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SuperReturn Africa
5 - 7 December 2022
The Westin Cape TownCape Town

Leslie Ndawana
Principal Executive Officer at National Fund for Municipal Workers (NFMW)


Mr Ndawana is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer of the National Fund for Municipal Workers(NFMW). He has been in the South African retirement funds industry for well over a decade, mainly in advisory and fiduciary capacities. Mr Ndawana currently serves the retirement funds industry as a Director of Batseta Council of Retirement Funds. He was also a member, representing Batseta, of the Financial Sector Transformation Council's Sub-Committee that reviewed the transformation matrices for retirement funds and related sectors.

Mr Ndawana is a professional member of Batseta, with a Chartered Principal Executive Officer (CPEO) qualification and designation. In addition, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in financial planning and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Investments, both obtained from University of the Free State. He also hsas a Master of Business Administration degree (passed with merit) from Henley Business School, which is the Business School of University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He will be pursuing a Master's degree in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch in 2023.

Mr Ndawana is passionate about, among other things:

  • Development finance/funding,
  • impacting lives,
  • leadership development,
  • assisting retirement fund members to achieve desirable life & retirement outcomes and
  • being part of the architecture in resolving the current socio-economic challenges.

Agenda Sessions

  • Good governance: the crucial jigsaw piece