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aving been part of the recognition programmes since before they went continental, the Commander is in awe of just how many leaders in Africa are helping to transform ordinary people’s lives through their respective business ventures. He notes that the awards get better each year, more especially since a new type of leader is emerging continent-wide. This is a young leader who thinks on their feet with the help of technology. He says that it is this type of leader that is envisioned to take Africa into the future. This is particularly apt because the continent has been tipped to be the bedrock of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He adds this is what will place Africa on a pedestal in this regard, as she has a fairly young population which is agile and can get things done quickly. As the patron of the recognition programmes, Commander Mokhele believes that Africa is yet to scratch the surface in so far as its leadership potential is concerned. He believes that it is such recognition programmes that should be encouraged across the continent to showcase Africa’s potential. According to the Commander, the recognition programmes can only grow from here on because new industries are being birthed in Africa. A maritime officer at heart, the Commander says that the maritime sector is one such sector that holds vast and untold potential and should be used to revitalise the sluggish African economy. As CEO Global honours the winners in various sectors in 2017, Commander Mokhele states that it was not an easy judging process for the respective judging panels. They were often faced with the dilemma of who goes through to the next round and who does not. The 2017 nominees were that good. However, he is quick to point out that nothing should be taken away from those who did not go all the way because they are exceptional individuals and business persons in their own right.

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Commander Tsietsi Mokhele is largely regarded as the man who is behind the transformation of the South African maritime sector for the better. On the global front, the man, affectionately known as The Commander, is known for putting the local industry on the global map in so far as maritime and shipping are concerned. Until recently, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele was the chief executive officer of the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). That too, is an organisation that he helped to turn around since 2008 when he assumed the role of CEO. The Commander is the patron of the Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans: Building Nations Awards.

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Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government – this annual publication showcases Africa’s most influential women across the co...

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Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government – this annual publication showcases Africa’s most influential women across the co...

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