Mandisi Nkuhlu holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (“ECIC”). ECIC is the national Export Credit Agency of the government of South Africa and provides political and commercial risk insurance to facilitate export trade and investments outside South Africa. Mandisi has worked for various financial institutions involved in the financing of infrastructure development. He spent five years at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (“DBSA”) as the legal advisor to the Project Finance team responsible for cross-border private sector projects. During his stay at DBSA, he was seconded to Masons in London, a law firm specializing in Public Private Partnerships for six months. Later on, Mandisi worked for the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (“IDC”) as a Senior Account Manager in the International Finance Department, Prior to re-joining ECIC in February 2011, he was a Director of Export Finance at Standard Bank of South Africa. Mandisi has worked on numerous infrastructure and mining projects. He cut his teeth in the Mozal I and Mozal II projects and worked on the Nelspruit Water PPP Concession, the first bank financed water PPP Concession in South Africa. Mandisi holds a B Iuris and the LLB degree from the University of the Western Cape. He is an admitted attorney. He furthered his studies at Wits Business School – Management Advancement Program, Senior Executive Program and at the UCT Graduate School of Business – Executive Leadership Program.