Principal Executive Officer, The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)

Mr Musa Mabesa is the Principal Executive Officer (PEO) of the Government Employees

Pension Fund (GEPF) since November 2020. He is a seasoned finance professional with over 19 years’ experience, 11 of which are in the pension fund industry, specialising in financial management, reporting and corporate governance. He joined GEPF in 2011 as Finance Manager and was subsequently appointed as Head of Corporate Services in 2017.

Prior to joining the GEPF, Mr Mabesa worked for multiple private and public sector institutions including EOH as Finance Director for Smart Government; SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) as Project Manager; SAWS (South African Weather Service) as Unit Manager: Finance; AGSA (Office of the Auditor General of South Africa) and BDO South Africa as an articled clerk.

He currently serves on the Boards of PAIDF I (Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund I) as a trustee and BATSETA (Council of Retirement Funds of South Africa) as a director and is Chairman of its Asset Owners Forum. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders’ Forum. Mr Mabesa is also a member of the CRISA Committee (Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa).

Mr Mabesa holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the University of London and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Science (BCompt) from University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a Chartered Certified Accountant through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.