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Marna Van Der Walt has been the Chief Executive Officer, Excellerate Property Services Group (EPS) since October 2012. She began her career at Gensec as a senior internal auditor in 1996. This led to her eventual appointment as a CEO in November 2003. The company value quadrupled over the latter three years. Among many achievements, Marna was the first person that held the position of president for both the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA). According to her, people development is critical because it is the only true legacy that one can ever leave. “It is not about me but all about the growth of the team,” she notes. With more than two decades in the property industry, she sits on various panels and boards.

Stephen Master Mahlobogoane

Marna Van Der Walt

Stephen Master Mahlobogoane is the Executive Chairman - Agrimegalo Consulting where he provides strategic direction. He takes care of the day to day management and administration of the organisation; liaises with clients about the projects; negotiates and signs contracts/deals on behalf of the company with both the clients and service providers; collaborates with other companies in pursuing common interests through consortiums or sub consultancy arrangements in pursuance of managing sustainable good relationships with clients and markets the products that the organisation offers. Prior to his role, Master was aa project manager. He is a member of various professional organisations which include the Secretariat of Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC – African Union civil society advisory body) SA Chapter and was the Deputy General Secretary of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) from 2002 to 2008.

Nothemba Gqiba has been in the Development Finance sector for 10 years. She is a seasoned brand developer, communications and marketing practitioner. She is very passionate about entrepreneurship, development and growth of SMMEs and Cooperatives, moreover about the improvement of the lives of ordinary South Africans. Her career started off in the private sector where she spent the first years of her working life at McCarthy Motor Holdings and the Clicks Group. She is currently the Head of Department for Marketing and Communication at sefa (Small Enterprise Finance Agency). As the first HOD of marketing and communications at sefa, she has been responsible for building the sefa brand and ensuring its visibility nationally. In her current position she is tasked with giving strategic direction with regards to the implementation of the marketing and communication strategy to ensure sefa’s wider reach to more SMMEs and cooperatives throughout South Africa.

Nothemba Gqiba

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