A former Acting Chief Executive Officer at Transnet National Ports Authority, Ms Mdawe is an accomplished executive and leader with over twenty-eight (28) years of professional working experience. She has a strong history of orchestrating operational excellence in the Freight, Maritime, Aviation, Mining, Logistics and Supply Chain industries and is one of the Top 100 Most Influential Supply Chain Women in Africa.
Ms Mdawe holds a number of impressive academic qualifications, including a Masters in Business and Administration degree from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies, focused on influencing policy development in the maritime and transportation sectors across the value chain, as well as growth in East Africa. She completed the Global Executive Development Program from the Gordon Institute of Business Science in 2012. Before then, she acquired an Advanced Strategic Management Program (IMD, Switzerland); Transnet Executive Women Development Program in Operations & Logistics Management (Gordon Institute of Business Science, and Management Advanced Program from Wits Business School.
Ms Mdawe has received several accolades. Among them are, being appointed the first black trainee Geology Technician at BhP Billiton (the then Gencor); successful introduction of a Transnet Value Chain Coordinator (TVCC) Approach; improved membership and implemented collaborative initiatives for PMAESA; formed part of various continental and international committees in the maritime; improved safety, operational efficiencies and reduced the cost of business through the implementation of Lean Six Sigma.