2021 Speakers

Biographies of the guest speakers

Akwasi Obeng Adjei

Akwasi Obeng Adjei

Director of Audit: Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance, Absa. South Africa

Aline Murekatete

Aline Murekatete

Founder, Spree Rwanda. Rwanda

Anthea Rossouw

Anthea Rossouw

Founder: Programmes Leader, Dreamcatcher South Africa

Ashwin Ravichandran

Ashwin Ravichandran

Managing Director, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), Ghana

Assia Riccio

Assia Riccio

Founder, Evolvin Women, Dubai

Barry Clemens

Barry Clemens

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality EQ, United Kingdom

Akwasi Agyeman

Akwasi Agyeman

CEO Ghana Tourism Authority

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo

Chief Convention Bureau Officer, South African Tourism

Bernadine Galliver

Bernadine Galliver

Associate Director BDO South Africa

Carmen Nibigira, Ph.D.

Carmen Nibigira, Ph.D.

Country Lead Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners, LLC (ESP) Gabon

Charity Kabango

Charity Kabango

Co-founder and Director Entrepreneurship Solutions Partners Canada

Christelle Grohmann

Christelle Grohmann

Director – BDO South Africa

Dianne Dusaidi

Dianne Dusaidi

Program Partner,   Mastercard Foundation  

Dr Kobby Mensah

Dr Kobby Mensah

Senior Lecturer& Coordinator, MSc. Hospitality and Tourism University of Ghana

Dr Salfifou Siddo

Dr Salfifou Siddo

Founder and CEO SME TradeLinks (Pty) Ltd, South Africa .

Elcia Grandcourt

Elcia Grandcourt

Director - Regional Department for Africa United Nations World Tourism Organisation Spain

Emmanuel Frimpong

Emmanuel Frimpong

Executive Secretary Ghana Tourism Federation

Gcina Nomsa Dlamini

Gcina Nomsa Dlamini

Owner and Founder Merchantry Worldwide (Pty) Ltd South Africa

Hon Dr. Ibrahim Awal

Hon Dr. Ibrahim Awal

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Ghana

Joep Schoof

Joep Schoof

Director of Operations Valor Africa

John Yao Agbeko

John Yao Agbeko

Chief Director Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana

Jon Howewll

Jon Howewll

Managing Director AviaDev, UK

Judy Kepher Gona

Judy Kepher Gona

Founder & Principal Consultant Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda Kenya

Kim Szpiro

Kim Szpiro

Associate DIrector, Hanga Ahazaza Initiatve  Cornell University

Kojo Bentum-Williams

Kojo Bentum-Williams

UNWTO Communication Expert on Africa and Founder and Publisher of Africa’s

Lee-Anne Bac

Lee-Anne Bac

Director, BDO, South Africa

Marina Novelli (PhD)

Marina Novelli (PhD)

Professor of Tourism and International Development Academic Lead - Responsible Futures Research and Enterprise Agenda 

Mrs Nandipha David

Mrs Nandipha David

Lecturer University of South Africa

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Director - Innovation, Education and Investments UN World Tourism Organisation

Prof Nellie Swart

Prof Nellie Swart

Associate Professor and Certified Meeting Professional.  University of South Africa

Richard Perez

Richard Perez

Founding Director Hasso Plattner d-school, University of Cape Town

Septi Bukula

Septi Bukula

Founder, Seeza Tourism Growth Network, South Africa

Teta Ndejeru

Teta Ndejeru

Managing Director Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development Rwanda

Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller

CEO, Rainmaker Digital, Namibia

York Zucci

York Zucci

Founder and Chairperson Centre for Unconventional Entrepreneurship

Akwasi Obeng Adjei

Akwasi Obeng Adjei

Director Of Audit: Wealth, Investment Management And Insurance, Absa. South Africa

He is the Director of Group Internal Audit: Investment Management and Insurance at Absa Bank South Africa and an academic with a vested interest in the Futures as a discipline. He has presented on this subject matter at several conferences and organisations and has received numerous accolades. He is a PhD Candidate (Wits) and holds an MBA (Stellenbosch), MCOM (Wits), BSc Hons Management (UJ), BSc IT & Mathematics qualifications.

Aline Murekatete

Aline Murekatete

Founder, Spree Rwanda. Rwanda

Aline Murekatete is Destination management specialist and certified Project manager. With 3+ years of experience in destination (Rwanda) marketing and destination consultancy, she takes pride in bringing the destination management services to the destination management services next level.

She has been selected as one of Rwanda’s top 12 Tourism Incubation women-only cohorts and was the winner of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Competition 2020.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management from Kenya Utalli College, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi.one of the world’s most prestigious hospitality schools.

Anthea Rossouw

Originally from a small city in India called Madras (now Chennai) – Ashwin is an Interactive Designer/Developer, specializing in UI/UX and product growth. After studying a Bachelors in Computer Science, Ashwin joined the bandwagon of high innovation by joining Honeywell. Two months later, he switched to startups and has never looked back.
After consulting for startups for three years, working in every vertical possible – Ashwin understood Psychology, Economics and Impact by taking a year off to study Liberal Arts. In 2014, Ashwin started traveling the world consulting for startups.

Assia Riccio is the Founder of Evolvin’ Women, an impact organisation based in
Dubai that helps businesses embed social responsibility in their HR practices by
connecting them with unemployed women from developing countries determined to
build a brighter future in hospitality for themselves, their families and communities,
despite the challenges they have faced growing up.
Assia is the former Group Learning and Development Manager at Jumeirah
Restaurant Group (JRG) in Dubai where she developed the L&D strategy for over
1000 employees when JRG was a division with a portfolio of 42 restaurants.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economy and Business of Tourism in her native Italy in 2006 at
Università degli Studi Parthenope in Naples and holds a dual certificate in Leadership and Personal
Effectiveness in Switzerland from the Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne where she completed her studies in 2011.

With over 25 years of experience in the international Hospitality & Tourism industry, he has been a prominent presence in the field. He is currently leading the commercial activities for Portier Technologies, a company that provides the industry with technology which enhances the guest experience and enhances engagement with the hotel.

Barry was chosen as one of the Global 100 most influential leaders in the industry during the Global Mice Congress in Mumbai this year and has been a regular invited speaker at several international Hospitality & Tourism conferences around the world.

With proven commercial understanding, product, and business development skills, he has also been appointed to the adjudication panel for the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation competition. And will act as a mentor to one of the winners.

Akwasi Agyeman

Akwasi Agyeman

CEO Ghana Tourism Authority

Akwasi Agyeman, is the CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, the lead Public Service Agency in charge of regulating tourism in Ghana through marketing and promotion, licensing and classification of tourism facilities and services, investments, research and development. Prior to his appointment in January 2017, he was a shareholding partner of Global Media Alliance, a Media Consultancy and broadcasting company. As the Managing Director of its broadcasting operations, he was in charge of one TV Station and four radio stations. Until recently, he was the President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA).

He holds an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from Tulane University in Louisiana (2003), USA – an MBA Merit Scholarship Recipient. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences (1993) and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA -1996) from the University of Ghana.

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo

Chief Convention Bureau Officer, South African Tourism

Ms Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer Ms Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo was appointed in November 2011 as the Chief Convention Bureau Officer of the South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), a unit within South African Tourism. Ms Kotze-Nhlapo joined South African Tourism following a successful tenure at the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau where she held held the position of head of the Bureau for six years. Her appointment and the establishment of the National Convention Bureau have worked to strengthen South Africa’s capacity in support of business events efforts to secure bids for the meetings, incentive, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry. Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Carmen Nibigira, Ph.D.

Carmen Nibigira, Ph.D.

Country Lead Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners, LLC (ESP) Gabon

Carmen is a dynamic business leader with an International track record of delivering significant results in difficult and volatile markets such as Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship & Tertiary Education. Her qualities are undeniable when it comes to developing strategic frameworks, building coalitions, fostering innovation and lobbying to drive substantial policy changes.

She is driven by her passion to catalyse change, initiate and oversee transformation and build solutions that transcend national borders.

She is also widely known for her courageous advocacy of quality education and socio-economic empowerment for youth and women.”

 

Christelle Grohmann

Christelle Grohmann

Director – BDO South Africa

Christelle has more than 23 years’ consulting experience and carries out and heads project teams for macro research, economic impact assessments, valuations, marketing and organisational strategies, market feasibility studies, financial viability assessments, business case assessments and transaction advisory assignments. 

Christelle has also facilitated numerous workshops and large meetings and is proficient in using a range of facilitation approaches and tools.

Dr Kobby Mensah

Dr Kobby Mensah

Senior Lecturer& Coordinator, MSc. Hospitality And Tourism University Of Ghana

Kobby Mensah is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). His teaching and research areas are in applied Marketing: Tourism Marketing, Political Marketing, Financial Services Marketing and Social Media. Kobby is the Convener of the Destination Legon Tourism Exhibition Project and the Coordinator for the MSc. Hospitality and Tourism programme at the University of Ghana Business School. He serves on a number of expert panels, including that of African Tourism Leadership Forum and African Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit (AYTIS). Kobby is the editor of the book ‘Political Marketing and Management in Ghana: A New Architecture,’ published by Palgrave MacMillan, UK. He is a leading expert on Political Marketing in Africa and has been responsible for the growing interest in the field. Kobby is a prominent voice globally on creating awareness of Africa’s emergence in the political marketing space. His opinion is engaged by local and international media such as the BBC, Financial Times (FT), DW and SABC amongst other news brands.

Kobby obtained his PhD in Journalism from the University of Sheffield, UK, and holds an MSc in International Marketing from the Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is a Chartered Marketer (CIM, UK). A member of Political Marketing Specialist Group (PMSG) of the Political Studies Association (PSA), UK; Associate Editor, African Journal of Management Research, UGBS; Member of Palgrave McMillan Board on Political Marketing Management Book Series. Kobby serves as Chair of the Sales and Marketing Compliance Committee of Accra Brewery Ltd (ABL). He consults for corporate and political institutions on political marketing, corporate communications, social media deployment and tourism marketing. Kobby recently developed the FOCAS Software, an innovative data-driven customer feedback system that tracks and evaluates service performance.

Elcia Grandcourt

Elcia Grandcourt

Director - Regional Department for Africa United Nations World Tourism Organisation Spain

Originally from the Seychelles, Elcia Grandcourt joined the World Tourism Organisation, a United Nations specialised Agency for Tourism in 2013 as Director, of the Regional Department for Africa. Elcia began her tourism career studying Hotel Management in Singapore at the Singapore Hotel Association and Education Centre (SHATEC). Thereafter, she occupied various positions in operations, reservations and sales mainly in hotels, including leading international brands such as Le Meridien and Hilton Worldwide Resorts. She was part of the rebranding team when Hilton Worldwide Resorts took over the management of the then Northolme hotel in Seychelles. She worked with the Seychelles national airline and destination management companies before joining the public sector to Seychelles Tourism Board as deputy CEO before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer, a position she occupied prior to joining UNWTO. Passionate about tourism, Elcia is honoured to be able to contribute towards sustainable tourism development in Africa.

Elcia also holds a Master in Dynamics of Cooperation, Conflicts and Negotiation in International Relations and Diplomacy.

Gcina Nomsa Dlamini

Gcina Nomsa Dlamini

Owner And Founder Merchantry Worldwide (Pty) Ltd South Africa

Inspired by Madam CJ Walker, and a strong advocate for Schumpeter’s school of thought. Gcina Nomsa Dlamini was named one of the Mail& Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2021, a winner in the category of Tourism & Hospitality. She is no stranger to the International community. While working in Washington DC, she received a scholarship from Howard University, Advance IT Women In STEM to further her studies in Econometrics & International Business. Her passion for travel started at the tender age of 14, on a visit to Dakar, Senegal. She has hosted multiple delegations and international celebrities both in South Africa and the US, who have a direct interest in investing in South Africa.

 

Her company Merchantry Worldwide, which means trade was founded on the basis of using travel as a catalyst for business and investment. She has contributed to the South African tourism industry, by exposing international visitors to the rich culture, history and diversity in the rural parts of the Country also known as ‘hidden gems. She is the Senior Export Manager for Europe & the UK at Wesgro, and was the runner up for the Africa Youth innovation challenge for 2021 in Kigali Rwanda.

She has also been accepted to the IE Brown Executive MBA in 2023

Judy Kepher Gona

Judy Kepher Gona

Founder & Principal Consultant Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda Kenya

Judy has a wealth of knowledge in sustainable travel and tourism across the African continent.
Judy is a sustainable tourism advocate, planner, adviser, assessor and trainer with over 20 years’ experience working with tourism sector, communities, conservation. Holder of MA in Rural Sociology & Community Development, Judy has dedicated her professional life to creating awareness on sustainable tourism. This has involved, challenging status quo, reviewing, debating and making contribution to how to effectively link tourism, community development, and conservation for sustainable tourism development.

She was the founding CEO of Ecotourism Kenya, the premier ecotourism society on Africa. While at Ecotourism she led and coordinated the development of criteria and standards for sustainable tourism certification, resulting in Kenya’s eco-rating scheme for hotels and lodges. In 2013, she founded Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA) an advisory organization that uses education, research, advocacy, and training to accelerate uptake of sustainable tourism, and support public and private sector agencies to engage and respond.

Globally Judy has served severally as a judge of World Travel and Tourism Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, and onsite evaluator for Nat Geo Unique Lodges of the World and Nat Geo World Legacy Awards. She has also been judge for IIPT Awards.

Her other roles in the industry include: board member of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), advisory board member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and recently board member of Fair-Trade Tourism South Africa (FTT).

Judy has made significant contribution to acceptance and understanding of sustainable tourism through development of tools, training and awareness, assessment, advocacy and recently through a regional publication for East Africa- The EA sustainable tourism report.

Judy has developed one-day training modules for businesses that are beginning the journey and to support those who are in formative years/stage to mature into truly sustainable operations.

In 2019, she was awarded the Sustainable Citizen Award by Forbes Woman Africa in recognition of outstanding contribution to awareness and knowledge of sustainability in tourism in Africa and beyond.

Kojo Bentum-Williams

Kojo Bentum-Williams

UNWTO Communication Expert on Africa and Founder and Publisher of Africa’s

Kojo Bentum-Williams is the Founder and Publisher of Africa’s leading travel and tourism Media VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine and Media. A communication professional with over 12 years in working in travel and tourism trade. His cross-cutting knowledge in the industry include working as PR official at the Ghana Tourism Authority and Press Secretary to Ghana’s Former Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture.

He is currently the Senior Expert for Communications in Africa for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and aide to the Secretary General

He has regularly contributed to a number of Tourism publication and reports including the annual Africa Tourism Monitor Report published by the Africa Development Bank (AFDB), New York University Africa House Journal and Casa Africa’s Encounter with African Journalists in Spain.

Kojo has worked closely with a number of African Tourism Ministers and CEOs of National Tourism Boards in Africa as well as the Africa’s Tourism Private Sector.

Lee-Anne Bac

Lee-Anne Bac

Director, BDO, South Africa

Lee-Anne Bac is a Director at BDO Advisory Services Johannesburg with more than 20 years experience consulting to clients in the tourism, hospitality, leisure and property sectors in South Africa and the rest of Africa.  Lee-Anne’s consulting experience includes strategic planning, market and financial feasibility studies, financial evaluations, business valuations, economic impact studies, socio-economic impact studies, market research and demand assessments and strategic management consulting.

Lee-Anne holds a BSc degree in Microbiology and Zoology from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA degree from the University of Cape Town.  She joined BDO Advisory Services in 1997 as a Senior Consultant and was appointed as a Director of BDO Advisory Services in September 1999.

Lee-Anne is regularly quoted in the printed press about issues relating to the tourism, hospitality and property industries and with regard to women in business and she regularly presents at industry functions, workshops and conferences.  

Lee-Anne is passionate about the transformative role of tourism in economies and societies.  As her commitment to enhancing sustainable tourism, Lee-Anne is a Director of Fair Trade Tourism (FTT).

Lee-Anne is a member of the national executive of the Woman’s Property Network in South Africa and was a recipient of the Women’s Property Network “Excellence in Property” award in 2013.  She is also a member of SAMRA – the South African Market Research Association.

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Director - Innovation, Education And Investments UN World Tourism Organisation

Natalia Bayona leads the innovation, education and investments strategy of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations specialized agency for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism worldwide.

With a diverse background on politics, destination management and business, she has become the first innovation director at UNWTO, has introduced entrepreneurship and education as key factors for tourism and development, and has positioned UNWTO as an innovation benchmark within the wider United Nations system as recognized in the UN 2020 Mapping of Innovation, Data and Digital Capacities. Furthermore, she has joined the UN Executive Leadership Programme for Sustainable Development led by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC).

Her work consists of identifying the most disruptive startups and investment projects and matching them with Member States and leading corporations. As an advocate of youth and technology, she seeks to make entrepreneurs grow for a promising future in all regions.

During the last 4 years, Natalia has developed 20 UNWTO Startup Competitions and Innovation Challenges with outcomes such as more than 214 million USD in support for entrepreneurs and pilots for safe travel. Moreover, she has designed the Tourism Tech Adventures innovation forums and co-created the UNWTO Tourism Online Academy, the pioneer platform for advancing skill development for the sector in collaboration with the most prestigious universities such as IE University, Sommet Education, Swiss Education Group, the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Externado de Colombia University, currently with over 15.000 students from 191 countries. Furthermore, she has created the UNWTO Technical Committee on Tourism Online Education and acts as its Secretary to ensure education is at the forefront of the global agenda.  

She has also opened the Multilateral Investment Cooperation area for tourism and has built a network of more than 290 investors interested in the sector and is currently working on high-impact projects to recover tourism, including the Investment Readiness for Green Finance Mechanisms in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) from the World Bank Group. In this same vein, she has been a coordination member of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee (GTCC) where UNWTO Member States, UN Agencies and Private Sector Associations – IATA, ACI, CLIA, among others – gather to discuss actions to address current issues. Within this framework, Natalia has led the UNWTO Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge, the UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Startup Competition and the UNWTO Jobs Factory as specific projects to support destinations and employment.

On 2022, she has launched the first series of tourism investment guidelines: UNWTO Tourism Doing Business, starting with the Dominican Republic and Colombia, and moving on with countries such as Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uruguay. Also, she has developed the brand-new UNWTO Digital Futures for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Programme which aims to provide digital training on connectivity, business growth, e-commerce, big data and analytics, payments, and security to 1 million beneficiaries by partnering with the largest technology companies.

Furthermore, her short-term goals include a variety of high-impact projects such as (1) co-creating the first Tourism International Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, (2) opening of the UNWTO Tourism Innovation Lab in collaboration with IE University as a world-ranked institution on online education and entrepreneurship by QS Rankings, (3) positioning women leadership in tourism through supporting innovation and startups, and (4) supporting countries to advance their investment promotion strategies in order to facilitate business creation in tourism, hospitality and food & beverage with tools such as the above-mentioned guidelines.

As recognition for her work, Natalia has been awarded the IIPT (International Institute For Peace Through Tourism)’s 5th “Celebrating Her” prize for “Innovation & the Empowerment of Women Through Tourism” at ITB Berlin 2021, an acknowledgement that is only given to 3 women from all over the world each year. Natalia is also a part of the “100 de COTEC” network which gathers experts who speak Spanish from multiple areas of knowledge for analyzing social, economic and technological challenges that innovation faces.

Recently, she has also been recognized as one of the 10 Colombian nationals in Spain contributing the most to the country’s positive image, as one of the 150 most influential people in tourism in Spain by Sergestur, and as part of the women-led think tank The Club G100 as Colombia Country Chair for Smart and Sustainable Cities.

Natalia graduated in Government and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia and holds an Executive MBA from the IE Business School. Nowadays, she is part of the World Economic Forum (WEF) network as a European Digital Leader and is an Eisenhower Fellow as the first Colombian on the Women Leadership Program for creating the first Tourism for Tomorrow Programme: a high-level network focused on joining public-private efforts for high-impact investments in digital education and innovation for tourism’s sustainable development and post Covid-19 recovery. Additionally, she enjoys sharing knowledge by teaching at universities – Harvard (USA), Cornell (USA), Externado (Colombia) and Bilkent (Turkey) – and public schools in Colombia as part of her give back to youth and her country.

In 2017, she served as the Vice President of International Development for the Spain Startup – South Summit and organized the first South Summit Pacific Alliance, connecting the main stakeholders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

Having worked in ProColombia for ten years, she has lived in six countries where has developed strategies to boost exports, foreign investment and tourism for Colombia. Her career started in 2006 as part of the team that created the first international tourism campaign for Colombia: “Colombia, the risk is wanting to stay”, which sought to change the image of the country abroad. The successful execution of this campaign in more than 15 countries was possible thanks to her work.

Prof Nellie Swart

Prof Nellie Swart

Associate Professor And Certified Meeting Professional. University Of South Africa

Magdalena Petronella (Nellie) Swart holds a DCom in Leadership Performance and Change, is an Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of South Africa, and a Certified Meeting Professional. Nellie has authored and co-authored accredited journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings related to business tourism and tourism education.  The training of tourism teachers is amongst her community engagement projects. She is an executive committee member of a number of tourism committees and serves on the editorial board of the IJTC.  Nellie has organised national and international conferences and is often an invited speaker at business events.

Septi Bukula

Septi Bukula

Founder – SEEZA and Managing Director, Osiba Management

Septi M. Bukula is a nationally recognised specialist in entrepreneurship and SME development policy in South Africa. He has undertaken numerous SME policy and programme advisory assignments in South Africa and other African countries. He regularly hosts prominent international conferences focusing on a broad range of SME development issues. In 2014 his inbound business events company, Osiba Management PCO, received South African Tourism’s coveted Lilizela Tourism Award in recognition of its success in attracting international business events to South Africa. The same year Bukula was inaugurated as South Africa Business Events Ambassador by South African National Convention Bureau. In 2019, Osiba Management PCO was the first runner-up in the Corporate and PCO category of Forever Resorts’ Eagle Awards.

In 2017 Bukula established Seeza Tourism Growth Network, a national network of independent travel and tourism operators, dedicated to facilitating their domestic and international competitiveness, market access and digital transformation. Between February 2018 and July 2019 Seeza Network channelled direct business worth R5 million to network operators by linking them as suppliers to inbound business events organised by Osiba Management PCO. Seeza Tourism Growth Network has been a partner of World Travel Market Africa since its founding in 2017 and together the two entities have hosted a number of webinars on a range of topics pertinent to independent travel and tourism operators. In 2021 the network partnered with Tourism KwaZulu-Natal to launch the Tourism SME Digital Transformation Programme, a first in South Africa.

Bukula currently serves on the board of Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and as Chair of its Growth & Transformation Committee. He is also a member of the board of TCI Network, a global body that promotes industrial clusters and networks.