Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
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Advisory Panel


Alfred da Costa has a broad range of experience in the commercial arena, having owned and operated various businesses in South Africa. He has strong affiliations with community based and educational institutions. Alfred has served on a number of Parastatal Boards, Councils of Educational institutions such as UNISA and the Port Elizabeth Technicon.

He has also served on National Industry bodies such as NAACAM. Alfred has had intensive involvement in organised business as the CEO of the Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry and subsequently been appointed President of the Chamber. He also served on a number of entities on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) such as Bidvest and served as Chairman of two AltX Listed Companies i.e. IQUAD and RGT Smart. Alfred currently serves as an Independent non-executive director on numerous boards and his passion is leadership development.


Nomkhita Mona is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. Previously, she was Group CEO of South African Forestry Company Ltd (SAFCOL). Other top positions she has held include CEO of The UDDI, Associate Consultant for an International Consulting company, CEO of Inkezo Land Company in Durban and CEO of the Eastern Cape Tourism Board.  Prior to this, she was the Registrar of the CCMA in Mpumalanga. She was a Commissioner of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission (ECPC).

Nomkhita holds an MBA from Rhodes University. She also holds a Masters Degree in Labour Relations & Human Resources from UPE.  She attained an Honours degree in Industrial Relations and a BA degree (Psychology & Sociology) from the University of Port Elizabeth.  

Nomkhita Mona was the first Black woman to be appointed to the board of Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Holdings SA.  

She currently serves on the boards of the Wilderness Foundation (SA), where she is also a trustee, is a Member of ICASA Remco, NCT (HR Governance Committee), NMU Business School Advisory Board and NMU eNtsa Board.



Achmat Nordien Mohamed was born in Uitenhage and qualified as a Secondary School teacher. After two years of teaching he resigned and joined the private sector in a Human Resources capacity. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry, most of which are at executive management level covering disciplines including human resources, manufacturing, marketing and sales, project management and plant facilities.

Over a continuous 34 year period Achmat was a member of the executive committee of the old PE Technicon council, the merged council (UPE/Technicon and Vista University) as well as the Nelson Mandela University Council. He chaired at different stages the Human Resources, REMCOM and Finance committees of Council.

He currently serves as a non-executive director of two automotive Companies and an event management company and chairs the board of East Cape Training Centre as well as the board of trustees of two foundations.



Cumesh Moodliar has been with Investec Private Banking since 2012, spending the first four years as head of the Port Elizabeth Private Bank and the past two years as national head of Banking. He was recently appointed in the role as the head of Private Banking SA.
He holds a BA, LLB, LLM (Tax) and completed a Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) at Harvard Business School in 2015, and the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship in 2016.
He started his career at Goldberg & De Villiers, an established Eastern Cape-based law firm, where he headed up the commercial law department.