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TNPA Appoints Business Development Officer

Sep 18, 2018
TNPA Appoints Business Development Officer

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Linda Seroka – an experienced professional with more than 17 years of practice in developing and executing strategies to grow businesses – as TNPA’s Business Development Officer, effective 18 September 2018. 

Ms Seroka’s role will be to explore and unlock growth opportunities for TNPA and its clients in the fields of Commercial and Marketing, Strategy, Property and Facilities Management.

She most recently served as an Associate Director at Deloitte Consulting, having spent close to eight years at the firm developing a portfolio of business for multiple clients, including researching key industry trends locally and globally to identify opportunities and threats.

Prior to that she gained 10 years of professional experience at Transnet between 2000 and 2010, progressing from three years of Training Outside Public Practice (TOPP) articles to working as an internal consultant driving large scale, complex and strategic transformation programmes across different disciplines and different business units.

Furthermore, her experience included working on the sale and close down of non-core businesses between 2004 and 2006 and being part of the Group Financial Planning Department that was responsible for continuously reviewing business performance, benchmarking with peer companies and setting stretch targets to deliver additional target profit across seven businesses. She also served as a Financial Controller / Project Manager for the Transnet flagship Vulindlela Business Transformation programme responsible for driving financial performance and improving operational efficiencies.

Ms Seroka obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria in 2009 and a B Compt Honours from the University of Natal in 2002.