Kabelo Makwane is the Managing Director for Accenture Operations in Africa. Makwane returned to South Africa after spending just over three years in Nigeria where he was the Country General Manager for Microsoft Nigeria. Prior to this, he was the Segment Director: Public Sector for Microsoft South Africa where he directed the strategy for government in line with national priorities. He also worked with various ministries to enable Government to deliver effective services and foster economic growth through innovation.
One of his most significant achievements was establishing the National Private Cloud Project with State Information Technology Agency (SITA Pty, LTD) for government.
Makwane joined Microsoft in 2009 from Cisco Systems, where he was employed as regional manager for Public Sector in South Africa for six years. A major accomplishment during his time at Cisco was to enable cities to deliver e-services by leveraging telecommunication broadband infrastructure for digital inclusion.
He was part of the Limpopo Provincial Government Premier’s Advisory Councils on ICT and also held a seat with the Department of Communication Human Capital Committee on ICT as an advisor.
Makwane graduated with an MBA from Wits Business School in 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (BComm) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.