Mavuso Msimang


Mavuso Msimang has twenty-six years of executive-level management experience. For sixteen years he was involved in the transformation and restructuring of state-owned entities, namely SA Tourism, South African National Parks (SANParks), the State information Technology Agency (SITA) as well as the Department of Home Affairs. He also set up the Tourism KZN provincial organisation, which he briefly led as its CEO. Prior to that he worked for fifteen years in international development. This included assignments with UNICEF, World Food Programme and the United Nations Development Programme in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia, respectively. He also led international NGO’s: CARE International, CARE Canada and the World University/Canada as their Country Representative in Kenya and Ethiopia, respectively.


A generalist, Mavuso has during his long career been
called upon to work in fields of discipline ranging from international development through tourism, conservation and information technology. He also successfully turned around or stabilized the troubled organisations to which he was assigned. He possesses strong communication skills and is able to liaise with, and persuade, others through skilful negotiation.


Mavuso is CEO of the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation and sits on several company boards, for corporate and non-governmental
organizations. He also consults in the biodiversity sector.


– Master of Business Administration (Project Management) -United
States International University, San Diego California

– Bachelor of Science (Entomology and Biochemistry)
University of Zambia.