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Category: Positive Role Model

An accomplished business executive with over 18years experience in strategy, leadership and portfolio management in the financial services industry. Her leadership skills are manifested in high performing teams she has built in the service industry and in successful implementation of turnaround strategy for various businesses.


She is the Regional Executive for Bidvest Bank Kzn, and owner of the multi-award winning The Chairman Lounge in Durban

She was the first African woman to be a Head of Private Banking in Absa.

She is the Chairperson of Durban Chamber Women in Business Committee and former Chairperson of Business Woman's Association KZN

She was a finalist in the Business Women's Association Regional Business Awards in 2013.


Mpume holds a number qualifications from BCom in Finance and Strategic Management, Nexus Leadership From GIBS, Marketing Diploma, Municipal Administration Diploma, and completing her dissertation for her MBA in Investment Management.


She is also a qualified Image, Etiquette and Protocol Consultant from The European School of Protocol in Belgium and Colourworks International.


She is an active driver of women and youth empowerment an advancement Programmes and a speaker on business skills, self development and motivation.

The motto she lives by is "Life is beautiful" based on the notion that we control how we experience and react at what life throws at us.


Mpume is a member of The Institute of Directors SA, is s Panel Director for Sirdar and also sits on boards of Kzn Children's Hospital Trust, Business Process Enablement South Africa-BPESA and Businesswomen's Association of South Africa.