Lester Bouah joined Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) more than 10 years ago (2005) as a General Manager responsible for Investment Promotion which encompassed the attraction and facilitation of both Foreign and Domestic Investment to KwaZulu-Natal.
In 2014 he assumed the role of Executive Manager: Export Development and Promotion looking at the support and development of emerging and existing KwaZulu-Natal Exporters.
Lester holds a Master’s of Science in Investment Promotion and Economic Development (Cum Laude) which he obtained through the Edinburgh Napier University of Scotland in January 2012
He has more than 18 years experience in Destination Marketing and Investment Promotion which he gained providing International Relations and Protocol services to the Gauteng the Premiers between 1997 – 2002. Thereafter he provided services as Manager for Investment Promotion at Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA) until mid September 2005 before moving to KwaZulu-Natal
He has travelled extensively during his career and has visited over 40 countries and has been involved in the attraction of numerous investments to the regions he has serviced.