Agilitee Africa, the market leader in electric vehicles and green tech has announced the appointment of Bonisile Roberts as Agilitee Africa’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 23 May 2022.
This follows the resignation of Dr Mandla Lamba Founder of the company who will continue to be the Chairman of the Board.
Roberts is also being elected as a member of Agilitee Africa’s board of directors, effective 1 June 2022.
Before this appointment, Roberts served as the Chief Operating Officer of Agilitee Africa. Before this, she also served as the Chief Operating Officer and later CEO of South Africa. For over 6 years she also served Agilitee at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in South Africa within the Unlisted Investments Division.
As a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in innovative industries and specifically having a passion for green energy and related industries, she spent her years at the PIC specializing in infrastructure before venturing into Private Equity and eventually Venture Capital, a move which culminated in her joining Agilitee.
Her experience is complemented by three degrees in corporate finance and investment the last of which is a Master of Management in Finance and Investment which was obtained Cum Laude from the University of the Witwatersrand. Boni is also an advocate for women’s empowerment in industrial sectors which are historically male-dominated. She furthermore strives to promote youth inclusion in senior management to drive innovation and dynamism in business.
“I am excited by the appointment of Roberts to continue to drive our strategy to expand our operational footprint, grow our revenue, and generate positive cash from operations. She has been with the company for a while now occupying several leadership roles and I believe in her ability to take Agilitee Africa to even higher heights as Agilitee is growing its global footprint.
“This appointment serves as a testament to bridging the gender disparity gap in the corporate world, it also amplifies Agilitee’s intentions of seeing women in the driver’s seat of corporations that will play a big role in the setting of the foundations of the new world. Roberts has been with the company since 2019 and held various leadership positions, including most recently as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Boni’s primary focus will be on the execution of the company’s annual operating plan, while we partner on longer-term strategic initiatives,” stated Lamba.
Founded in 2018, Agilitee is the very first black-owned electric vehicle manufacturer and green tech company in the world. Through its African subsidiary, Agilitee Africa, it is the first electric vehicle manufacturer and green tech company in the continent and a pioneer that is at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution, electric vehicles, artificial intelligence and more importantly, green technology which is the immediate future.
Story by: Mirriam Kaliza