DUMILE CELE

Personal Belief:
“it is time for Africa to become all she was created to be.”

Dumile is a purposeful leader with a passion for the economic emancipation of Africa. She believes that the South African economy must play a catalytic role towards the economic prosperity of the region, and the continent. Her 25 years work experience, with 10 years spent in the maritime industry, has given her an intimate understanding of international balance of trade powers. Dumile’s excellent verbal and written communication skills have enabled her to build lasting domestic and international relationships with economically relevant stakeholders, including all size businesses and organised business institutions; all levels of government and international economic organs of state; research institutions and organised labour. Cele has no doubt she can add value to moving South Africa’s economy forward.

As CEO of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dumile demonstrated courageous transformational leadership that advocated for the enhancement of the competitiveness of South African large and medium size enterprise on the global marketplace while ensuring that previously marginalised small businesses were intentionally brought into the economic mainstream ecosystem, towards sustainability and growth.

Dumile is now Managing Director of Africa Become (Pty) Ltd, a Consultancy and Investment firm focused on the economic emancipation Africa, starting with South Africa.