Cape Town, November 25, 2010
Successful businessman Monde Mpongoshe (38) is set to replace Glyn Broomberg as CEO of the Life Cycling Academy (LCA) and Velokhaya in March next year.
Monde, who has been Acting CEO since October 1, 2010, is passionate about cycling and its contribution towards youth development, particularly in previously marginalised communities. He says he is looking forward to using his vast experience in change management, organisational development, human capital and business development in both the private and public sectors, to the benefit of the organisation.
Current CEO Glyn Broomberg - a co-founder of Velokhaya and the LCA - will continue to work closely with Monde until March 2011, after which he will serve as an ordinary board member of Velokhaya/the LCA. Says Glyn, "Velokhaya and the Life Cycling Academy have been an integral part of my life since I co-founded the LCA in 2002 with Amos Ziqubu. Stepping down as the CEO has been a difficult decision to make but I do believe it's the right decision.
"Every organisation needs to change and refocus and I feel the time is right, after almost nine years, for a new person to take the helm at Velokhaya and the LCA. I have full confidence in Monde's ability to bring fresh ideas to the organisation and to grow it into an even stronger, more focused and more dynamic organisation." Monde paid tribute to the vision and passion of Glyn and Amos, the founders of the LCA/Velokhaya. "One need only look at the achievements of Luthando Kaka, Songezo Jim and Anita Zenani, three Velokhaya cyclists who've competed and made their mark against the world's best, as proof of their vision and passion."
Monde's appointment as the new CEO is expected to be ratified by the Board at a meeting in early 2011.
The members of the 2011 LCA/Velokhaya Board - which will be actively involved in the operation and strategic direction of the organisation - are: Glyn Broomberg, Monde Mpongoshe, Amos Ziqubu, Charl de Winnaar, Mtunzi Mdwaba, George Edie and Luthando Kaka.