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Gauteng Growth APPOINTS NEW and GROUP CEO Development Agency GGDA APPOINTS NEW announces new CEO GROUP CEO Gauteng aims to be a globally competitive city region.

The board of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency has named Ms Mosa Tshabalala a Executive Officer for one of the country’s key Provincial Investment Promotion Agency.

The former Chief Financial Officer for the GGDA Group topped the list of close to a dozen can

“The selection process which was carried out by the Board in assessing internal and externa rigorous one. Ms Tshabalala’s business acumen and effective stewardship in the various role in the Group left us with no doubt that she is the right leader to steer the GGDA in the right d are delighted and proud to announce this appointment.” added the Group Chairperson of the Mahlaule

Up until recently as the Group CFO, her focus was on ensuring financial and legislative comp Gauteng Group of holding companies and ensuring that the Group is financially stable and progressive in all respects.

financial expert's career spans over a number of sectors and has over the years include The mandate of the GGDA This is to spearhead and coordinate economic both the public and private sectors. TheGauteng qualified Chartered Accountant has been elbow-deep in the workings of private sector a development efforts for the entire province, with emphasis on both large infrastructural projects, facilitation of foreign direct investments and domestic investments. Shortly after she got her Honours Degree- BCom in Accounting from the now U local and foreign direct investment. Johannesburg she went to work for Deloitte and Touche. The four subsidiaries tasked with the implementation ofatthe mandate are: Services audi While at Deloitte she also had a stint working the New York office- Financial division-where she was assigned to work with the Consulting Business’s premium clients. • The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) Later she moved on to a CFO position at a Johannesburg based business and entrepreneur in Project Business Incubator- where she was responsible for strategical • The Innovation Hub (TIH) organisation-Awethu company in the right direction. • Gauteng Industrial Development Zone Tshabalala helped establish an ARC Skills Africa base for the United Arab Emirates training resulted in the growth of the company to the East and West Africa. Similarly she hasCompany an impressive experience in the entrepreneurial space having first worked • The Constitution Hill Development (Conhill) business incubation and eventually venturing into the world of financial and business

consulting. Focusing on areas such as risk management, business strategy, capital raising a development.

has spentowns the last few yearsmanages in Gauteng’s public sector working as the Group’s CFO resp Based in Rosslyn in Tshwane, theShe AIDC and the Automotive combined annual budget of over a R1 billion over the years. Supplier Park (ASP) and provides services to the automotive sector, inThe new CEO who brings in a wealth of experience and strategic management capabilities ha the Boards of : cluding automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers The AIDC •    Automotive Industry Development Centre as(OEMs). a Non- Executive Director (a subsidiary of GG •    Member of the Audit and Risk Committee- GGDA also provides assistance through automotive investment facilitation, skills She serves as a non-executive Director in other Boards such as Listamaiso (Pty) Limited- the of the bus rapid transit system- Johannesburg- “Rea Vaya”. development and training, incubation programmes and supply chain deKey to Tshabalala’s focus is ensuring that GGDA’s work and the volumes of investment that g translate tocarmakers real change in the lives the people the Province in terms of creation of jobs velopment. In short, the AIDC assists to ofstay in ofbusiness, create catalytic impact on the economic activity of the region. Mosa Tshabalala, CEO more jobs and enables new players to access the market. “I am honoured to have been trusted with this mammoth task. Our work as the GGDA Group primarily the mindset of changing the face of Gauteng for better by fighting unemployment, i The Innovation Hub (TIH), also basedthein Tshwane, empowering people of this region.”is the first Science and   About the GGDA:in South Africa. It was established to Technology Park of international standard The GGDA Group aims to create an enabling environment for growth targeted investment fac infrastructure development and social transformation,  thus positioning  Gauteng as a leadin s Mosa Tshabalala fast-track the development of smart industries – high technology sectors – in GGDA subsidiaries: Automotive Industry Development Centre, The Innovation Hub, Gauteng Industrial  Developm was appointed in May Gauteng. As part of its role to be Constitutional Hill Development Company and Invest the catalyst for innovation andSAaGauteng. knowledge 2019 by the board of economy driver for the province, it has two key focus areas: Mosa Tshabalala EDUCATION: BCom Accounting Degree, Accounting Honours Degree, Certificate in the Theory of Accounting –University of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), biotechnology the Gauteng Growth Johannesburg (Former Rau), Chartered Accountant-CA [SA] • OCCUPATION: GGDA Group CEO, Entrepreneur, Business Woman , Non-executive Director, Youth development Renewable energies and low carbon economy technologies (a green and Development Agency as its • INDUSTRY: Public Sector Finance and Economic Development economy). Group Chief Executive Officer. Having served as the Group Chief Financial Officer for the Gauteng The Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is conveniently located in close proximity Growth and Development Agency, to the OR Tambo Airport, which is the African continent’s busiest international responsible for ensuring financial airport. While it was established to support industrial development in Gauteng, and legislative compliance and as its specific focus is on mineral beneficiation and export-oriented industry. The Invest SA Centre, strategically located in the Sandton business district, a former board member of the Automotive Industry Development provides a seamless service to prospective investors. It offers information and Centre (AIDC), Ms Tshabalala was a research services and pre- and post-investment support services. It maintains strategic partnerships with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the perfect fit for the role. Now at the helm of the GGDA, South African Revenue Service (SARS), Home Affairs and municipalities, among she will drive the mandate to other institutions. The Constitutional Hill Development Company (Conhill) delivers heritage, grow the economy by positioning Gauteng as a globally competitive education and tourism programmes, and contributes to the revitalising of the Johannesburg inner city. city region.

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