South African of India-origin Kugandrie Govender has made history as she becomes the first woman to be appointed Chief Executive Officer of the sporting body, Cricket South Africa. She currently holds the position of executive commercial officer at CSA. Her appointment comes at the time as other senior CSA officials have exited the cricketing organisation of South Africa.
Her appointment comes in just weeks before the CSA’s annual general meeting that is scheduled for 5 September 2020. This after the resignation of Jacques Faul, the former acting chief executive officer of CSA who resigned on Monday 17 August 2020. Cricket South Africa’s COO Nassei Appiah was dismissed earlier this week heads to the Labour Court to challenge his removal.
Kugandrie Govender has been defined as a ‘multifaceted leader’ bringing to the table a span of 23 years experience within the corporate sector.
“We are pleased to announce Kugandrie Govender’s appointment as acting chief executive of CSA. She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 23 years’ experience in the corporate sector and currently holding the position of the chief commercial officer at Cricket South Africa,” said the acting president of CSA’s board of directors, Beresford Williams.
Williams said: “We believe that Kugandrie is the right person to drive the organisation forward during this period. Her experience has more than prepared her to fulfil this role with excellence, we are confident that she will propel the many strategic initiatives that CSA undertakes, to inspire and unify our stakeholders, partners and employees, to continue the work of building the reputation of Cricket and more importantly Cricket South Africa, so as to contribute to its sporting competitiveness.”
“CSA’s mandate is to ensure that cricket is an inclusive sporting code for all South Africans. It is important to improve our reputation both locally and internationally. This is a critical time for our organisation and crucial for key stakeholders to work together to improve the rating of cricket among those who love, support and follow the sport and those who have trust in the sport’s ability to unify all South Africans. We will work hard to improve the levels of pride amongst our stakeholders and I am humbled to be a part of the collective that commits itself to ensure that CSA is a federation of which South Africans are proud,” Kugandrie Govender.
Source inputs: Eye Witness News
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