SPEAKERS PROFILE - MATOME MBATHA


Matome joined Wines of South Africa in 2008 after 9 years of Globetrotting as a flight steward at South Africa Airways and 1 year stint at ABSA International Trade Bureau where he worked as an export consultant assisting South African businesses in different sectors to expand and gain access to the African continent. Here at WOSA, as Market Manager for South Americas & Africa, he brings passion for advancing the South African wine visibility and presence in emerging markets.

Whilst Matome’s interest in development of South African wine in the continent, he is also tasked with advancement of emerging previously disadvantaged businesses within the wine industry and assumed the role of managing WOSA support of black owned brands.  

Matome excelled in his International Trade Relations Management studies at International Trade Institute of South Africa and in 2014 was appointed by Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries as chairman of the Wine and Spirit Board making him the first black chairman selected from within industry ranks.

I’m inspired by Nelson Mandela quote “It is in your hands to make of our world a better one