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Mr Godongwana is a Non-Executive Director of Milost Global Inc. He is also the Chairman and Head of Economic Transformation of the African National Congress (ANC) governing political party in the Republic of South Africa. He is a former Deputy Minister of Economic Development in the national government as a member of the President’s cabinet, he also served as the member of the national assembly (Parliament).
Mr. Godongwana served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Sector Charter Council. He serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of The Esop Shop (Pty) Ltd. Mr. Godongwana serves as a Member of Policy Board for Financial Services and Regulation. He served as a Director of Denel (Pty) Ltd. from September 4, 2008 to May 11, 2009.
He first emerged as a worker leader in the metal factories of the East Rand in the early eighties, rising through the ranks of the union to become the General Secretary of NUMSA in 1994. In this capacity, and as a representative of COSATU, he was appointed as a senior negotiator to various bi and tri-partite forums at national level throughout the eighties and into the late nineties, serving as an executive and management board member of NEDLAC during this period.
Mr. Godongwana serves as a Member of the ANC National Executive Committee. Since 1997, he served as an Executive of the Eastern Cape government as the MEC of Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism. He holds MA in Finance and Economics from University of London.