The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) is proud to announce that its previous Acting CEO, Ms Keitumetse Lebaka, has now been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 July 2022.

Her tenure with the GFC began in October 2020 as the Acting CEO and through her admirable efforts over this period, has proven herself an exemplary leader as she continues to help shape the way forward to positioning Gauteng as a global benchmark for filmmaking practices.

Chairperson of the GFC, Ms Busisiwe Mhaga, shared her excitement about this new appointment: “After a diligent and rigorous process undertaken by the board, Keitumetse has deemed the most qualified and suitable candidate for the CEO role at GFC. We are excited about the new path the organization will be embarking on with Keitumetse at the helm.”

A seasoned executive, Keitumetse has held high-profile positions and was also announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as one of two CEOs recognised at the Future of HR Awards in 2019. She is a trained life coach, mentor and MBA graduate.

Ms Lebaka expressed: “I’m blessed to have had my work speak for itself and I’d like to contribute more towards the Creative Industry, ensuring continuous development and sustainability of the Gauteng film economy further than the 20 years the GFC has just turned. While I haven’t been with the Agency for that long, having the title be made official is an incredible feeling and I look forward to expanding our centralised industry-intelligence hub.”

Her appointment follows the announcement of the GFC’s Inaugural Discover Summit which will take place from 18 – 20 October this year, an event set to revolutionise the local film industry, empower current and promising filmmakers, whilst also positioning Gauteng as a global film destination of choice.

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