MakoenaMabuselaMakoena Mabusela

South Africa



Occupational Information

Occupation: Financial services

Position: Senior Consultant, Aviation Finance

Professional History

Makoena is a Senior Transactor within Investec Bank in which her purview includes marketing aviation financial services to the broader aviation sector worldwide.

Before joining Investec Bank, Makoena worked for Nedbank Capital for four years as a Principal Transactor within the newly-created Aircraft Finance Division. Her responsibilities included growing revenues in the global aviation market.  Prior to Nedbank, Makoena worked at Kumba Iron Ore in corporate finance for 3 years and at SAA, also in corporate and structured finance. While at SAA, she was responsible for the aircraft financing portfolio, which was worth approximately R14 billion.

Makoena grew up in a poor, rural area of Ga-Matlala in Limpopo. She became a successful Chartered Accountant whilst studying part-time and raising a family of five. Aside for her corporate experience, she is also an entrepreneur and runs an Events Management Company during her spare time. The business, started in 2016, is growing rapidly and has a turnover of R700k.


BCompt from University of the North
BCompt Honours from UNISA
Chartered Accountant South Africa - South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow