A business executive with over 20 years of experience in strategy, leadership and portfolio management in the financial service industry, after having started her banking career through a Learnership Programme. Her passion and skills for business transformation is manifested on a number of successful implementation of turnaround strategies for various businesses at start-up and corporate levels. She has successfully developed a number of leadership development programmes for local and multinational organizations in line with their business growth and talent retention strategies. She is the Regional Executive for Bidvest Bank KZN and Chairperson of Women in Business at Durban Chamber of Commerce and industry, and former Regional Chairperson of Businesswomen`s Association of South Africa. Mpume holds a number qualifications in Finance, Marketing and Executive Leadership from various universities in South Africa and United Kingdom. She is an active driver of women and youth empowerment and advancement Programmes and a speaker on Leadership, Business Transformastion, Strategy and Finance. Mpume is a member of The Institute of Directors SA, and holds Non-Executive Directorship positions on a number of Boards in South Africa.