Fezeka Mkile

Educational Background: Bachelor of Administration (University of Durban Westville), Diploma Office Management (Infotech College). Introduction to Corporate Governance and Board Effectiveness (Institute of Directors Southern Africa), Certificate of Competence in Leadership and Team Building (Umbumbo Research and Development),

Board: Director – ECDRA, Director Fezz Business Enterprises and Suppliers, Director Khanyisa Children’s Home, Director at Kangela Citrus Farm, Independent Trustee at Cookhouse Trust.

Ms Mkile is a Managing Director: Fezz Enterprises and a registered member of the Institute of Board of Directors of South Africa. She has been involved in community and agribusiness development initiatives in Eastern Cape. Her involved in these initiatives has not gone unnoticed. She was the winner of the SAB Innovation Award (2011) and first runner up in Top Entrepreneur Commercial Female Farmer (2012). Fezeka’s role was also acknowledged by the former Premier of the Eastern Cape Noxolo Kiviet in her Province State of the Nation address as a brand ambassador.

Her passion for agriculture was steered by working for an NPO OR Tambo Farmers Association – funded by the Swedish Cooperative Centre as a CEO. The project supported small scale farmers around OR Tambo District. Among other community projects she helped establish is the Khanyisa Children’s Home (for the abandoned, orphaned, HIV/AIDS children) where she serves as one of the Board of Directors.

Throughout her business ventures, Fezeka acquired skills in corporate governance, strategic planning, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. These acquired skills helped her at ECRDA Board where she is the Deputy Chairperson of the Board and heads its Finance and Investment Committee portfolio. She also a Trustee and Chairperson of the Governing Council of one of the top 100 schools in South Africa – Khanyisa High School.

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