CDC Group appoints a new South Africa head

Published: May 5, 2022

Thithi Kuhlase-Maseko will help drive CDC’s investment goals across the region, focusing on key areas such as energy and climate. 

Late last year CDC Group announced the appointment of Thithi Kuhlase-Maseko as its new South Africa head of office and coverage director. Kuhlase-Maseko, an experienced coverage professional, will lead the Johannesburg office with a view to strengthening CDC’s market presence in South Africa. 

“Development finance is part of my DNA,” Kuhlase-Maseko tells EMEA Finance. “As a professional in this field, I have always been driven by making investments that are not only profitable but also sustainable. I couldn’t be happier to be associated with an international DFI with the same passion.”

A South African national, Kuhlase-Maseko has over 20 years’ experience in impact investment. Prior to joining CDC, she served as principal coverage officer for the Southern African region at the Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank (TDB). 

Before that, she worked at DFIs including Ithala Development Finance Corporation and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) – all institutions with the development of Africa at their core. She holds an MBA from Lincoln University and a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Swaziland. 

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