Sisa Ntshona has been the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism since October 2016. He is at the helm of steering the mandate and all operations of the National Destination Marketing Organisation’s head office and country offices. With over 20 years’ experience, he has held several strategic leadership positions across different jurisdictions in Africa & Middle East in blue chip corporations and multinationals. Having initially joined Barclays Africa as an Investment Banker, he later moved to become the Head of its SME Banking Division, a role he held until joining SA Tourism. Sisa has also worked in the aviation industry for South African Airways, Financial Services Money Transfer, Western Union and Manufacturing, Parmalat Food Industries. An accountant by training, he holds a string of commerce qualifications including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria and an International Executive Programme (IEP) from INSEAD Business School in France. He has also served on a number of boards including as non-Exec Board Member for the Enterprise Development Council of South Africa.