CEO & Principal Officer
Appointed as CEO and PO of BCIMA in February 2020, Ms Phumelele Makatini is a dynamic and seasoned businesswoman, entrepreneur and educationalist with some 12 years combined experience within the healthcare, financial services, consulting and technology sectors. She served in executive and senior management roles at a number of Blue Chip South African companies before joining BCIMA, including Edcon Financial Services, Metropolitan Health Group and Union Life.
Ms Makatini holds a Masters of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation from the University of the Witwatersrand Business School, an honours degree in Politics from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) as well as a BA in Communication Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She is currently enrolled at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School for a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Ms Makatini has a strong passion for education and is also a visiting lecturer at Wits Business School. She previously served as an Independent Director on the Gauteng Cricket Board and is now an Independent Non-executive Director at Sakhiwo, a fuel distribution subsidiary of Thebe Investment Corporation consisting of Sekelo and Shell South Africa (STISA). She is also a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).
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