Tebogo Makgatho has demonstrated a history of working in the information Communications technology and services industry, with a strong drive and passion to transform the ICT sector and break barriers of entry into this predominantly white and male dominated sector.
She started working in the ICT sector as a research analyst investigating the sector’s trends and dynamics for both government and private sectors. She briefly worked for the State IT agency as a supply chain management consultant and created a framework for the accreditation as suppliers of BEE enterprises. She then worked for the BMI-T group as Senior Research Analyst investigating trends and dynamics of public and other sectors in consuming ICT Products and services. She later also became a Research Manager at (Information Systems Electronics and Telecommunications Technologies (ISETT) Sector Education Training Authority (SETA) looking at patterns of skills supply and demand in those sectors. Makgatho later served as Business Development Director of Torque IT Holdings (Proprietary) Limited as well as Sales and Marketing Director at that company for approximately 10 years.
In 2015 she joined ICT company BCX, following a brief sabbatical, after having sold Torque IT, of which she was a shareholder, to the Kelly Group. At BCX, she was a Managing Executive charged with the responsibility of turning Netcampus, a wholly owned BCX ICT subsidiary around which had been a loss-making entity for some time. Her passion and understanding for training, coupled with her savvy business acumen, saw the company become profitable in a short period of time.
In 2017, she suggested a management buyout which resulted in a buyout deal with Makgatho becoming Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Netcampus SA – a wholly black women owned ICT training solutions provider. Netcampus has several blue-chip companies such as PWC, Telkom, SITA, BCX, Dark Fibre Africa, VKB, Microsoft and has won several industry awards. Netcampus won the Rising Star Award from CompTia in 2018. The company has also grown its staff complement from 25 to 70 employees since the buyout two years ago.
In 2019, Makgatho was nominated to serve on the Global Skills Advisory Board for CompTia, headquartered in Chicago. She is also one of the winners in the Inspiring fifty Awards consisting of leading women in STEM Technologies, a recognition spearheaded by the Dutch government
Makgatho holds several professional qualifications, including a BSc Genetics from Wits University as well as project management, sales and marketing and business management from various institutions. She also served in the boards of Stortech (Pty) Ltd, Arbez (Pty) Ltd, South African NGO Network (SANGONet), Black IT Forum (BITF), InformationTechnologyAssociation (ITA), etc.
Lately she has exited external boards to focus her energies solely on the Netcampus stability and growth.