Mughtar Parker has been appointed as the executive director of Properties and Services with effect from 1 July 2018. Mughtar has a BCom degree in accounting from the University of the Western Cape and two diplomas from Corenet Global in Atlanta, USA. Both Corenet's Diplomas entitles him to hold the professional designations of Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) and Senior Leader of Corporate Estate (SLCE), making him the first person to hold such designation within Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mughtar’s career spans over two decades of senior management roles at several listed companies including KPMG, Old Mutual, Telkom, Liberty and the University of the Witwatersrand. His industry class experience includes financial services, telecommunications, government/parastatals and academia. Asset class experience includes corporate campuses, branches, malls, telecoms masts/towers, network buildings and data centres. He has managed real estate portfolios spanning various countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Mughtar has exceptional experience in all facets of the corporate real estate services suite. At a strategic level this includes real estate strategy development, property services strategy, property development, organisational change, operating model design and real estate supply chain/procurement strategy.
He has worked with global consulting firms such as Accenture and McKinsey and has also consulted for state-owned enterprises such as Public Works and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.