Mr Setlakalane Alfred Molepo [Divisional Executive: SME & Rural Development]

Mr Molepo is a professional engineer and during his early career practised as a civil engineer with a number of consulting firms including Lillicrap Crutchfield (Pty) Ltd, Ellmer Partnership (Pty) Ltd and BKS Inc., in a number of different roles ranging from design engineer to project engineer on a number of commercial and industrial projects.

In 1999, he joined the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC) until 2009. He was appointed to different positions in its business units. In 2005 and 2007 he headed the Risk Capital Facility and the Metal, Transport and Machinery Products SBUs, respectively. At the culmination of his career, Mr Molepo was appointed as managing director of Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd, a Stateowned development fi nance institution (DFI) established in 1996 to facilitate access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Appointed Divisional Executive of the SME and Rural Development Division at the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) from November 2010, his career spans more than a decade in the development finance sector.

He has also been involved in numerous community projects, including a recent involvement as technical advisor to his local church based in Soweto when they built phase two R30 million extensions to the auditorium, youth centre and children’s church. He was also involved in the first phase of the project, which amounted to R17 million.

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