eThekwini Municipality Appoints Dr. Mduduzi Bophela as New Chairman of The Durban ICC Board of Directors   

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The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mduduzi Bophela as the new Chairman of the Board, effective 1st February 2024. Dr Bophela brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, and the Durban ICC looks forward to benefiting from his leadership and strategic vision. 

Dr Bophela’s appointment comes at the conclusion of Mr. Glen Mashinini’s term as chairman, during which he served with distinction. The Durban ICC extends its heartfelt appreciation to Mr Mashinini for his dedication and leadership, which were instrumental in guiding the organisation through a period of recovery, growth and success. 
With a distinguished career spanning various multinational companies, including SA Breweries, Deloitte Consulting, Nampak, and First National Bank, Dr Bophela brings a wealth of corporate management experience to his new role. In his time on the Board, he has previously served on the Human Resources Committee and as Chair of the Finance, Risk and Compliance Committee, as well as Chair of the Marketing, Infrastructure and Business Development Committee. 

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Dr Bophela. (Source: Durban ICC)

Dr Bophela’s academic qualifications include a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an MBA from Bond University (Australia), and a BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology from Wolverhampton University (England). He has been recognized as an African Leader of the Future by the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 
Dr Bophela’s achievements at the Durban ICC include delivering two clean, unqualified audits from the Auditor General of South Africa, underscoring his commitment to financial transparency and accountability. His entrepreneurial experience in start-up ventures, spanning mining and exploration, engineering, investments and portfolio management, further enhances his qualifications for the role. 
In addition to his corporate endeavours, Dr Bophela is actively involved in his community and serves as a part-time lecturer for Entrepreneurship at the Durban University of Technology. As a committed man of faith, he has also contributed to the Anglican Church as a member of the Diocese of Natal Board of Trustees and the Investments subcommittee, as well as the Board of Trustees of the Adams College Educational Trust. 
The Durban ICC is confident that Dr Bophela’s leadership ability, coupled with his diverse skill set and commitment to excellence, will further enhance the organisation’s reputation as Africa’s leading convention centre.

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