Mikel Mabasa

Chief Executive Officer

Mikel Mabasa is a Transport Economist and is the CEO of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (naamsa). He currently serves as a Council Member of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), and a Non-Executive Director of the Energy Council of South Africa; Business Unity South Africa (BUSA); and the Automotive Industry Exports Council (AIEC). Mikel was previously Chairman of the Air Services Licensing Council, and Chairman of the Board of Air Traffic Navigation Service (ATNS) and was a member of the International Air Services Council.

Mikel has held various executive management and advisory roles at blue chip companies such as The Heineken Company; Diageo; Rio Tinto; Adcock Ingram; and Japan Tobacco International. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of numerous non-profit bodies such as the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use and the Tobacco Institute of South Africa. He also has extensive track record of success in Government policy formulation having worked in senior Government roles in the Ministry of Transport and the Gauteng Provincial Government.