Engineering News Leadership Profile

Dzunisani Mbalati

Full Name: Dzunisani Aldworth Mbalati

Position: Group CEO of DNG Energy

Main Activity of the Company: Development of energy infrastructure

Date and Place of Birth: September 15, 1982, Tzaneen

Education: BSc (Financial Mathematics); BCom (Accounting Sciences) – incomplete

First Job: Property developer

Career History Prior to Current Position: I have always led energy companies after my first job

Size of First Pay Packet: I had earned my first million by the age of 21

First Job with Present Group: CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: R12-billion

Number of People under Your Leadership: 60

Management Style: Transformational – I inspire and support my team to deliver great results

Personal Best Achievement: The decision to start DNG Energy

Professional Best Achievement: Bidding 1 350 MW in the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My grandmother

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: AdMakers CEO Duan Coetzee

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Warren Buffett

Philosophy of Life: Steady consistency wins

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being in Africa right now

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Not fighting hard enough for an infrastructure project that could have defined our future

Hope for the Future: Lighting up Africa

Favourite Reading: Business literature

Favourite TV Programme: MasterChef

Favourite Food/Drink: Sushi, pap and nyama/wine

Favourite Music: R&B and gospel

Favourite Sport: Golf, tennis and auto racing

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Creative writing

Car: Bentley

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Time wasters

Favourite Other South African Company: Daytona

Favourite Foreign Company: Amazon

Married: To Lindo, since April 5, 2016

Children: Akani, 6; Awande, 4; Aya, 18 months

Clubs: The Country Club Johannesburg

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Lindo Mbalati

Executive Director

Lindokuhle Mbalati currently serves as an executive director at DNG Energy Ltd. A qualified tax advisor, Lindokuhle oversees DNG Energy’s finances. She cut her teeth in financial accounting at Netcare where she was responsible for compliance and tax. Prior to that, she worked in Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) at Ernst & Young. Lindokuhle has a keen interest in development and has plied her skills as a lecturer in taxation at Varsity College, Sandton.

Lindokuhle is a graduate of the University of Pretoria where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management Sciences and Honours in Taxation. She is a member of the South African Institute of Tax (SAIT).