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Akona Ngcuka

Group Commercial Executive at Bidvest

Akona Ngcuka is the group commercial executive and an executive committee member at Bidvest. She has been with the group since 2013; she served as the chief operating officer at Bidvest Facilities Management from 2013 to 2017. 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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