Portia Molefe

Director General in the Department of Public Enterprises

Portia Molefe, the Director General in the Department of Public Enterprises since October 2004, obtained her BSc honours in economics from the University of Natal in 1991, before completing a management advancement programme at Wits University the following year.

After completing a central banking course at the Bank of England in 1993, she joined Standard Bank as an assistant financial economist. Between 1994 and 2001 Molefe worked in different capacities at a range of economic institutions. In January 2002 she joined the Department of Trade and Industry as chief operating officer.

A year later she left to do strategy consulting for public and private institutions, including the Department of Minerals and Energy and Transnet.

Lunch Spot: La Madellane, Pretoria