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Akona Matsau

Group Commercial Executive at Bidvest

Akona Matsau will assume the role of Chief Executive, Bidvest Services South Africa, on 1 April 2022. This is a newly-formed Group division that will focus on the continued growth of Bidvest’s services operations in South Africa. Akona has been a part of the Bidvest Group since 2013, when she was appointed as COO for Customised Solutions at Bidvest Facilities Management. She was later promoted to the Group’s corporate office as Group Commercial Executive in 2018 and joined the group executive committee in 2019. Prior to joining Bidvest, Akona spent 8 years at Group Five Construction within the Investments and Concessions team, where she served as the project development and commercial manager for mega-infrastructure projects in the roads, office accommodation and renewables sectors. She started her career at Investec Asset Management, where she was a fixed income dealer.

She has served on the following boards:

  • Bidvest Facilities Management (executive director)
  • Rainprop (SPC) (non-executive director) 
  • Experience Delivery Company (SPC) (non-executive director) 
  • Rebserve (SPC) (executive director) 
  • Mvelaphanda Employee Trust (trustee) 
  • South African Facilities Management Association

Akona’s qualifications include a Masters in Development Finance, a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management and a BCom in Accounting.


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