Sello Mmakau Chief Information Officer Airports Company South Africa

Sello Mmakau Chief Information Officer Airports Company South Africa

Sello Mmakau was appointed Chief Information Officer for Airports Company South Africa on 1 October 2014.

Mmakau holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership and several Information Technology (IT) related qualifications.

Mmakau has extensive experience as an IT executive having most recently been the CIO for the Department of Home Affairs for almost six years. During this period, Mmakau overhauled the Department’s back-end, aiding its remarkable turnaround both in performance and reputation.

Notable successes were his collaboration with the banking industry in developing an online fingerprint verification system, helping the industry drastically reduce the incidence of fraudulent bank accounts.

He also led the development, piloting and ultimate launch of the new South African Smart ID card.

Mmakau was named as the Visionary CIO for 2012 by the Computer Society of SA, Gartner, ITWeb and GIBS.

Mmakau has also worked at the Department of Health, State Information Technology Agency (SITA) as well as at Sasol in various IT roles.

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