The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) ispleased to announce the confirmation of Bongani Dladla as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 June 2022.
Dladla has been serving as acting CEO at the cidb since the passing away of Cyril Gamede in August last year. He is now tasked with guiding the organisation in its mission to drive enhanced delivery management, capacity improvement, and contractor development in the construction industry – this through strategic interventions and partnerships.
Appointed as the cidb’s Chief Operating Officer at the beginning of 2021, Mr. Dladla has played a dual role since 1 August of the same year. During his tenure, he oversaw the operational Implementation Plan for the core industry developmental initiative, B.U.I.L.D.
After graduating from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Civil Engineering (Cum Laude), Dladla went on to obtain his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
“In his career as a civil engineer, Mr. Dladla has dedicated himself to the construction industry, learning the construction business from the ground up. A recognized leader, his broad experience in managing complex programmes, Public Sector procurement and Digital Innovation are some of the qualities that made it clear to the Board that he fulfills the profile required for the CEO of the cidb.
In his tenure as acting CEO, we have all come to appreciate his dedication to creating an environment of accountability, transparency, and consensus-building. We are sure that he will continue to lead by example and ensure that our clients and contractors are given the tools they need to succeed,” said cidb Board Chairman Khulile Nzo.
At 32 years old Dladla brings energy and dynamic leadership to the cidb, which bodes well for transformation and development.”
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