Tshepo Kgobe

Tshepo Kgobe

Senior Executive Technical and Project services in Gautrain Management Agency, Gautrain

Tshepo is the Senior Executive responsible for all Technical and Project services in GMA (Gautrain Management Agency), including the conceptualisation, development and delivery of the expansion and the extensions of the Gautrain system. The GMA is an agency that manages the Concession Agreement for the operation of the Gautrain on behalf of the Gauteng Province Government. As part of his responsibilities for technical services Tshepo is spearheading the feasibility study for the Extensions of the Gautrain System, over 160km of new rail highspeed lines estimated at over 120 billion Rands. Tshepo is also the Chairperson of the Performance Monitoring Commitee which adjudicates the allocation of Performance Penalties and Patronage Gaurantee Reductions. Tshepo has also played a critical role in ensuring success of the integration of the Taxi industry in the Gautrain systems in the period, the project has has also won an international award at the UITP conference, and a Gauteng premier’s award for Inclusive Economy, paying testament Tshepo’s commitment to transformation of the industry. Tshepo heads up the commitee that advises the MEC of the Department of Roads and Transport on how to achieve intergration and the digitisation of the transport systems. He currently serves as the,project director of the Integrated Fare Management Programme, which is aimed at integrating all the different ticketing systems in Gauteng’s transport landscape. The programme includes the development of an integrated Intelligent Transport System and the provision of public transport information. Tshepo has become the leading voice and advocate of transport becoming the key to implementing a smart city region in the Gauteng province. In the period that Tshepo has directed this project, it has seen the development of the first transport Application named Gauteng On The Move, which integrates the minibus taxi industry and includes the location of all the taxi ranks. The Application also has walking links and a step by step walking navigation function. Tshepo is a Certified Project Management Professional and Multidisciplinary Engineer with more than 20 years of extensive experience in managing complex operations with diverse technical requirements, in Transport, Infrastructure, Energy and Mining. He has also diversified himself by acting in roles and positions that are not related to engineering including Human Resources,Transformation and Corporate Social investment.