Group Leadership Team
​​Group Chief Executive

Mr Siyabonga Gama is at the helm of the company’s record-breaking infrastructure investment programme - the Market Demand Strategy.

In addition, he is responsible for galvanising his 65 000 colleagues across the company’s ports, rail and pipelines operations. His passion lies in aligning and integrating operational and strategic aspects of the company, growing the business and entering new markets.

He is a seasoned, highly-regarded executive and globally recognised as South Africa’s leading expert in railways and ports operations.

Mr Siyabonga Gama
Group Chief Executive (Executive Director) | Year joined Transnet: 1994
Qualifications: Institution:
Advanced Executive Programme
Advanced Certificate in Port & Operations Management
Certificate in Port Management
Executive Development Programme
Trium Global MBA
University of Swaziland
City University of New York
University of Singapore
Institute for Infrastructure, Hydraulics & Engineering (IHE) at Delft University
The Wharton School, University of Pennyslavania
London School of Economics,
Stern Business School (New York) & HEC Paris School of Management

Area of expertise: Leadership & Global Economy, Strategy, International Logistics, Operational Excellence, Corporate Finance,
Management, Engineering, Transportation & Logistics, Finance and Governance

Group Leadership Team

The Group Leadership Team takes responsibility for the day-to-day execution of the strategy and running of the company

Mr Mohammed Mahomedy
Interim Chief Financial Officer | Year joined Transnet: 2004
Qualifications: Institution:
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
Bachelor of Accounting Science
Advanced Strategic Management Programme
Global Executive Leadership Development Programme

University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of South Africa
International Institute for Management Development
Gordon Institute of Business Science

Area of expertise: Accounting, Auditing, Finance and Strategy
Ms Nonkululeko Sishi
Chief Human Resources Officer | Year joined Transnet: 2012
Qualifications: Institution:
Certificate in Labour Law
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
Certificate in Human Resources Management
Advanced Management Program (AMP)
University of Zululand
University of Natal
University of Natal
Institute of Personnel Management
Harvard Business School

Area of expertise: Human Resources and Management
Mr Thamsanqa Jiyane
Chief Advanced Manufacturing Officer | Year joined Transnet: 2001
Qualifications: Institution:
B.Admin (Supply Chain & Operations Management)
Master of Business Leadership
UKZN (Pietermaritzburg)

Area of expertise: Operations, Procurement, Supplier development, Leadership and Management
Mr Krishna Reddy
Chief Capital Officer | Year joined Transnet: 1992
Qualifications: Institution:
BSc - Civil Engineering
B.Com - Logistics
Senior Management Certificate
Port Engineering and Capacity Programme
Certified Professional Engineer
University of Natal
University of South Africa
University of Stellenbosch
APEC, Antwerp

Area of expertise: Operations, Construction Management, Long term planning, Engineering, Logistics and Management
Mr Mlamuli Buthelezi
Chief Operating Officer | Year joined Transnet: 2000 -2004, 2011- present
Qualifications: Institution:
Diploma - Mechanical Engineering
Higher Diploma - Mechanical Engineering
BSc - Mechanical Engineering
Masters in Business Leadership
Advanced Management Program (AMP)
Mangosuthu University of Technology
Durban University of Technology
Tulane University - USA
University of South Afica
Harvard Business School

Area of expertise: Operations, Engineering, Management, Leadership, Strategy and Logistics
Mr Gert de Beer
Chief Business Development Officer | Year joined Transnet: 1998-2000, 2016 - present
Qualifications: Institution:
B.Com Accounting
B.Com (Hons) Accounting; Certificate of Theory in Accountancy
Chartered Accountant - CA (SA)
M.Com (Computer Auditing and Consulting)
University of Pretoria

Area of expertise: Management Consulting, Business Transformation, Strategic Leadership, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy & Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Acquisition, Integration and Strategy and Innovation

Office of the Chairperson and Group Chief Executive

Ms Mmathabo Sukati
Chief Audit Executive | Year joined Transnet: 2013
Qualifications: Institution:
B.Com Accounting
Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting
B.Com (Hons) Accounting
Chartered Accountant - CA (SA)
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
University of Pretoria

Area of expertise: Internal Audit Strategy, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Strategy, Risk Management and Governance
Ms Nokuthula Khumalo
Group Company Secretary | Year joined Transnet: 2012
Qualifications: Institution:
Admitted Attorney
Master of Laws (LLM), Environmental Law
North Gauteng High Court of South Africa
University of Kwazulu Natal
University of Arbedeen

Area of expertise: Strategic Planning, Corporate Governance, Litigation, Contract Negotiation, Risk Management and Public Policy