Unathi Mtya

Unathi is the Chief Technology Officer at Grindrod Bank, a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Unathi’s career has her feet placed firmly in both the private and public sectors. Starting at First National Bank, she has followed a path that took her through business ICT at BCX. After this she joined the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) in a number of management roles, culminating to the role of CIO heading Internal IT. Here Mtya established the Integration and Interoperability division, and led the Converged Communication division. She also was recently with the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as Chief Information Officer. Unathi has spent the past decade in Senior Management & General Management roles culminating into the C-Level in IT Leadership & Management in the last five years.
Unathi has qualifications from Fort Hare, GIBS, Wits, and Columbia University in New York, having graduated with a Master of Science in Technology Management degree in 2018.
As a Keynote Speaker, she has addressed a number of conferences in various IT and leadership topics & would be speaking at this year’s Edition of Africacom(2020).


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