Meet Bongani Motsa, our new managing director for Macmillan Education Eswatini. A father, professional of note, a visionary, and now the leading force behind our team!
Who is Bongani Motsa?
I am a married father who places his family and the good treatment of people in the center of his universe. Professionally, I am a senior executive skilled in driving performance mainly in the fields of finance, procurement, and project management. Specifically, I have over 24 years of multi-industry experience, including Audit (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Logistics (Unitrans), Oil & Gas (BP), Procurement, Supply Chain Management, and International Development. Prior to joining Macmillan, I held the roles of Chief Executive Officer of Select Limited in Eswatini and, amongst others, the roles of founding Chief Executive Officer at the Swaziland Public Procurement Regulatory Agency (SPPRA), Operations Manager at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Deputy Director for Finance at the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) in Windhoek, Namibia. At the start of my professional career from the mid-90s, I worked as a trainee professional accountant at Price Waterhouse, which is now called PricewaterhouseCoopers, and thereafter at SBGT, Unitrans in Matsapha, and BP in Eswatini and Cape Town.
In terms of qualifications, I hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the Maastricht School of Management (MSM);in the Netherlands, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting, a Professional Part 2 of the ACCA Examinations, a CIPS Certificate in Public Procurement and a PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management.
Professional memberships include being a registered accountant (Eswatini) and being a PRINCE2 practitioner with extensive experience in starting up and growing major operations.
What drives you?
While anchored in an undying passion for socio-economic development, I thrive for good governance, operational excellence, innovation, and world-class human capital management wherever I serve. Essentially, I have a high concern for productivity and an equally high concern for people, to quote some theory from the Blake Mouton Managerial Grid.
What are you looking forward to the most while working for Macmillan?
I am looking forward to working with the excellent team and to live our corporate values, which are supportive of the fact that we are publishers and marketers of quality textbooks and educational support materials who aim to transform learning through discovery. I am really looking forward to being part of the positive socio-economic impact that Macmillan’s operations have on society.
What are your aspirations for Macmillan Education Eswatini?
The growth of the company and its positive socio-economic impact is at the heart of my aspirations as I take on my role at Macmillan.
What is your vision for the company?
An innovative world-class company that maintains its status as a trusted high-quality publisher and high value-adding partner of the education community.