Public sector appointments
Chief Executive Officer, South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Dr Moshibudi Rampedi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
Prior to her appointment, she was Deputy Director-General for Forestry and Natural Resources Management at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Rampedi offers a combination of education, technical and management expertise in the public sector and experience as a diplomat.
She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Africa, along with an Environmental Management Diploma from Home Study College.
Rampedi obtained a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Botany from the University of Fort Hare and a Bachelor of Pedagogics in Science from the University of Fort Hare.
Her global experience in multilateral and bilateral relations includes representing South Africa in the United Nations Fora, SADC countries, Europe, North and South America, Asia and other countries such as New Zealand, Ethiopia, Kenya, Qatar, Côte d'Ivoire, the Central African Republic, Tunisia and Morocco.
In her new role, she will be expected to continue with the reputable work of SANBI as a reference body for Biodiversity Management nationally and internationally.