Fundi Sithebe is the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 4Racing. A large part of her responsibilities will be to ensure a successful turnaround, stabilising and the growth and sustainability of the horse racing business whilst managing the day-to-day operations, transformation and modernisation of the various business units.
Fundi was previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), in the period between December 2017 and April 2021. Her area of responsibility at ACSA included directing, planning, and leading the company’s overall business operations (namely overall airports management, infrastructure asset management, technical services and solutions, enterprise security and information technology), ensuring that the business operations were set to achieve the company’s set performance commitments. She was responsible for the integration and seamless operations across the network of 9 airports. She also assumed the responsibility for the day-to-day overall airport operations.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Midrand University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Administration) from Wits Business School. Her passion in the aviation industry was sparked in 2003, when she obtained her Private Pilot’s License (PPL).
One of her biggest passions is the inclusivity and growth of female representation in the industries she serves in. She was previously a member of a few non-profit initiatives within the aviation industry (namely, Southern African Women in Aviation and Aerospace (SAWIA), Women in Aviation (W&A) as well as chairperson of Akani Aviation Leadership Initiative South Africa) that aimed to ensure a larger and a sustainable base of females in the aviation industry, and ensuring greater gender representation in the horseracing industry is an important objective for her.