Mapule KgomongoeMapule Mzimba

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Businesswoman

Occupational position: COO Discovery Bank

Professional History

Mapule Mzimba is a scientist, researcher and management consultant and is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Discovery Bank.  Previously, Mapule worked as an executive in Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company operating in 58 countries in the world. Her major responsibilities were delivery of large scale complex programmes ranging from strategy definition to implementation of organisation-wide transformation. She was also responsible for business development and account management. While at Accenture Mapule conceptualized and implemented a Future Leaders Programme aimed at identifying, developing and nurturing emerging leaders across all workforces. Today, it is a flagship programme at the heart of Accenture attraction and retention strategy.

Prior to joining Accenture, Mapule was a researcher and project manager at CSIR, a leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisation in Africa focused on directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development. Her project work focused on contributing to economic well-being and competitiveness, social or human development, and environmental sustainability. She also worked with Governments, NGOs, Multinationals, International Academic institutions alike on projects that facilitated management plans between countries that share water resources.

She was selected for the Choiseul Africa 2018 100 List.


M.Sc from University of Pretoria
B.Sc (Hons) from University of Cape Town
Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from University of South Africa
All academic qualfications obtained Cum Laude.


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow