Icebolethu Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mthokozisi Bhengu as Managing Executive: Core Business, effective July 1, 2021. Mthokozisi brings over 24 years of progressive experience within the Financial Sector (Banking and Insurance), as well as the Legal Sector, the last 6 years working closely with the Funeral industry.
“I am excited to join the Icebolethu family; the winning team. I look forward to understanding what makes the Group such an amazing team, and how I can contribute in ensuring that Icebolethu continues to be the fastest growing brand, the employer of choice, and a business which addresses and serves the needs of all its stakeholders.” – Mthokozisi Bhengu
Throughout his career, he has obtained experience in developing business units and channels by having a hands-on approach in the tactical development and implementation of business strategies. His in-depth knowledge of the Funeral industry makes him ideal to lead Icebolethu Core Business (Funerals and Financial Services) in strategy development, growth and performance.
Before joining Icebolethu, Mthokozisi served as the National Sales Development Manager at Old Mutual where he led as part of the Foundation Market Business EXCO. Alluding to his many years of invaluable experience, Mr. Bhengu has also worked at Standard Trust where he was responsible for developing and driving the Institutional Channel strategy and maximizing its performance by mobilizing the stakeholders in the Institutional Business. Prior to that, he has served as a National Manager (Trusts) and Provincial Manager at Standard Trust & ABSA Trust respectively.
Amongst his qualifications, Mthokozisi holds an MBA and Certificate in Management both of which he obtained from the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences, an LLB Degree obtained through UNISA, and a Certificate of Corporate Governance from University of Pretoria (UP). Mthokozisi’s experience in Business Leadership within the Financial Services, Change Management & Strategy Development, Stakeholder Management, together with his passion for working with people uniquely positions him to lead and add value to the Icebolethu Group as we embark on our sustainable growth strategy.