Sello Mmakau

CIO, Financial Sector Conduct Authority

Sello Mmakau’s experience spans 18 years in various roles in both the public and private sectors, at senior and executive levels in the petroleum, health, telecoms, transportation, aviation and financial regulations industries. Sello holds a BA Hons, PMP, BCom and MBL.

Sello has won multiple local and international awards during his career, including being named the Visionary CIO of the Year by IITPSA, Gartner, GIBS and ITWeb in 2012.

Prior to joining the FSCA, he had successful tenures at the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Sasol. Since joining the FSCA in April 2018, he has crafted the FSCA’s data-driven digital strategy.

While at the DHA, he conceptualised, designed and successfully implemented the first South African Smart ID card, which was rolled out to citizens in 2013 – 2014, which was instrumental in helping to reduce identify fraud.

As ACSA’s first Group CIO, Sello was tasked with transforming ACSA into a digital airport business.

In November 2018 he takes on a new role, that of the Afrocentric Group Chief Technology Director and Managing Director of Helios ITS.

Sello is an innovative, passionate, hardworking visionary and a leader with great business acumen who strives for excellence in everything he does.

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