Mr Bonang Mohale, prior to his Business Leadership South Africa appointment, is a former Vice President Upstream and the Chairman of Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Limited; Shell South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Refinery (Pty) Ltd and South African Petroleum Refinery (SAPREF). He had country responsibilities for the Oil, Chemical, Aviation, Marine and Lubricants global businesses and was operationally accountable for Retail; Fuels & Bitumen; Supply & Distribution classes of businesses as well as Finance; Legal; HR; Safety (HSSE) and Transformation.
Until 2008, he spent six years as the Chief Executive Officer of Drake & Scull FM SA (PTY) Ltd, an integrated facilities management company owned by the Tsebo Outsourcing Group, where Mr Mohale was also a member of the Executive Committee (Exco.)
From August 2001 to May 2003, he was Chief Executive: shared services and associated companies of Sanlam; a member of the exco; Alternate Director of the Sanlam Limited main board; Chairman of the board of TASC; a Director of Innofin; GensecProperty Services and Fundamo.
Until August 2001, he was the Executive Vice President at South African Airways (SAA) responsible for strategic alliances, network management and global sales.
From 1996, he was the Managing Director of OTIS (PTY) LTD, the world’s biggest and oldest elevator company, where he spent five years. In 1997, the company won the Black Management Forum’s (BMF) “Progressive Company of the Year” award.
Mr Mohale was awarded “The Momentum Friendship Blazer” in recognition of being the first RSA Nation Building Champion in 2015. He is also a winner of both the ‘Country’ (RSA) & ‘SADC Regional’ ”Titans – Building the Nation” in the 2014 CEO Magazine Awards. He was conferred an honorary professorship in marketing management by the University of Pretoria, where he serves on their advisory council. He was named 2012 IPM CEO of the Year, SA Facilities Management Association 2007 ‘Personality of the Year’ and the BMF’s 1997 Manager of the Year. In 2001 he received the Presidential Award for his “Servanthood in South African Industry & the Economic Empowerment of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals”