CAPE TOWN – The Solidarity Fund on Wednesday introduced the appointment of Amanda Tandiwe Nzimande as Fund chief government (CEO), taking over from Nomkhita Nqweni.
The Fund’s board formally endorsed Nzimande at a gathering on Tuesday. “Her work, not only in major financial institutions, but in the development and empowerment fields, places her in an ideal position to lead The Fund as it moves into a new phase of its existence and carries on its important work to meet its mandate through efficiency, integrity and passion,” reads an announcement launched on Wednesday.
Nqweni leaves her place on the finish of this week and The Fund thanked her for her exhausting work, ardour and regular management throughout a difficult time for all of South Africa.
“For the seven months of her pro bono tenure, (Nqweni) has worked tirelessly to establish and maintain a credible and transparent structure that would enable The Fund to respond rapidly and responsibly to South Africa’s needs during the Covid-19 pandemic,” reads the assertion.
“The Solidarity Fund is a job of passion,” stated Gloria Serobe, chairperson of The Fund. “It requires commitment, determination, and a core belief in the power we South Africans have to beat any challenge when we stand together.
“The Fund has been blessed to work with such a dedicated team led by (Nqweni) and on behalf of the board, I would like to express my full gratitude for the solid ground she has laid for the Fund and I look forward to working with Nzimande as we take the Fund into the future.”
Nzimande is a Chartered Accountant who began her submit articles profession as a company finance advisor at Deutsche Bank. Following that, she acquired and ran a small enterprise within the postal and courier trade for 4 years. During that interval, she did work for WDB Investment Holdings, a ladies’s empowerment firm the place she finally spent 14 years.
She was most lately at Chapter One Innovation Brokerage, a enterprise mannequin analysis and growth agency.
Nzimande joined the Hollard Foundation Trust as trustee in 2013 and began working extra intently with its Early Childhood Development programme, KYB Change Management and KYB Incubator, as nicely as its Youth Employment Accelerator Programme, Harambee. She is a board member of FirstRand, a trustee of the FirstRand Empowerment Foundation and a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative.
The pandemic is much from over and, thanks to the steerage of leaders and volunteers – previous, current and future – The Fund will proceed working to help the nationwide effort in offering help and help to these affected by COVID-19.