Zane is a student of leadership and is an avid reader, his leadership philosophy can be summarised by the quote from John Wooden, “Character is more important than reputation, because character is what you really are, while reputation is merely what others think you are.”
Chief Marketing Officer
Mandla Ndlovu is the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer at TEDA tasked with elevating brand Tshwane
through destination marketing and investment promotion. He is a resident of the City of Tshwane and comes
with over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and brand management. He has previously held
a number of roles in marketing, communications and brand management. Mandla served as Head of Corporate Brand
at MultiChoice, Head of Marketing for Africa at ONE Campaign, Strategic Communications Lead at Johns Hopkins
South Africa, Marketing and communications manager at CSIR and Head of Media at Lovelife.
Mandla holds an MBA from Henley Business School, a Master’s Degree in Public and Development Management, a BCom Honours in Marketing and a BTech Degree in Commercial Education. His previous work has earned him recognition from the marketing fraternity with more than 10 awards including Loeries, Pendorings and Best Brand reputation awards. He was previously recognised as one of South Africa’s top 100 young people and future leaders by the Mail and Guardian. He is a married father of two, with love for sport, content creation and reading.
One his utmost beliefs is that tourism is the most accessible lever with which communities can participate meaningfully in the economy. “Having travelled to many countries, I have learned that the most potent driver of tourism is not necessarily the attractions, but people and how they embrace tourism and all its opportunities, and that if they do that well, they become the biggest beneficiaries.