The South African Post Office (SAPO) has announced the appointment of Motshoanetsi Lefoka as its new CEO.
Vuyo Mahlati, chairman of the board, says: "Motshoanetsi demonstrates an intimate understanding of both the strategic and operational challenges facing SAPO. The board has full confidence in her ability to lead the organisation."
Spencer Stuart, a leading executive search firm assisted in the selection of candidates for the role. The process involved a thorough assessment of suitably qualified internal candidates as well as candidates from both the public and private sectors.
Lefoka, an engineer by training, previously worked for a listed manufacturing company and central government. She has been the chief operating officer at SAPO since 2004 and has acted in the CEO role for some time.