Zama Xalisa is NAMC’s new CEO

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Zama Xalisa is NAMC’s new CEO


Milpark alumnus, Zama Xalisa was recently appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) on a five-year contract. This after he had been acting in the same position since April after the tenure of Ronald Ramabulana came to an end.

Prof PK Chauke, Council Chairperson said the board took into cognizance the importance of business continuity and stability in its decision to appoint Xalisa. Prof Chauke congratulated Xalisa and expressed his fullest confidence and support. ”The board endorses the decision to appoint Xalisa unanimously and we wish him well in his new role,” he said. 

Xalisa previously served as Senior Manager, Agricultural Trusts at the NAMC, charged with the responsibility to oversee the performance and management of Agricultural Industry Trusts. He also played a formidable role in the establishment of the Grain Farmers Development Association (GFADA) and the National Red Meat Development Programme (NRMDP). 

He studied a Masters in Business Administration from Milpark Business School, a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture degree from the University of the Free State and executive programmes in Management Advanced Programme from the Wits Business School and Designing and Executing BEE Strategy from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science.  

The National Agricultural Marketing Council provides strategic advice to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the marketing of agricultural products. For more visit:


15 Dec 2017