Chief Executive Officer
BSc Honours, University of Natal
MBA, University of Wales
Appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2019; joined Gibela in 2016 as General Manager in the CEO’s office; became Project Director for the Manufacture and Supply Agreement for Prasa’s new rolling stock and engineer for the rolling stock project in January 2017; experienced business executive with proven capabilities in operations, distribution and logistics sectors of private companies and state-owned organisations, managing complex business units; previously overseen capital projects with operational expenditure of more than R1 billion; received recognition for financial, operational and safety achievements in businesses internationally.
Reggie Boqo CA(SA)
Chief Financial Officer
BCom, North West University
BCompt Honours, University of South Africa
Previously Group Chief Financial Officer of the City of Johannesburg; joined Gibela as Chief Financial Officer in June 2018; chartered accountant with financial experience spanning 20+ years; held various positions including group financial director at a financial services company; served in executive roles and at board level in both public and private sectors.
Service Operations Director
B Tech (Civil Engineering), Cape Peninsula University of Technology
More than 20 years’ experience in civil engineering; initially as traffic engineer at BKS (Pty) Ltd, responsible for transport modelling and simulation, road and bridge design and traffic impact assessments for private commercial developments; later moved into transport infrastructure projects, leading commuter rail transport planning, road-based mass transit systems planning and implementation; track record in project and construction management of high profile projects for Department of Transport, City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Development Agency; joined Gibela as Construction Director in April 2016 and managed construction of the new train manufacturing plant; joined the executive committee and became Service Operations Director in July 2018.
Buyiswa Mncono-Liwani (Dr)
Economic Development Director
DPhil (Technology and Innovation Management), Da Vinci Institute
Joined Gibela as Economic Development Director end of 2013; responsible for the company's contractual commitments on local content, enterprise development, skills development, socio-economic development, transformation and stakeholder relations; more than 20 years’ experience in economic development, enterprise development and transformation with multinationals such as Sasol Mining, Sasol Oil and Shell SA; established the Shell SA’s Enterprise Development Fund at Shell SA to assist black small, medium and micro enterprises.
MSc Eng (Mechanical Engineering), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
Joined Alstom in 2009 after five years as a financial auditor at PwC; In 2012, served as a tender and negotiation team member for the PRASA rolling stock project, focused on economic development and localisation; has since served in contract, risk management and project management; since October 2017, has been overseeing supplier development and, from July 2018, sourcing.
Head of Legal and Company Secretary
Bachelor of law (LLB), University of KwaZulu-Natal
Admitted Attorney of the Republic of South Africa, member of the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA) and registered with the Southern African Institute of Chartered Secretaries; started career in corporate and property law, then moved into advisory positions, drafting legislation for government; began corporate career with an American manufacturing firm as a Senior Legal and Contracts Counsel and Company Secretary, serving developing and emerging markets; joined Gibela’s Executive Committee in September 2017.
Rolling Stock Operations Director
Master’s, Industrial Management School, Arras, France
Joined Executive Committee of Gibela as Rolling Stock Operations Director in 2019, responsible for industrial operations and the growth of Dunnottar’s plant capacity for effective and efficient rolling stock operations; career at Alstom spans 30 years and includes different executive positions in the USA, South Korea, China, Russia and France; previously Alstom’s Managing Director for the Western and Central Asia cluster based in Astana, Kazakhstan; successfully steered industrial sites such as Reichshoffen and La Rochelle, designing and manufacturing regional trains, tramways and very high-speed trains.
BSc (Elec Eng), University of Cape Town
Joined the Executive Committee of Gibela as Project Director in 2019, responsible for the project management of the Manufacturing Service Agreement and Technical Support and Spares Supply Agreement projects; previously Product Engineering Director for Gibela, responsible for setting up the engineering department; started career with Transnet in the 1980s, responsible for electric locomotive project procurement before joining Alstom in 1988; has held several management positions in engineering, project management and product development in the UK, France and elsewhere in Europe.