Ishmael Dube is the CEO and Founder of IMD Innovations.

Before founding IMD Innovations, Ishmael was a Programme Manager for FNB and was responsible for end to end project and programme management for strategic and innovation projects. He was responsible for the nationwide rollout of ECM ISA system for all FNB cash centers. Ishmael was also responsible for implementing the cutting edge self service account opening functionality on Slimline ATMS which integrates with Home Affairs and Transunion. He was also a Management Consultant at IQ Business Group specializing in the financial services sector. He worked on the ABSA Commercial International Banking Operating Model Redesign and the ABSA Capital migration to Barclays Capital technology platform projects.

Prior to joining IQ Business Group, Ishmael was responsible for sales, business development and strategic technology analysis for Netsurit’s Strategic Services business. Ishmael has over 10 years experience in technology and business spanning from software development, process improvement, project management, innovation and business consulting. Ishmael has a Honors degree from MSU and an MBA degree from UCT.

Bongani Kamanga is the Chief Operating Office of IMD Innovations.

He brings a wealth of experience in implementing strategy by applying various management disciplines. Bongani Kamanga is the founder and managing member of Abantubazi Consulting & Learning Solutions. He has worked and consulted for a number of organisations both in government and in the private sector.

He has also founded Thussyn Consulting which is a management consulting entity. He was the founding director and board member for the Association of Change Management Professionals (Africa), which is a global body that promotes the Change Management practice and sets standards within the discipline of Change Management. He has held senior management roles as the Head of Change Management at one of the biggest Insurance companies in South Africa. He is an experienced change management specialist and his experience as a specialist includes facilitating broad based IT strategy implementations as well as strategic projects and initiatives. Key to his facilitation is: Business Change management strategy formulation; Formulation of relevant change and transitional plans, which includes pre and post He has accumulated his business and change management experience over 10 years in various institutions both in Government and Private institutions.