Mr Mosotho Moepya is the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa, following his appointment in October 2022. He is an electoral management practitioner with extensive elections management experience.
Moepya was appointed Commissioner in November 2018 for a term of seven years. He has held various positions at the Electoral Commission since he started working at for the Chapter 9 institution in 1998, including Director for Electoral Logistics; Senior Manager for Electoral Logistics, Planning and Infrastructure; Deputy Chief Electoral Officer for Electoral Operations; and Chief Electoral Officer.
In his career, he has completed several continental consulting assignments in the management of elections, democratic governance, peacebuilding and electoral conflict resolution.
These assignments included work completed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the African Union Commission (AUC), the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), and the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries.
The highlights of his career include but are not restricted to:
Before he started his career in elections management, Moepya held senior positions in the private sector. He worked for Unilever South Africa, Transnet Freight Rail, Barloworld and the Bidvest Group. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, as well as other commercial degrees.