Dr Namane Magau

POSITION: Managing Director, Business, Development Solutions


Dr Namane Magau holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard. She owns a Consulting Company B&D Solutions and in the consulting work and her role on Boards she draws from her past experiences as an executive director in companies and educator. As part of the African Union technical team she was recently involved in the research and publication of the African Union Africa Gender Score Card for 2016.

Her past management and executive roles include the senior management position at the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) as a Director in the Human Resource Policy division. From the DBSA she joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as the Executive Vice President for Human Capital. After five years at the CSIR she became part of the executive team at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

The experiences she had in designing policy for National Programs like the HR strategy for the RDP and guiding development of management systems and programs for the science and innovation systems at the CSIR extended her understanding of promoting performance of organizations through engaging people at all levels and using efficient information management systems. As an Executive Director she led development of Executive and Management Development Programs to promote implementation of the companies strategies and mentored key leaders and managers in the organizations.

As an educator, she is also passionate about development of others and has therefore been active in women development programs and was President of Business Women’s Association (BWA), as well as President of International Women’s Forum South Africa (IWFSA). She also mentors young leaders, a role that she find very enriching and inspiring. Dr Magau also serves on several Boards, including Chairing NTP a national nuclear medicine company linked. Past Boards on which she served include NRF, Murray and Roberts, Santam and AON South Africa.




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