The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is led by the SADC Executive, comprising the following roles:
The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, a national of the United Republic of Tanzania is the 6th Executive Secretary and 1st female Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). She was appointed by the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government during its 33rd meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, and was sworn in on August 18,2013.
Dr Thembinkosi Mhlongo was appointed as SADC Deputy Executive Secretary for Regional Integration (DES-RI) at the extraordinary meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers held in Malawi in October 2013.A national of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Mhlongo has previously served the Secretariat as the SADC Chief Director in 2001-2005.Read More
Ms Emilie Ayaza Mushobekwa is the current Deputy Executive Secretary responsible for Finance and Administration within the SADC Secretariat. She was appointed by the Summit of Heads of State and Government in August 2010, in Windhoek, Namibia.Read More