Executive Management

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Berea Technical College is driven by a passionate team of experts, who promote a strong ethos of educational excellence and a student-centric culture. Meet our executive management and strategic operations professionals who are at the helm – leading by example with an “edupreneurial” spirit and vision.

Sbongiseni Magwaza

Group Executive Commercial Officer: Marketing and Sales

National N Diploma in Marketing

A career as a tenacious sales consultant was the start of Sbongiseni’s entry into the education landscape. In 2002 he was appointed as Project Manager of the Institution of Quality during the implementation of the SETAs. At the time, he completed a Certificate in Occupationally Directed Education and Training and Development

In 2010 he joined Damelin, Durban City as General Manager.  His exceptional leadership skills and vast knowledge of academic processes led to the campus achieving a 100% GEV in student registration. In 2013, he joined as GM of the struggling Pietermaritzburg campus & implemented a successful turnaround strategy.

As Sales and Marketing lead, he is actively involved in new and innovative strategies to attract new students. He is the KZN Deputy Chair of (MACE) Marketing, Advancement & Communication in Education.

His intrinsic ability to identify talent and use this for effective organisational delivery, combined with his technical acumen has helped take the Group to new territories.

Visit Sbongiseni on LinkedIn or connect with him on emaill: magwazas@bereatech.co.za

Kubendran Govender

Group Chief Business Analyst

National Diploma (Mechanical Engineering) & MSocSci (Organisational & Labour Studies)

Kuben Govender is a tactical out-of-the-box thinker, with an impressive track record in project management and human resources. As a skilled analyst, he has been instrumental in many innovative projects, often starting them from inception and catapulting them to success.

Kuben is a Government Certified Engineer (GCC) registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and Organisational and Labour Studies expert. In his current role, he is responsible for implementing management systems and business processes to ensure efficient achievement of company targets and has been influential in the turnaround strategy of the Group.

His career started at Barloworld as a Restructuring Consultant and thereafter he joined Toyota as Senior Manager: Employee Relations; was Chief Operations Officer at Molapo Industries and then joined the largest private education group Educor Holdings as Group HR Manager and then Group Projects Manager.

His intrinsic ability to identify talent and use this for effective organisational delivery, combined with his technical acumen has helped take the Group to new territories.

Visit Kuben on LinkedIn or connect with him on email: kubeng@bereatech.co.za

Sagren Lutchmana

Group Head: Accreditation and Programme Strategist

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Sagren brings a wealth of experience to the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector. In his 18-year career, he held the titles of Campus Principal, Executive Officer, Accreditation Manager, Business Centre Manager and TVET and Occupational Qualifications Manager.

In his current role, he is responsible for the TVET and HET sector and maintains all accreditation and new programme elements for the Group, including HET qualifications, QCTO programmes, Umalusi programmes, SETAs/Professional Bodies and High School qualifications.

He is registered with the South African Council for Educators (SACE), Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) and The South African Quality Institute (SAQI and holds a range of ETD qualifications. He is also a Certified Business Professional (CBP).

Visit Sagren on LinkedIn or connect with him on email: Sagrenl@bereatech.co.za