The Black Management Forum (the BMF) which is at the forefront of advocating and lobbying for transformation within Corporate South Africa is pleased with the appointment of Ms. Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Zikalala to her new role as the Managing Director for De Beers Group Managed Operations. Ms Zikalala’s extensive background and experience in mining and more especially within De Beers positioned her as the best choice for this role.
“We are delighted about Ms Zikalala’s appointment. It is very encouraging to see a deliberate move from De Beers to not only promote and advance black talent but also noting the support that will be provided to her by a head of operations. It is our hope that De Beers will continue to make concerted and deliberate efforts in ensuring that they advance transformation where it matters and mostly at the executive level,” said the BMF President, Andile Nomlala.
“The BMF is further encouraged by De Beers efforts to transform the business whilst consolidating its operations. By so doing they are demonstrating their seriousness about succession planning and respect for black talent and leadership” Nomlala continued.
The BMF extends its well wishes to Ms Zikalala and pledges its unwavering support to her as she ascends into her new role.