Lungile Mginqi is nominated for the 2023 CIO Awards


Sasol’s group CIO joins other IT leaders in the race for CIO of the Year title.

Lungile Mginqi, group CIO at Sasol, has been nominated for the 2023 CIO Awards.

Lungile is a seasoned executive with business and IT leadership experience spanning more than two decades, in roles stretching across business and technology consultancy, financial services, entrepreneurship, and core information technology.

Lungile has exhibited a teachable point of view over the years, relying on obtaining new knowledge and applying it in new ways to continue to inspire, coach, and encourage huge teams to achieve business value.

Lungile holds a bachelor of science degree in geology and chemical engineering from the University of Cape Town, completed his master’s degree in engineering at the same institution, and has a certificate in business innovation from Stanford University.

Prior to joining Sasol, Lungile was the chief operating officer of Zimele Technologies and the country MD and group CEO of Diebold Nixdorf. He has extensive experience in management consulting, having been a partner at consulting firm Accenture, and the chemical/gas business during his brief time abroad.

Lungile is a huge supporter of the CIO South Africa community and has shared his knowledge and insights as a guest speaker at CIO South Africa’s many engagements, including CIO South Africa Summit: Unicorns vs Dinosaurs, and CIO South Africa Summit: IT leaders champion change. He will be unpacking Sasol’s strategic approach to generative AI at the community’s very-first CIO Day on 6 July.

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