Raymond Patel

Nationality:  South African

Location:  Johannesburg

Telephone (work): +27 82 603 0327

Telephone (mobile) : +27 82 821 1408

Email: raypatel@torapa.co.za

Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Tswana

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

2005    University of Witwatersand Business School:

Certificate in Oil & Gas Economics

2000    Preston University (USA)

             PhD

THESIS: 

A Holistic Approach to Performance Management

Course Work:

  1. Strategic Management
  2. Organisational Behaviour
  3. Financial Management
  4. Leadership
  5. Human Resource Management

1990 – University of Free State

            B Ed

1989 – University of Free State

            HED

1983 – University of the Western Cape

            (Hons) BA

1982 – University of the Western Cape

            BA

CAREER SUMMARY

2019 – to date                                                   TORAPA Holdings (Pty) Ltd

                                                                                Managing Director

2006 – 2018                                                         Manufacturing Engineering and Related Services SETA

                                                                                (merSETA)

                                                                               Chief Executive Officer 

2004 – 2006                                                         Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

                                                                               (CHIETA)

                                                                               Chief Executive Officer

2001 – 2004                                        Moetsi Developments (Pty) Ltd

                                                                               Managing Director

1999 – 2001                                         Educational Facilitator (Pty) Ltd

                                                             General Manager

1983 – 1999                                                         Department of Education

  • Advisor to the MEC for Education North West Province
  • Chief Director Arts, Culture, Science & Technology NWP
  • Director Planning North West Provice
  • Vice Rector – In Service Training
  • Education Planner Media & Technology: HOR
  • Lecturer Educator Development
  • Teacher

MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES

  • Chairperson of Maluti Technical Vocational Education and Training College 2020 to Present
  • Member of the NACI Reference Committee on the State of Innovation in TVET Colleges
  • – to deliver a report on the State of Innovation in TVET Colleges 2020-2021
  • Member of the HRDC  2012 – 2019
  • Member of the University of the Western Cape Council (Chairperson)
  • Member of the Umalusi Board – 2007-2011;  2011 – 2014
  • Chairperson of the Umalusi Remuneration Committee 2008-2013 (appointed by the Minister of Education)
  • Member of the  Venda  University Council – 2010 – 2013
  • Member of the Eastern Cape Socio Economic Consultative Council 2008 – present
  • Member for the African Academy Board of Directors – 2007 – present
  • Member of the Green Paper Task Team – 2010-2011
  • Chairperson of the University of Western Cape Convocation Gauteng Chapter – 2010- present
  • Chairperson of WorldSkills SA
  • Member of the NCV Ministerial Task Team
  • Member of the International Skills Organisation
  • Member of the Taletso Council 2005 – 2010
  • Member of the SAQA Career Services Committee – 2012
  • Chairperson of the SETA Forum Artisan Sub Committee Development

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Has successfully led two SETAs
  • Has been recognised by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Education and Labour for outstanding performance.
  • Recipient of the Black Business Quarterly Award for Public Sector Visionary for 2009.

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