Rashid Toefy

Rashid Toefy

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Sunday 4 June, 09h30 | Meeting venues to look out for in the next 5 years

Speaker Profile

Rashid Toefy is currently the Managing Director of MCI in Africa. The MCI Group is the world’s largest conference and association management company, and brings people together through innovative meetings, events, and congresses. It also provides strategic association management consultancy in 60 cities around the world.

Before joining MCI, Rashid served as CEO of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the leading convention centre in Africa, from 2008 to 2014, positioning it in that time as a global leader in sustainability.

He has worked extensively in the travel and tourism industry both in South Africa and abroad. He spent three years based in Amsterdam, developing business and marketing strategies for travel companies and tourism businesses in more than 30 countries, and working extensively in Central Europe and Latin America.

Rashid currently serves on the boards of several organisations including Cape Town Partnership, and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Board in South Africa.

He has a degree in Economics and Environmental Science, as well an MBA from the University of Cape Town with his Master’s Dissertation focussing on Collaborative Leadership, balancing discipline and diversity in effective decision making.

Rashid has become a thought leader on sustainability and implementation of triple bottom line principles within an organisation. He has spoken at several conferences, both in South Africa and abroad, about the importance and value of establishing social and environmental consciousness in businesses.