THE INNOVATION HUB APPOINTS BANGANI MPANGALASANE AS THE NEW CEO

Pretoria – Thursday , 04 April 2024: Bangani Jeffrey Mpangalasane has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of The Innovation Hub (TIH), a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and an agency of Gauteng Department of Economic Development, strategically tasked with driving technology innovation in the Gauteng Province.

Mr Mpangalasane (41) started in his new role on Tuesday, 02 April 2024.

Over the years, he has been exposed to global and local entrepreneurial innovation in Germany, India, the USA, and China. His experience spans over fifteen years, during which he has worked as an Innovation and Strategic Management Lead. He has also held roles in state-owned enterprises and the private and public sectors.

To mention a few, Mr Mpangalasane has worked for Telkom, Tech Mahindra, Novartis SA, Fiat Chrysler Automobile, the National Department of Military Veterans, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, the Small Enterprise Development Agency, and the Department of Justice.

Before joining The Innovation Hub, Mr Mpangalasane was the Chief Operations Officer of Pikitup , a waste management company of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. He was responsible for overseeing and optimising operations of the company , drive operational efficiency and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Mr Mpangalasane’s highest qualification is an MBA from North-West University, where his dissertation focused on innovation and governance. He is currently a PhD candidate at the same higher-learning institution.

Welcoming the new CEO, The Innovation Hub’s Board Chairperson, Mr Thembisa Fakude, said: “We are confident that he is the right candidate to lead the organisation into the future, further cementing The Innovation Hub as a Science and Technology Park in Africa and a leader in technology innovation . We wish him all the best in his role.”

Fakude added that Mr Mpangalasane assumed the CEO role after being the preferred candidate following a rigorous process. “He is well-qualified and suited to lead The Innovation Hub, and with him at the helm, we as the Board expect to see the organisation taken to another level, increasing innovation capabilities , internal and external stakeholders being prioritised for collaboration and innovation uptake .”

Fakude concluded by thanking Mr Mothibedi Matshele, the outgoing Interim CEO: “Since last July , Mothibedi has wonderfully steered the ship. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank him for his visionary leadership.

For media queries and more information, please contact:
Linah Nematandani – Acting General Manager for Marketing and Communications
Email: lnematandani@theinnovationhub.com
Tel: (+27) 12 844 0030
Mobile: (+27) 71 673 9964

About The Innovation Hub


The Innovation Hub is a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). As the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, it is responsible for managing Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park of the same name. It is a full International Association of Science Parks (IASP) member. Strategically located in Tshwane, South Africa’s executive capital in the ‘smart’ province of Gauteng, The Innovation Hub implements initiatives identified in the Gauteng Innovation Strategy and Green Economy strategy to advance the economic development and growth of the province through innovation. The Innovation Hub has created unique spaces in Tshwane and the rest of the Gauteng province for high-tech entrepreneurs, world-class businesses, academics, researchers and venture capitalists to meet, network and prosper.

For more information, visit www.theinnovationhub.com
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