AfroCentric group CIO Sello Mmakau resigns


Sello Mmakau, who has 19 years’ experience in the IT industry in South Africa, has resigned as AfroCentric CIO.

AfroCentric has announced the resignation of Sello Mmakau as the group CIO, with effect from 31 January 2022.

Sello has a master’s of business leadership degree, bachelor of arts and a bachelor of commerce degree with 19 years’ experience in the IT and ICT industry, in both the public and private sectors.

A former IT director of projects at the National Department of Health, he designed and implemented key projects such as electronic health information system for health centres, electronic document management systems and a new data centre for all GP facilities.

He joined Sasol, where he led the implementation of strategic projects such as information leadership excellence programme re-engineering processes using COBIT Framework, project management system, and review of governance structures as part of the Sasol Operating Model and SAP upgrade.

After a successful tenure at Sasol, he was headhunted to lead the turnaround technology strategy at National Department of Home Affairs. As CIO of Home Affairs, he played a critical role in turning around the department using technology by digitising, automating key processes and implementing critical projects, including the design and successful implementation of the first national smart ID card. He also implemented Home Affairs’ online biometric verification system integration with SA Banks and SABRIC, which drastically reduced identity fraud.

Sello then joined Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) as the company’s first group CIO. He crafted ACSA’s digital strategy and implemented a number of customer-facing digital and self-service solutions in ACSA international airports.

He later joined the Financial Services Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) as CIO, where he also developed its digital strategy.

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