Mavuso Msimang is a BSc graduate of the University of Zambia and holds an MBA from the US International University, San Diego. Msimang served on the High Command of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the African National Congress and was later appointed personal assistant to the ANC President Oliver Tambo. During his 30 years in exile, Msimang worked for various international development agencies. – World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and CARE-CANADA. He also worked for, UN World Food Programme and UNICEF. On returning to South Africa in 1993, Msimang held several senior positions in public sector organizations which he successively served as CEO. These include South African Tourism, Tourism KZN and South African National Parks, among others. Msimang served as Chairman of the TBCSA (Tourism Business Council of South Africa) for two terms and was succeeded by Mr Tito Mboweni. He retired from the civil service in 2010 following a three-year stint as Director-General at the Department of Home Affairs. Msimang currently serves on various civic society, environmental management and private sector boards.