December 19, 2019: Effective February 1, 2020, Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Mpofu will take charge as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). It is the third consecutive appointment of women CEO in ACSA.

ACSA is appointing a permanent CEO after Bongani Maseko, whose term ended on November 30, 2018. Certain allegations were levelled at Maseko for maladministration during his tenure, for which probes are still underway.

Mpofu joins ACSA while the company is charting a fresh course for its future.

She is currently director general in the department of planning, monitoring and evaluation in the South African presidency. She has extensive experience spanning over 25 years in the fields of transport, infrastructure development, local government and town, urban and regional planning.

In her career of public service, Mpofu has held the position of director general in the departments of defence, transport and housing. Even she has served on the boards of the Municipal Demarcation Board, the National Housing Board, the Gauteng Development Tribunal, the National Housing Finance Corporation and the National Home Builders Registration Council.

During her tenure in the department of transport, Mpofu ensured the development, implementation and monitoring of transport policies and strategies in fields including aviation, rail, maritime, road transport, search and rescue.

She was also the leader of the government transport plan for the FIFA World Cup 2010 and oversaw ACSA’s airport development and redevelopment programme for 2010.

She holds an honours degree in urban and regional planning and a graduate degree in town planning from Coventry University in the United Kingdom, as well as a certificate in local government management from Oxford University.

Currently, chief operations officer (COO) Fundi Sithebe holds the position as the acting CEO since November 1, 2019, replacing Bongiwe Mbomvu.

ACSA’s global footprint extends to technical advisory services and support, airport management, and operating concessions in India, Brazil, Munich, and Ghana.

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