A telecommunications expert with more than 22 years of experience, Mlungisi Mkhwanazi is the Executive Director at Africa Utility Technology Council. Early in his career, Mlungisi worked in the operations environment of an energy utility where he started from a technician to an Operations and Field Service manager over 4 provinces in SA. He was later promoted to lead the Programme Management department in Eskom Telecommunications. He spent 9 years involved in building telecommunications infrastructure. Mlungisi holds a ND in Electrical Engineering, Project Management and Management Development Programme. He later obtained an MBA from the University of the Free State.