Independent Non-Executive Director

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Xoliswa Kakana

Ms Kakana is an Electrical Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the electronic engineering and ICT sectors. She held senior Executive positions in various blue-chip technology companies. She is a founder of Spiritual Insight, a leadership development and coaching practice that services clients in the global tech and financial services sectors. She is also a founder and a former Chief Executive Officer of ICT-Works Proprietary Limited (“ICT-Works”), an innovative service delivery company in transportation solutions, supply chain solutions and enterprise architecture. She has been leading the ICT-Works’ operations in South Africa and the rest of the African continent since it was founded in 1999. Prior to that, she worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mikomtek, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Iridium Africa.

Ms Kakana serves on the boards of Old Mutual Insure and is Executive Chairman of ICT-Works . She is currently the Council Chairperson of the University of Johannesburg. She previously served as the Chairperson of South African National Space Agency and served as non-executive director at Broadband Infraco and ZACR. She is the Founder of Women in ICT Forum.

Ms Kakana possesses a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Masters of Business Administration (“MBA”) in Technology Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MBA (Henley Management College), Meng in Electronics Engineering (F.H Giessen-Friedberg University), and BSc. Maths & Applied Maths (University of Transkei).