Executive BoardZOLANI MKIVA - CHAIRMAN
Zolani Mkiva earned national fame when he acted as imbongi at the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s release from jail. In 1991 he was appointed Imbongi Yesiwe, i.e. Poet of the Nation. In 1994 television viewers around the world watched his impressive performance at Mandela’s inauguration as President of the Republic. Since then he has added lustre to many official functions with his powerful presentation, for instance when Walter Sisulu was awarded the freedom of the city of Johannesburg. Zolani Mkiva has received many honours; at a 1995 festival in Zimbabwe he was proclaimed King of African Poetry. Hon Mkiva is a board member of the National Heritage Council of South Africa.
Executive BoardPAUL LEISEGANG - CEO
Paul Leisegang has for many years been one of South Africa’s top marketing executives.Highlights of his marketing feats include leading the team that secured MTN the FIFA World Cup Sponsorship rights, Barcelona FC vs Sundowns FC, Brazil vs Zimbabwe and Tanzania, inbound tours with US icons such as Russell Simmons, 50Cent and Sean ‘P Diddy Combs, and all major Fashion Week properties in SA. A dynamic executive with a strong record of achievement, Paul is always seeking out new opportunities beyond the known horizon. He is truly a rainmaker of note.
Executive BoardH.R.H. Princess Celenhle Dlamini - DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON
Princess Celenhle is the Chief Operations Officer for Ubuntu Institute (a Social Enterprise, focusing on Human Capital Solutions for previously disadvantaged individuals). Her Directorships include Intombi Holdings (investment group with mining interests in Foskor), Ubuntu Exposure (an international work placement company specifically focused on youth). Her professional memberships include the Businesss Womens Association and the Black IT Forum (BITF). Princess Celenhle is an Abshire-Inamori International Fellow under the United States Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the Deputy Chairwoman for the National Delphic Council South Africa (NDCSA), a member of the International Delphic Council (IDC).