Lerato MatabogeLerato Mataboge


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Job Title: Deputy Director General, Department of Trade and Industry: Republic of South Africa

Professional History


Lerato Mataboge is the Deputy Director-General, Department of Trade and Industry: Republic of South Africa. Prior to that, she was the Acting CEO of Trade Africa, an initiative of the dti aimed at increasing the levels of intra-Africa trade and intra-Africa investments. She previously held the position of Chief Director for Africa at the dti. In June 2011, she completed her term as South Africa’s Chief Economic Representative to the United States of America (USA), based in Washington D.C. Lerato holds a BA (Law and International Relations) degree as well as an Honours degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She obtained a Master's degree in International Political Economy (International Trade and Global Finance) from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Lerato also holds certificates in trade negotiations, bilateral investment treaty negotiations as well as project management; awarded by the European Institute of Public Administration in the Netherlands and WTO/UNCTAD, respectively. She completed Executive Training in Infrastructure Project Preparation from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2013. Lerato is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow for the African Leadership and a Chevening Scholar. She was featured in the “Destiny Magazine Power 40 under 40” feature in November 2015, in recognition of her leadership on African
economic issues.

Qualifications


BA (Honours) degree in Law and International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa
Masters degree in International Political Economy (International Trade and Global Finance) from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom

Program


2010 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


 Additional Tags: Law, International Relations, Political Economy, Trade, Global Finance

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