Thapelo is a Mechanical Engineer by training and spent the first few years of his career in Renewable Energy. Problem solving and meticulous planning, have taken him into Project Management, Quality Assurance and Business Excellence all of which he continuously applies to every aspect of his life.

Thapelo is currently the Operations Executive at Infrastructure Facilities Manager a facilities management company responsible for creating conducive working environments so companies can focus on their core business. Thapelo’s involvement with CPTM and the Smart Partnership Movement began in 1995 with an invitation from the Office of the President to coordinate the First Southern Africa International Dialogue which was held in Kasane in 1997. He has remained a firm supporter of CPTM and a dedicated Smart Partner who believes firmly in the “win-win” and “prosper thy neighbour” philosophy.