MBDA close to ap­point­ing new chief ex­ec­u­tive

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS - Siyam­tanda Capa ca­pas@ti­soblack­star.co.za

THE Man­dela Bay Devel­op­ment Agency (MBDA) is close to ap­point­ing a new chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer af­ter a head-hunt­ing process was con­cluded yesterday.

This is ac­cord­ing to MBDA spokesman Lu­vuyo Bangazi.

He said the head-hunt­ing process had fol­lowed two rounds of ad­ver­tised re­cruit­ment that did not yield a de­sired re­sult.

The agency has been with­out a CEO for nearly a year af­ter Pierre Vo­ges re­signed in De­cem­ber.

MBDA act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Ash­win Daya has been at the helm since Jan­uary.

Vo­ges had been cred­ited as the driv­ing force be­hind suc­cess­ful ur­ban re­newal projects in the city for more than a decade.

“We have gone out on pub­lic re­cruit­ment on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions and those both did not yield the de­sired out­come and the board de­cided to ven­ture into a head-hunt­ing process,” Bangazi said.

The agency’s hu­man re­sources department is ex­pected to ta­ble a re­port at the next board meet­ing.

MBDA board chair­man Phil Go­duka said the board would meet within two weeks to de­cide on the mat­ter.

“The hu­man re­sources department and the re­mu­ner­a­tion board will meet and will then con­sider the re­port.

“The in­ter­view process was con­cluded [yesterday], the hu­man re­sources department has con­sid­ered every­thing and will ta­ble a re­port at the board meet­ing,” Go­duka said.

“Every­thing we are do­ing is to get a CEO, whether he is re­cruited or in­ter­viewed, the bot­tom line is that we want a CEO be­cause we don’t have a CEO.”

Go­duka could not say ex­actly when a new chief ex­ec­u­tive would be ap­pointed.

On its web­site, the agency has said the CEO would di­rect, lead and man­age the staff and en­sure pro­vi­sion of the re­sources re­quired for ef­fec­tive func­tion­ing, on­go­ing transformation, growth and sus­tain­abil­ity of MBDA in the short and longer term.

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