Lusanda Madikizela serves as the Senior Programme Manager for the TUMI E-Bus Mission, supporting selected Deep Dive Cities with electric bus deployment, and ensuring readiness for 100 000 e-buses by 2025. Lusanda is an Urban Planner who has previously worked in various roles as a development planner, a property manager and as a transport planner.

In her longest role with a national government, she worked closely with different cities, supporting them with transport planning as well as the development and implementation of public transport plans and operations. Her experience also includes mega-event transport planning and management, as a previous project leader for transport operations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and working closely with transport operators, to establish a public transport operations company for Bus Rapid Transit.

Lusanda is a former non-executive Director of the Tshwane Housing Company, an affordable, social housing provider, and maintains a keen interest in the development and growth of this housing sub-sector in Africa. She has a BSc Hons in Urban and Regional Planning, a Master of Urban Studies: Urban Management, both from Wits University and a post-graduate Certificate in Executive Development. She enjoys travelling, viewing public/street art and architecture, and attending live music shows.