Leading South African black owned multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy GIBB, has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors to the board of directors of GIBB Holdings, Mrs. Magomola and Mr. Ondego, a Kenyan citizen.
Mrs. Magomola holds an LLB Degree from the University of Witwatersrand and a BSc. degree from the City University of New York. She is an established businesswoman with more than three decades as a business executive and later as director of a number of companies including Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Transnet and Reebok South Africa. She is also a gender activist and transformation leader, whose work in women’s empowerment spans over 30 years. Mr. Ondego has over 40 years’ experience in logistics, transport, trade economics and infrastructure development. He has managed and led Kenya Ports Authority, Mackenzie Maritime and most recently Rift Valley Railways 2300 kilometres rail network covering Kenya and Uganda in East Africa. In retirement, he accepts selected invitations for short term consultancy in the Transport and Maritime Industry and he is currently an advisor to a developer who is participating in the massive urban renewal and redevelopment of old dilapidated estates within Nairobi and Mombasa.
GIBB Group CEO, Richard Vries says, “It is a great pleasure to have both Mrs. Magomola and Mr. Ondego join the board,” he adds “The addition of the two board members will enhance governance and intensify the commercial experience in the board whilst also assisting the Group to strengthen and extend its network across Africa.”
Asked for comments, Mrs. Magomola said “I look forward to working with these talented, focused and committed professionals under the abled and visionary leadership of GCEO Richard Vries. I trust that my experience will add value to an already successful firm.”
Mr. Ondego stated that “We live in a continent that urgently requires acceleration of infrastructure development and GIBB has a vital role in delivery of world class infrastructure in many African countries. I am honoured to be part of this journey.”