Director: Multilateral Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa.
Mr Cecil Masoka has worked in the private sector and consulted for government. He joined the public sector in 1999 working for Provincial departments and National departments including the Department of Public Service and Administration and National Department of Health. In 2003 Mr Masoka joined the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and was responsible for establishing its donor, private sector and philanthropic unit.
Between 2007 and 2012 he was seconded to the South African Embassy in Tokyo, Japan as the DST Senior Science and Technology Representative. He has worked closely with international funding agencies and championed some of the human capital development programs in the science, technology and innovation sector. Mr Masoka also established strong and sustainable relations between government and international private sector partners in supporting socio-economic impact programs that contributed to economic development and sustainable employment creation. He is currently the Director for Multilateral Cooperation at the DST.