The CEO of infrastructure development company Bigen Africa, Dr Snowy Khoza, has been elevated to Executive Chairperson of the Bigen Group of Companies, effective 1 July 2016. The repositioning allows her more time to increase her involvement on a strategic level, to boost the group’s expansion in and outside the African continent, to deal with international strategic partners and investors, international development-financing institutions and, to chair the company boards within the Bigen group across various sectors.
Outgoing non-executive chairman, Dr Iraj Abedian [who remains a member of the Board], is excited about Dr Khoza stepping into an executive role at a higher level. “She delivered a sterling performance in executing the five-year strategy (S-Vision 2016) cycle which ends this year. Her accolades support the shareholders’ 100% vote to her new position – she was recently recognised as an International African Women in business by London-based Women4Africa and awarded Top Performing Business Leader in South Africa, after receiving a Lifetime Achiever’s Award as one of the most influential women in Africa.”
Snowy looks forward to her new role, underscoring the fact that: “Bigen Africa is in an exciting growth phase – not only are we extending our strategic partnerships to bolster our service offering on the continent, we are also expanding into new sectors such as health. I look forward to a vibrant period in the group’s growth and I thank Dr Abedian for his leadership support and guidance throughout. I am pleased to still have Anton Boshoff as my right hand having worked together for the past six years.”
Anton who has been appointed as CEO says: “It is reassuring to still have our dynamic leader to lead the way in Bigen Africa. Dr Khoza’s track record is impeccable, as reflected by our robust financial results, reach and development impact outcomes of our infrastructure delivery over the past five years.”