Judges & Mentors

 

We're fortunate to have the support of highly experienced individuals who have served as judges and mentors to our Fellows during Anzisha Week. They give of their time generously, and their advice and input has helped our entrepreneurs make better decisions as they grow.

Mohamed Nanabhay

South Africa,

Mohamed, works at the intersection of media, technology and entrepreneurship. As the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English he led the team that produced the award winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011. He is also an angel investor to early stage internet companies. He was named a Creative Commons Pioneer by BusinessWeek, serves on the Board of Directors of the Media Development Investment Fund and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies.

Read More

Naadiya Moosajee

South Africa,

Naadiya Moosajee is co-founder & CEO of SAWomEng, a non-profit that is developing the next generation of female engineering leaders in Africa.

Read More

Philippa Wheaton

South Africa,

Pip Wheaton is the Founder and Executive Director of enke:Make Your Mark, an acclaimed youth development organization that seeks to connect young South Africans across divides.

Read More

Yusuf Randera-Rees

South Africa,

Yusuf is the CEO of the Awethu Project, which seeks to develop world-class entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities.

Read More

Erik Charas

Mozambique,

Erik is a Mozambican entrepreneur, engineer and social activist, with over 10 years of experience in the private and public sectors in southern Africa, spanning multiple industries.

Read More

Jasandra Nyker

South Africa,

Jasandra is the Chief Executive Officer of BioTherm Energy, a renewable energy investment and independent project development platform focused on Africa.

Read More

Palesa Makanda

South Africa,

Palesa is the Director of Entrepreneur Services at Endeavor SA, where she focuses on education, as well as assisting entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business cycles.

Read More

Thulani Madondo

South Africa,

Thulani is one of the founders of Kliptown Youth Program, an organization that provides educational support and afterschool activities for disadvantaged children in Kliptown township.

Read More

Zibusiso Mkhwananzi

South Africa,

Zibusiso Mkhwananzi is the Founder and CEO of KRAZYBOYZ Digital, a leading digital design and marketing firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Read More

Deepali Khanna

South Africa,

Deepali is the Director of Youth Learning at the Mastercard Foundation, and has spent the past 12 years as a leader within the international development sector in multiple capacities.

Read More

Itumeleng Kgaboesele

South Africa,

Itumeleng is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sphere Holdings. Sphere is an investment firm with interests in a number of industrial and infrastructure services companies.

Read More

Malik Fal

South Africa,

Malik Fal is the Managing Director of the Omidyar Network South Africa and former MD of Endeavour SA, who is committed to high impact entrepreneurship across the continent.

Read More