Approved by:

Leslie Ndawana

Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer

at National Fund for Municipal Workers (NFMW)

Mr Ndawana is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer of the National Fund for Municipal Workers(NFMW), a retirement with approximately 55,000 members and equivalent of USD1,4billion of assets under management. He has been in the South African retirement funds industry for well over a decade, mainly in advisory and fiduciary capacities. Mr Ndawana currently serves the South African retirement funds industry as a Director of one of the South Africa’s industry bodies, Batseta Council of Retirement Funds.

Mr Ndawana is a professional member of Batseta, with a Chartered Principal Executive Officer (CPEO) qualification and designation. In addition, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in financial planning and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Investments, both obtained from University of the Free State (South Africa). He has a Master of Business Administration degree (passed with merit) from Henley Business School, which is the Business School of University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He is currently studying for his Master’s degree in Development Finance with the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).


Mr Ndawana is passionate about, among other things:

  • Development finance/funding,
  • impacting lives,
  • leadership development,
  • assisting retirement fund members to achieve desirable life & retirement outcomes and
  • being part of the architecture in resolving the socio-economic challenges.