- Tumisang Kgaboesele is the CEO and founder of the transportation company Africa People Mover (APM)
- The powerhouse started his career in the law industry, but he realised there was a need for affordable and high-quality transportation in SA
- So, only 3-years after he kicked started his company, the powerhouse has a team of 192 employees and 22 busses
Political Analyst and motivational speaker, Nzama Madzenga posted Kgaboesele's story on his official Twitter account, where he roughly described who the APM CEO is.
"Meet Tumisang Kgaboesele founder and CEO of Africa People Mover (APM), a proudly SA bus company that’s grown into a team of 192 employees, with 22 buses, in the space of just three years.", Madzenga captioned a photo of Kganoesele.
So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a closer look at the man who is quickly becoming a big competitor on the bus transportation industry.
Kgaboesele is a highly educated man. Destinyman.com reported the CEO studied towards a Bachelor's degree in Law at Wits before doing a Higher Diploma Company Law followed by a Masters of Laws, where he majored in tax.
Following the completion of his studies, Kgaboesele went on to work in the corporate and commercial department at Bowman Gilfillan, one of the country's “Big Five” law firms.
He then had a turning point in his career when he went on to work at UK law firm Clifford Chance LLP’s Debt and Equity Capital Market group in London.
After only a year in England, he returned to Joburg to work at Barclays Africa’s Merchant Banking division.
“We essentially provided investment-banking solutions to the big clients of Barclays Africa, such as some of the major telecommunications companies on the continent.”
However, after all the high end jobs he had, it was not until he worked for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), where he realised there is need in the transportation industry for the working class South Africans.
"I decided that there is an opportunity in the market to start something that focuses specifically on the low-income segment, while still providing high-quality service at affordable prices", he said.
Now, three years later, his company has grown into a team of 192 employees with 22 buses, and he kept his promise of a high-quality service at affordable prices.
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