Ephraim Tlhako


Job Title: Chief Information Officer

Company: Council for Medical Schemes


Ephraim Tlhako is the Council for Medical Schemes' current Chief Information Officer, with over 15 years of technical and leadership experience in utilities, healthcare, banking, higher education, and the public sector. He previously worked as an IT leader for the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and Eskom. Ephraim is also a member of both the Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA) and the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa (IoITPA) (IITPSA). 

2020 - Present Chief Information Officer, Council for Medical Schemes
2018 - 2020 Head - Applications Support & Systems Development, NHLS 
2017 - 2018 Manager - Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence, NHLS 
2014 - 2018 Chief Advisor - Applications Support, Eskom Holdings 
2009 -2014 Deputy Director - Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence, Department of Social Development
2008 - 2009 Business Intelligence Analyst, PBT Group

2020 - 2020 Executive Development Programme, Wits Business School 
2014 - 2014 Project Management Programme, Wits Business School
2011 - 2011 Advanced Management Development Programme, University of Pretoria
2011 - 2013 Master of Information Technology, University of South Africa
2004 - 2005 Honours Bachelor of Arts, Information Science, University of South Africa
2000 - 2003 Bachelor of Arts, Information Science, University of South Africa

About The Council for Medical Schemes: The Council for Medical Schemes is a statutory body established by the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes. Governance of the Council is vested in a board appointed by the Minister of Health, consisting of a Non-executive Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 13 members. The Executive Head of the Council is the Registrar, also appointed by the Minister in terms of the Medical Schemes Act. The Council determines overall policy, but day to day decisions and management of staff are the responsibility of the Registrar and the Executive Managers. The Council supervises a massive and very important industry comprising more than 80 medical schemes registered in the country.

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