Executive management, comprised of heads of each Unit, provides strategic leadership to the organisation and report to the Chief Executive Officer. The IDT operates on a hybrid decentralised organisational model. The 9 regions have autonomous day to day authority in operational terms and account centrally to the Chief Executive Officer for strategic business, and to the Executive: Regional Operations for operational matters. This hybrid model fosters innovation and flexibility in order to enhance operational efficiency and strategic unity at a corporate level.
See below for the summarised profiles of the Executives:
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Interim
Ms Yvonne Mbane
Ms Yvonne Mbane, the Executive: Corporate Services, currently serves the IDT as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. Before she joined the IDT, Ms Mbane was the Chief Executive Officer of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) for a period of close to five years, a top leadership position which afforded her to make an invaluable contribution in the health and welfare sector, and the country at large.
A human resources practitioner by training, Ms Mbane is a public servant through and through having occupied senior positions in the Corporate Services field in a number of government Departments. This includes the Department of Human Settlements, Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Social Development and Department of Trade and Industry.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Mr Ayanda Wakaba
Mr Wakaba currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer. Mr Wakaba joined the IDT in April 2007 as an Executive Head Development Planning Services Unit. Previously, he worked as the Chief Executive Officer of Ntinga OR Tambo Development Agency as well as the Eastern Cape Municipal Support Services in the Eastern Cape Province. He also worked as a programme manager for the Presidential Project Team as well as Audit Senior Business Consultant at PDB Pretorius Dondashe in the Eastern Cape. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Stellenbosch, a BCompt (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degrees from the University of Transkei.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ms Nicky Mogorosi
Ms. Nicky Mogorosi was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the IDT on 04 January 2016. Ms Mogorosi previously worked as the Acting Chief Financial Officer for the Mpumalanga Tourism Parks Agency in Nelspruit. She has occupied a position of Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Arivia.kom (Pty) Ltd trading as Arivia.kom. In addition, she has worked as the Senior Financial Manager of two Transnet entities, a gold mine in Johannesburg and a coal mine in Mpumalanga.
Ms Mogorosi graduated at Wits University with a Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) degree and also obtained a B Compt Honours degree at the University of South Africa. She also possess a Master of Commerce (M Com) degree at the University of Johannesburg. She possesses extensive Financial Management experience in various industries covering Coal and Gold Mining, Information Communication & Technology, as well as Transport & Logistics. Her work experience in financial management and leadership covers a period of more than 15 years.
EXECUTIVE HEAD: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mr Vukani Mthintso
Mr Vukani Mthintso is the Executive for Business Development. He was previously Advisor to the Chairperson of the African Union at the organisation’s headquarters in Addis Ababa. Prior to that he served a term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the IDT.
He has worked as a volunteer for the United Nations, Commission on Gender Equality and served on the National Steering Committee of Volunteer South Africa. He has presented various papers which include, inter alia, The War on Poverty in South Africa and The Budget and The Apartheid Debt. He holds a Management Advancement Programme, a Post Graduate Certificate in Politics and International Relations, and has also concluded a graduate programme at SOAS, London.
ACTING EXECUTIVE HEAD: CORPORATE SERVICES UNIT
Mr Barnabas Masekwameng
Mr Barnabas Masekwameng is a professional with 16 years of extensive experience in information technology, strategy consulting and corporate consulting. He has designed and delivered key work streams on several projects and has been exposed to both business and technical related engagements.
His proven ability to successfully direct and manage the formulation of ICT strategies include conducting business analysis and requirements gathering, leading corporate IT divisions with multiple disciplines and implementing executive Business Intelligence solutions. In this acting capacity, he is responsible for Business Technology and Systems, Corporate Communication, Human Resources and Legal.
ACTING EXECUTIVE HEAD: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SERVICES UNIT
Mr Stephen Ntsandeni