Bongani was formally appointed chief executive officer (formerly known as managing director) of Airports Company South Africa in May 2013. Prior to his appointment as acting managing director in 2011,he was the Group executive: Airport Operations since September 2004. His responsibilities included the day to-day operations at all Airports Company South Africa airports. He also spent three and half years leading O.R. Tambo International Airport as the general manager.
Bongani has a degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida (USA). His studies focused on Airport and Airline Management. He continued his studies at the University of California in Airport Systems Planning and Design and Airport Ground Transportation Planning.He gained considerable experience at San Francisco International Airport in the US where he worked for eight years in various capacities.