Chief Information Officer - Sello Mmakau

​Sello holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master's degree in Business Leadership and several IT-related qualifications. He has extensive experience as an IT executive having most recently been appointed the CIO for the Department of Home Affairs for almost six years. During this period, Sello overhauled the Department's back-end, aiding its remarkable turnaround both in performance and reputation. Notable successes were his collaboration with the banking industry in developing an online fingerprint verification system, helping the industry drastically reduce the incidence of fraudulent bank accounts.

He also led the development, piloting and ultimate launch of the new South African Smart ID card. It is through this impressive track record that Sello was named as the Visionary CIO for 2012 by the Computer Society of SA, Gartner, IT Web and GIBS. Sello has also worked at the Department of Health, SITA (State Information Technology Agency) as well as at Sasol in various IT roles.

This position is critical in ensuring that the IT division is strategically aligned to sustainably support the organisation. Sello was appointed Chief Information officer for Airports Company South Africa on 1 October 2014.