Simangele Sekgobela is the CEO of the Joburg Market. She joined the Joburg Market on 01 May 2013. Previously, she was the Head of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Gauteng, a position she held since January 2011. Pior to that, she was the Managing Director of Mugamusi consulting, a company wholly owned by women. Sekgobela was a Chief Executive Officer of Magalies Water. She spent all her career in public service.
She has extensive experience in Corporate Governance, Public Finance, Public Policy Development and Implementation, Programme Management, Strategy Development and Implementation, Transformation in the Financial Sector and Applied Economic Policy.
Sekgobela is a seasoned results oriented executive. Having experienced and being exposed to the rigour of testing and challenging business environments, she has developed and continued to fine-tune her business acumen, ability to make things happen, leadership skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness and decision making. Her role as an Executive has entailed turning around institutions that are not performing, ensuring that institutions deliver on their mandates, managing people, budgets and change most of the time.
In her career as a business professional and management consultant, she delivered a number of business performance improvement solutions in the public and private sectors. Some of her career highlights include the establishment of the Economic Policy unit at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) , the transformation of Treasury in Mpumalanga, and turning around Magalies Water from an institution with diclaimers to clean audits.
During her tenure as chairman of the South African Savings Institute, she played a major role in advocacy in the Transformation of the banking sector, which led to the introduction of the Mzansi account for the poor and unbanked sector of the economy. She also played a leading role in developing the BEE strategy for “the dti”.
She holds a Master of Science in Economics from Hull University in the United Kingdom, a B Comm honors in Economics from UNISA and a Bachelor of Commerce from WITS University. She has also completed certificates in Corporate Governance with the University of Johannesburg and a Senior Secondary Teacher’s Certificate from the Transvaal College of Education. She is currently studying for the Executive Leadership Development Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS).