To be the implementation arm of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development and to assist the department to lead, facilitate and manage sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region.


To be the premier catalyst of innovative and sustainable growth and socio-economic development within the southern African region.


To create an enabling environment for growth targeted investment facilitation, strategic infrastructure development and social transformation, thus positioning Gauteng as a leading Global City Region.

Our Subsidiaries

Our People

Our Board

Mr Ernest Mahlaule

Group Chairman

Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga

Deputy Chairman

Ms Millicent Maroga

Board Member

Ms Kenosi Selane

Board Member

Ms Primrose Mothelesi

Board Member

Ms Queendy Gungubele

Board Member

Mr Scelo Mahlalela

Board Member

Ms Thandeka Zondi

Board Member

Mr Thero Setiloane

Board Member

Mr Prince Mafojane

Board Member

Mr Gilberto Martins

Board Member

Ms Irene Tlhase

Board Member

Our Executive Team

Ms Mosa Tshabalala

Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency

Advocate Pieter Holl

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Innovation Hub

Mr Lance Schultz

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Automotive Industry Development Centre

Ms Seipati Mangadi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone

Ms Dawn Robertson

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Constitution Hill

Mr Mpho Baatjies

Group Executive: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr Jameel Chand

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mr Itumeleng Mogorosi

Group Executive : Monitoring, Evaluation and Organisational Performance

Mr Muzi Mathema

Acting Group Executive: Business Intelligence

Mr Stewart Molalabangwe

Group Executive: Corporate Services




Their focus is to attract investment, and to successfully establish Gauteng as a preferred destination for investment opportunities. At the same time, they actively promote export opportunities for Gauteng-based businesses.

Business Intelligence and Planning

Their primary output is to improve the GGDA and the province’s ability to conceptualise and implement targeted initiatives that will grow the key sectors and sub-sectors of the economy.

Strategic Partnerships and Co-ordination

Serves as the critical link in the Gauteng investment value chain. It focuses on providing potential investors with a centralised resource through which to investigate, initiate and launch businesses in the province. 

Strategic Promotions and Marketing

They profile the GGDA, support other business units and provide an oversight role in respect of the marketing and communications activities of the GGDA’s subsidiaries.


They provide holistic management over multiple projects and serve as an overarching umbrella organisation that maintains oversight and quality assurance over multiple programmes and projects.