May 14 – Business and Economic Development in Africa


Mr. George Monyemangene, Consul General of South Africa in New York

DATE: May 14, 2014
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Soderberg Lecture Hall, Jenness Hall, University of Maine

Event is Free and Open to the Public – No Registration Required

About the speaker: The South African Consul General of South Africa in New York, Mr. George Monyemangene, assumed his duties on the 18th of January 2011. He has amassed global experience in roles spanning government, economic diplomacy, policy development and consultancy. Most notably, he has served as the Head of African Economic Relations at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in South Africa.  In his tenure at the dti, he has also served as A Foreign Economic Representative for South Africa in Angola and Mozambique. During his tenure in the dti, he served as a member of the Credit Insurance Committee of the Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC), the Counterpart Group of the Fund for Research into Industrial Development, Growth and Equity (FRIDGE), which is administered by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The aforesaid are amongst participation and representation on a myriad of committees, comprised of government departments, research organisations and private sector entities.

Mr George Monyemangene obtained a BA, HDE (P/G), and BA (Hons) in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape and MM (P&DM) degree from Wits University. In addition, he holds a WTO Diploma in Trade Policy, and a certificate in the Practice of Trade Policy: Economics, Negotiations and Rules from Harvard University.