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Ismail Dockrat is CEO of Denel Aviation. He was previously CEO of Wesgro, the official Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for the Western Cape Province, between 2003 and 2006, where he was awarded South Africa's Boss of the Year in 2005. Prior to Wesgro, he served as the chief operating officer of Trade and Investment South Africa and worked at Armscor in the aerospace division. He began his career at the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research. Ismail holds a national diploma in electronics engineering and completed his MBA at the University of Cape Town, with a period spent at Cambridge University under the Sainsbury Management Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.