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 Mr. Mthunzi Mdwaba

Position: Chairperson of Council
Qualifications: BA, Majoring in Industrial Sociology and African Politics, Sub-Majoring in Law AND an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand (1985 - 1991). Mr Mdwaba also attended a Management Course at GIMT in 2002.
Tel: +2711 463 9448


 Mr Mthunzi Mdwaba, CEO of TZoro IBC, has built his career partly as an entrepreneur and partly in corporate, as deal-maker and negotiator. He has previously been one of the Vice Presidents at Business Unity South Africa (“BUSA”), the apex business organisation in South Africa, and was the Group CEO of Torque IT South Africa until November 2010, a world-class company dedicated to computer technical training solutions (which was acquired by the Kelly Group, a listed entity on the JSE Support Services section, at which he served as the Deputy CEO). Mr Mdwaba was responsible for 90% of the operations (1,300 people and R1.8 Billion of the then total R2.2 Billion), with 7 MDs reporting to him, including MSquared & Collabrus in San Francisco, California in the USA (with clients such as Cisco, Wells Fargo and Union Bank, with revenues of approximately $60 Million). He has previously served on numerous boards linked to his investments in ICT, Skills Development & Human Capital,Advertising and Property.

He has recently set up an investment, brokering and consulting firm, TZORO IBC, which co-owns one of the leading professional cycling teams in the country, namely, Team Abantu, and has divisions involved in the energy sector, including trading in commodities. He is, inter alia, the B20 (Business 20) representative for South African business (given South Africa's status as a G20 country), having served under the annual Chairmanship of the French, the Mexicans, the Russians, the Australians, and as from the 1st December 2014, the Turkish chairmanship. He is a governing body member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a United Nations Multilateral Agency, representing SADC, and at which he is the spokesman for the PFA (Programme, Finance and Administration) on behalf of all employers/private sector organisations throughout the world in which the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) has members.

He is on the management board of the IOE. Both organisations are based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the Chairman for the CSR and the Business Human Rights Policy Working Group of the IOE for all employers throughout the world. In addition, he sits on the Board of the ILO Training Centre in Turin. A global investor and entrepreneur, Mr Mdwaba has since June 2014 been appointed Vice-President, Africa at the IOE, the only recognised body representing the interests of employers in international social and labour policy matters, with members in over 150 countries. This appointment has awarded Mr Mdwaba the opportunity to oversee political matters concerning employers and business organisations on the Continent. He sits on the Advisory Board of AccountAbility, a CSR and Strategy Development company based in New York, with offices in London and other localities.He has also been appointed as the Chairman of Productivity SA from February 2015 by the Minister of Labour. Mthunzi is regularly invited to speak, deliver speeches and participate on panels in many parts of the world, which he enjoys doing immensely.

Born in the rural village of Coville-Herschel in the Eastern Cape, Mthunzi is the proud father of three children, Mlungisi(who is a UWC Alumnus), Litha and Nina, as well as a grandfather to Keiko. He is a very keen cyclist who has been involved in the sport for the last 15 years, travels with his bicycle all over the world where possible and has, inter alia, completed 13 Argus Cycle Tours.





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