Finalist: Nomso Kana

Managing Director, Commissioner of 4IR at the Presidency (ZA), Board member.

An entrepreneurial professional with vision for innovation, information communication technology, research and development, business strategy, new business development and leadership in start-up, non-governmental organisations and turnaround settings. In addition, She's a seasoned non-executive director with understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications.

Nuclear Scientist. Entrepreneur. Thought Leader

Areas of Expertise:

Research and development  Policy and compliance  Environment impact assessment integration  Training and development  Programme and project management  Innovation Concept to execution management  Needs assessment / Demand planning  Business development Business start-up / Enterprise development  Board relations Leadership and resource development  Non-profit organisation leadership  Accredited laboratory management  Medical biology science  Radiochemistry Medical nuclear science

Educational Bckgroud/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of science in Computer science, Chemistry; Bachelor of science (Hons) Pure and Applied chemistry, University of Fort Hare.

  • Project management certificate, BMT Business College, 2011

Board Membership and leadership:

  • Commissioner: Presidential commission on fourth industrial revolution (April 2019 – Current)

  • Non - executive director: Small enterprise development agency SEDA (April 2019 – Current)

  • Deputy Chairperson: Nelson Mandela Development Agency science centre Advisory committee (April 2019 – Current)

  • Co – chair: Alliance for AI (January 2019 – Current)

  • Member: African Women leaders network: A movement by the African Union and UN Women (March 2018 – Current)

  • Non – executive director: City of Johannesburg – Pikitup (March 2016 March 2019)

  • Programme Director: Taungana Africa NPO

  • Director: Christ Cares NPO

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