Standard Bank Eswatini Chief Executive Mvuselelo Fakudze has been elected as the new President of Business Eswatini.
Fakudze was elected earlier today during BE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at The Royal Villas.
When accepting the Presidency, Fakudze stated that he was honoured and pleased to have been elected for this crucial role.
“I am extremely honoured to be elected to serve and ensure that I work for the betterment of business in the country. This journey will be characterized by both challenges and massive opportunities, which I believe we will work collectively to exploit.”
Andrew le Roux, the former President noted that it gives him great pleasure to pass the baton to someone as competent as Fakudze.
He further highlighted some of his challenges and achievements, while he was the President.
“My highlight over the past couple of years has undoubtedly been working with the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe how we came out of the pandemic must really be commended. Yes, we suffered personal losses, and businesses were affected, but the country is now on a sustainable growth path, which is thanks to the partnership between the private sector and the government.”
BE Chief Executive Officer Nathi Dlamini noted that the new President and board members have their work cut out for them as the world of business has never been as unpredictable as it is now.
“The world is fast changing and one can hardly keep pace. The complexity of the rules of doing business, in the country and in the region means that one cannot afford to walk alone unaided. More pressure is being brought to bear on businesses by way of endless regulations, which at times threaten to choke the life out of many businesses,” the BE CEO stressed.
Vice President Industrial Relations & Social Policy
Andrew le Roux, CEO Montigny
Vice President Trade & Commerce
Muzi Siyaya CEO, Ubombo Sugar
Peter Simelane, Principal Officer SWAZIMED
Lungile Dlamini, CEO Manzini Municipal Council
Transport & Logistics
Miliswa Mamba, MD Siyeswatini Trans Magnific
President Dhlamini, CEO Eswatini Air (RENAC)
Fikile Nkosi, MD, Nedbank Eswatini
Theo Mason, Managing Partner Price Water House Coopers
Anita Jones, Director AM Recruitment Services
Property & Real Estate
Mduduzi Dlamini, CEO Eswatini Housing Board
Retail & Wholesale
Anthony Gerald, Director Logico Unlimited
Philip Mndawe, Acting CEO, Eswatini Standards Authority
Textile, Garment & Apparel
Information Communications Technology
Wandile Mtshali, CEO Eswatini MTN Limited
Themba Khumalo CEO Eswatini Posts & Telecommunication Corporation
Muzi Mahlobo, GM CONCO
Zakhele Lukhele, CEO Rhodes Food Group
Jody Foss, Director, Mbabane Motors
Tinah Mukunda, National Director World Vision
Nhlanhla Dlamini, Eswatini National Petroleum Company
Hotels, Catering & Tourism
Masotja Vilakati, CEO Public Service Pensions Fund
Energy & Water
Sicelo Dlamini, Eswatini Water Services Corporation
Ernest Mkhonta, MD Eswatini Electricity Company
Education & Training
Bongani Motsa, MD Macmillan
Agricultural Production & Agro-Industry
Banele Nyamane, CEO Eswatini Sugar Association
Nick Jackson MD, Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation
Agency, Insurance & Brokerage
Zama Ngcobo, GM Eswatini Royal Insurance Corporation Mzamo Dlamini
Building, Construction, Engineering & Mining