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Ishmael Dikani

Executive Director, BOSASA Group

“Through hands-on experience Dikani has streamlined and optimised technical processes throughout the group. He promotes and monitors knowledge sharing and management in all 9 provinces. Lauded for forging strong business relationships, Dikani solves problems with extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills, which set the norm for satisfied clients and vendors. He connects with a global network of innovators striving to optimise technical processes.”


The corporate culture of BOSASA Operations astounded Ishmael Dikani when he joined the group nearly two decades ago. Generosity and teamwork were foreign to the cut-throat corporate structure from which he had come, where “survival of the fittest” and “the best man wins” ruled. Now Executive Director of the BOSASA Group of Companies, he lives BOSASA’s passion for social connectedness, win-win and team spirit. His mantra is, “one hand helps the other”.

Applying his BA in Administration, Dikani leads people with a synthesis of inspiration, technical know-how and familiarity with all BOSASA operations. The purpose with which he pursues goals parallels his conviction that when one team member wins, everyone wins. Dikani’s track record exemplifies the lifelong learning and growth that characterise BOSASA and its Board of Directors.

Through hands-on experience Dikani has streamlined and optimised technical processes throughout the group. He promotes and monitors knowledge sharing and management in all 9 provinces. Lauded for forging strong business relationships, Dikani solves problems with extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills, which set the norm for satisfied clients and vendors. He connects with a global network of innovators striving to optimise technical processes.

Being a team player doesn’t detract from Dikani’s drive to realise his own goals and dovetail them with those of BOSASA. Staff and clients respect him for this integrity and value his accessibility while he pursues what he calls his ultimate goal: to see South Africa transformed. He believes that with discipline and drive, “when we set out to accomplish something, we will do it” – sentiments echoed in the ethos of the BOSASA Group.

Custodian of BOSASA’s vision and mission is its dynamic Board of Directors. As a member of this integrated team that has worked together for 20 years, Dikani promotes women in business, mentors youth and gives back to society. Group Executive Director Dikani personifies his and BOSASA’s ambition to see South Africa grow from strength to strength