Mkhuseli Ciyo - An Introduction

M khuseli Colin Ciyo is a South African businessman who is currently the group advisor for Tenere Group, based in Johannesburg. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, and has a keen interest in SMMEs. He is currently doing a Doctorate of Administration in UKZ


He studied at University of Durban Westville for his B Com degree and at Bond University for his Master of Business Administration degree. His speciality is in strategy and operations management, internal auditing, forensic investigations and supply chain management.

Mkhuseli Ciyo has worked in Senior and Executive leadership positions in key government departments and private sector and have gained a lot of experience and knowledge. Between 2008 and 2009 Mkhuseli worked as the Chief Financial Officer within the Gauteng Treasury when it became a separate department, he was requested by Gauteng Director General whom he has previously worked for as a CFO and achieved two consecutive unqualified audit opinion with no matters of emphasis in the Office of the Premier. The Director General requested him to set up Treasury Office of the CFO when Treasury became a separate Department from Economic Development and Mkhuseli successfully concluded this activity with an unqualified audit opinion with no matters of emphasis.

In addition to working in government, Mkhuseli has provided critical consulting services to municipalities around the country on Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Service Delivery Turnaround Projects. Mkhuseli has worked for PwC, Distillers Corporation, Metropolitan a, VSDC Consulting SITA, Amaza Executive Consulting, Dura Lavora Projects & currently TENERE Group. Mkhuseli has over 23 years of experience of which 14 years have been at Executive Management level in both the public and private sectors.

Mkhuseli Ciyo: Fun Facts

Mkhuseli Ciyo: Younger Years

Mkhuseli Ciyo was born and bred in Mdantsane, in the Eastern Cape. While his childhood was challenging, like is the case with many black South Africans, he set his dreams high and worked hard to achieve them. Today, through hard work and perserverence, he enjoys a successful career and a balanced life with his wife and children. Financial management is one of the key tools that he has used to his success and personal wealth.

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Mkhuseli Ciyo: Skills

Strategy & Operations

Mr Ciyo has unparalleled experience when it comes to strategy and operations management

Internal Auditing

Mr Ciyo has many years of experience in internal auditing.

Forensic Investigations

Mr Ciyo has many years of experience when it comes to forensic investigations

Supply Chain Management

Mr Ciyo has many years of experience in supply chain management.


Strategy & Operations


Internal Auditing


Forensic Investigations


Supply Chain Management

Mkhuseli Ciyo: Areas of Interest

His particular areas of expertise include:

• Public Sector & Private Sector Procurement Reforms

• Demand Management, Acquisition Management, Contract Management & Performance Management

• Public Sector Procurement (compliance, fraud, fraud/corruption prevention, PPPs & B-BBEE);

• Contract Management & Training of Procurement Specialist ;

• PFMA/MFMA / Treasury Regulations/Procurement Regulations or related compliance issues and policy implementation

• Financial Accounting, Management Accounting & Asset Management

• Internal Auditing & Forensic Investigations • General statutory compliance management & Project Management