The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on Friday praised the outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), Dr Pierre Voges, for his visionary leadership in making Nelson Mandela Bay a competitive city to live and work in.
This is after the MBDA board met on Thursday for a special board meeting that accepted Voges’ resignation. He had been at the helm of the agency for the past 12 years and will be replaced by the MBDA’s Chief Financial Officer, Ashwin Daya, as the Acting Chief Executive Officer, effective from February until a new CEO has been recruited.
“Dr Voges is well-respected by the city’s business community for his contribution to turn around previously degraded or neglected areas in Nelson Mandela Bay,” described Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber President, Ian Nicholls.
“He has served the city with excellence over the years and we are grateful for the catalytic projects in Nelson Mandela Bay which were initiated under his leadership.”
Nicholls urged the MBDA to continue on its course of creating an enabling environment for investment in the city.
“Thank you to Dr Voges for the contribution he has made as a Business Chamber Board member during his tenure at the MBDA, in particular serving as the Metro Collaboration Task Team Board Lead,” he said.
“We wish Dr Voges well in his future endeavours.”
Image: Pierre Voges. Flckr