Mbokodo A. Mahlalela – Managing Director

Mbokodo A. Mahlalela has a strong Strategic Management and Business Process Re-Engineering background and extensive knowledge and experience in Financial Services. He has spent many years in Senior Management positions in the Banking Sector and the Life Assurance Industry in South Africa.

After some time in the corporate environment, he decided to set up his own independent consulting company, focusing on Business Start-ups, Business Facilitation, Marketing, Training and Risk Management. Several years ago he ventured into International Commodity Trading, which has given him exposure and access to various Governments on the African Continent as well as Asia, South America and Western Countries. He is especially passionate about the growth of business in Africa.

Mbokodo has served as Deputy President of the Enterprise Development Forum in South Africa where he facilitated ‘Black/African’ Business Networks and negotiated scholarships for Business Qualification candidates with various overseas institutions.

Mbokodo is Executive chairman of Hlali investment holdings as well as chairperson of Maxxsi oil and gas and holds directorships in a number of companies.

Some of his Career Highlights are set out below:

  • Researched Small Business Finance and Micro-lending in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Indonesia, South America, Central (Meso-) America and North America.
  • Delivered a paper “Successfully Funding SMMEs” in 1995 at the first State President’s Conference on Small Businesses, held in Durban, South Africa, hosted by then State President Nelson Mandela.
  • Attended the Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania and the Morgan State University in the U.S.A. Courses covered in the program included:
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • International Finance
    • Capital Budgets
    • Marketing and Ethics and Economics