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CEO Scores a Hat-trick in Business Awards

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Ms Felleng Yende, CEO of Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA won the Public Sector Visionary Award at the 2015 BBQ Awards, held at Emperors Palace on Friday, October 30.  This prestigious award, is the third business accolade linked to outstanding leadership, corporate governance and transformation that Ms Yende has won in as many months. 

On July 28, she was announced the winner of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government 2015, by CEO Global, and on August 4 she was awarded the Youth Employment Award SA 2015, by the South African Council for Graduates Co-operative.

The BBQ Public Sector Visionary Award Acknowledges a man or woman who has made a significant impact in the public sector and satisfied the following criteria:

o   Has demonstrated commitment to the advancement of excellence within the public sector

o   Has by means of their public office furthered the interests of South Africans through innovation, creativity and integrity

o   Has a proven record of achievement and involvement, leadership, perseverance and endurance

o   Has been actively involved in the public sector for a minimum of three years

o   Has demonstrably influenced a specific department in one of the following areas – education, health, sport and recreation, environment, job creation, skills development and crime prevention

o   Self-evidently inspires and encourages others to strive for excellence

Ms Yende has been CEO of the FP&M SETA since May 2013.  Her primary focus has been to ensure a smooth transition after the amalgamation of three SETAs, whilst simultaneously providing results driven leadership through the development and execution of an innovative business model that she designed, and that was central to the repositioning of the FP&M SETA.

The FP&M SETA’s performance in the 2014/15 period increased to 86.2%, from the 64% reported in the previous financial year. 

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