When I joined Bidvest, I was 23 years old…— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
I was introduced to Brian Joffe quite early in my career. It was probably the scariest moment of my life…— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
Six years ago; both Brian and Lindsay said to me the role of CEO could be in reach for me… I remember just about falling off my chair… I just decided I’m going to do my best…— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
When Mpumi Madisa becomes Bidvest’s new CEO, she will be the first female to lead the company.
She will be the only black woman CEO of a JSE Top-40 company.
At 39, she’ll also be the youngest.
The emergence of Mpumi Madisa as Chief Executive of a major corporation in our economy is a significant personal achievement that also signifies a new advance in gender transformation in business.— President Cyril Ramaphosa
Madisa, who joined Bidvest in 2003, has a master’s degree in Finance and Investment, a BComm Honours in Economics and a BSc in Economics and Mathematics.
Bidvest employs 137 000 people.
It has a market capitalisation of R72 billion.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
My career progression was very quick…— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
At one time I was sitting on 22 boards…— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
It is male-dominated… it’s a reflection of corporate South Africa… regardless of gender, we’re really about, ‘Do you understand the business, and can you add value?’…— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
I’ve grown up in Bidvest… What I’ve been trained for is to run an organisation like Bidvest… it doesn’t scare me at all!— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
I’ve got a team of 130 000!— Mpumi Madisa, incoming CEO - Bidvest
Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
Technological advancements have made it possible for new banks to operate and flourish.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Bushveld Minerals founder Fortune Mojapelo to share his success story.
Launched in 2016, The Duchess has won numerous awards and successfully broke into the UK, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Zuko Kubukeli, CEO at Pape Fund Managers.
Spartan SME Finance provides finance for small businesses. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Kumaran Padayachee.
Lulaway has placed 30 000 young South Africans in jobs since 2011. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Jake Willis.
The Motsepe family announced details of the donation on Saturday. Several hundred million rand will be available 'immediately'.
Parenting expert Nikki Bush kicks off a four-part series on becoming a hero to your children during the Covid-19 lockdown.
JP Smith says Capetonians were largely cooperative on Day One of lockdown, but there were pockets of 'massive' non-compliance.
Sama chair Dr Angelique Coetzee expands on the crisis facing hospitals and clinics because of a shortage of protective gear.
The ratings agency cited weak growth and a decline in fiscal strength as its main reasons for the downgrade.
The department also confirmed that the number of coronavirus cases now stood at 1,170.
Members of the COVID-19 national command council are updating the nation on the coronavirus lockdown situation.
Eyewitness News reporters Edwin Ntshidi and Theto Mahlakoana give updates on situations in the two areas.
The party released a statement on Friday confirming the news.
Business Insider associate editor Phillip de Wet explains why WhatsApp can't stop fake news on its platforms.