Mr. Thukela Mashologu
Mr Mashologu is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Chris Hani Development Agency (CHDA), his job entails driving organizational strategy and business plan, managing day to day operations of the agency; and internal and external stakeholder management. Thukela also worked as Senior Regional Officer at IDC a job that entails project development and packaging through participation in feasibility studies, marketing the regional office and driving new business development within the region, through identifying new business opportunities focusing on corporate/IPAP objectives.
He was previously the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern Cape Rural Finance Cooperation, a job that entails the management of project implementation, using resource leverage from the private and public sector in the development of the Agricultural sector. He is actively involved in the agricultural development markets in the Eastern Cape working closely with developmental parastatals, private sector businesses, trade organisations, NGO’s and government departments. He also worked as a Manager of the agriculture and agro-processing at Asgisa in Eastern Cape. His main duties entailed formulation of appropriate business plans and budgets for the agricultural division, to ensure that projects implemented are sustainable and in line with governmental policies. Thukela has extensive experience in the agricultural value chain from ground level to management. He has been part of many provincial government delegations travelling internationally within the agricultural learning exchanges with other countries.