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Friday, May 17, 2013 | 00:00

Johannesburg, 17 May 2013 – Airports Company South Africa is pleased to announce that Mr Bongani Maseko and Ms Maureen Manyama-Matome have been appointed Managing Director and Financial Director, respectively. Cabinet approved the appointment of the Managing Director on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. The recruitment process was purposefully thorough as this role is critical to the Company’s future success. Ms Manyama-Matome was appointed with effect from 8 April 2013.

“The Board is of the firm view that Mr Maseko is well suited for the position as he has the requisite leadership abilities, in-depth knowledge of Airports Company South Africa’s business and the confidence of the broader leadership team,” said Ms Busisiwe Mabuza, Chairman of Airports Company South Africa.

Mr Maseko has been with the business since 1999. Prior to his appointment as Acting Managing Director, he was the Group Executive: Airport Operations since September 2004. His responsibilities included the day-to-day operations at all of the company’s airports. He also spent three-and-half-years leading O.R. Tambo International Airport as its General Manager.

Mr Maseko has a degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida (USA), where his studies focused on airport and airline management. He continued his studies at the University of California in Airport Systems Planning and Design and Airport Ground Transportation Planning. He gained considerable experience at San Francisco International Airport in the USA, where he worked in various capacities for eight years.

Ms Manyama-Matome is a seasoned Executive and a Chartered Accountant (CA) SA. Prior to accepting Airports Company South Africa’s employment offer, she was the Executive Financial Director at SAFCOL. She also acted as CEO at the same organisation.

Ms Manyama-Matome obtained a MBA degree from GIBS and a BCom Hons in Taxation from the University of Pretoria. She has distinguished herself as a business leader and was a semi-finalist in the 2010/2011 Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards as well as the recipient of a Tuks Alumni Laureate award in 2012.

“Congratulations to both Mr Maseko and Ms Manyama-Matome on their appointments. The Board of Directors looks forward to continuing to work with both Mr Maseko and Ms Manyama-Matome in taking Airports Company South Africa to greater heights, particularly within the context of the recently approved ten-year business plan.  This new beginning coincides fortuitously with the company’s 20-year milestone. We wish them success in their endeavour to chart a new chapter for the organisation,” Ms Mabuza concluded.

For any enquiries, contact Solomon Makgale on 082 781 8863 or +27 (0) 11 723 1536 or e-mail: solomon.makgale@airports.co.za

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