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Maidei Matika

Chief Investment Facilitator, Gauteng IDZ Development Company

Maidei is an experienced Strategist, Programme Manager and Investment Facilitator with more than 20 years career experience in both the public and private sector in South Africa.  

Since 2014, Maidei has been with the Gauteng IDZ Development Company, a government owned Special Purpose Vehicle established to develop and operate the multi-billion Rand SEZ programme located at OR Tambo International Airport.  

In her role as Chief Investment Facilitator, Maidei is responsible for delivering investments into the OR Tambo International Airport SEZ. In fulfilment of this function, Maidei oversees the development and implementation of responsive investor attraction strategies for the SEZ. Key deliverables of the function also include: attracting and converting concrete investment interests into the SEZ, building and maintaining strong relations with key public and private sector role players as well as proactively identifying investment partners and opportunities to deliver this multi-billion Rand economic development programme.  

Prior to joining the Gauteng IDZ, Maidei consulted for various private and public sector enterprises in different areas of specialization. These include organizational design, strategy development, economic empowerment solutions, public policy design and broader project management solutions.  

Maidei is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with a major in Industrial Psychology) from the University of Namibia, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria as well as certificates in project management, strategic management and corporate governance from the University of South Africa. 

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