CFO Awards nominee Tryphosa Ramano new SA Express chair

Pravin Gordhan has shaken up the boards at Eskom, Transnet and SA Express, with several new appointments.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan this week announced a new board for airline South African Express (SA Express), appointing 2018 CFO Awards nominee Tryphosa Ramano (CFO of PPC) as chairperson. 

Gordhan, speaking at an early morning briefing at Parliament this week, where he announced sweeping changes at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in his portfolio, said:

"Entities like SA Express find themselves where they are because of the fact that the focus became the question: 'How can I steal rather than how can I make this airline run properly?'… SA Express has been in dire straits for some time, it is an indication of the malfeasance at SA Express."

Gordhan said that the airline was being crippled by misconduct and has also put an intervention team in place to investigate goings-on. He also mentioned plans to merge SA Express, Mango and SAA.

Other newly appointed SA Express board members include Ronald Lamola, Thulani Kgomo, Thandiwe January-Mclean, Kugan Thaver, Bongisizwe Mpondo, Hlengiwe Makhathini, Thabi Leok,a and Ahmed Bassa.