Dr Dumani Kula has an MBChB and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and offers 17 years of professional experience spanning the public and private sectors, local and international enterprises, as well as clinical and executive management roles. Currently serving as Deputy CEO at Clinix Health Group, Dr Kula was formerly the senior executive overseeing health expenditure at Discovery Health. Leading a team of doctors, pharmacists, nurses, actuaries, statisticians and other allied health professionals, he was responsible for provider contracting, the managed care strategy, clinical policy and health economics, risk intelligence, and business intelligence. Dr Kula serves on the boards of the Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre, Montrose Primary School, and Kingdom Development Initiative, and is an author and motivational speaker.
Dr Suresh Ramdial has been a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the School of Management, University of Durban-Westville/University of KwaZulu-Natal for the past 35 years. He obtained his D.Admin at the University of Durban-Westville and Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations from the Natal University. Dr Ramdial is an external examiner at various South African universities, has supervised many dissertations and conducts training in the areas of Human Resource Management, Labour Relations, Business Ethics and Management. He sits on the Governing Body of Westville Boys' High School, the Advisory Board of King George V Hospital and the Senate of Richfield Graduate Institute.
Dr Tshegofatso Maimela is a Public Health Medicine Specialist, involved in Monitoring and Evaluation at a Central Academic Hospital in Gauteng Province. She has been in public service for 14 years. Her interests are in Health Management Information Systems and their use for Decision Making and health service improvements.
Mr Shadrack (Shad) K Mapetla is the founding shareholder and chairperson of Biotech Laboratories, the first black-owned and run pharmaceutical manufacturer in South Africa. His involvement in the pharmaceutical industry covers a number of years at a senior level for Aspen Pharmacare (as Chief Executive and Director: Corporate Affairs), Lesotho Pharma Corporation as Chief Executive and Boots Pharma in the UK. Mr Mapetla holds a number of qualifications which includes an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the USA and a Drug Quality Assurance qualification from Stockholm in Sweden. He has held a number of directorships and is the current Executive Chair of Forever Afrika, the founding company of Biotech Laboratories.
Ms Francisca Teressa Duduzile Nzama (commonly known as Zethu), holds a BA in Law from the University of Cape Town and an LLB from the former University of Natal, and has gained 13 years’ experience as an admitted attorney. She is Executive Director of FZ Nzama Attorneys.
Lalita Harie has an illustrious career in the mental health field, spanning over 40 years, of which almost 20 were served as Executive Director of a large mental health NGO in South Africa. Ms Harie has a wealth of experience in strategy, people and community development, operational management, governance, and service delivery. Her formal qualifications include a BA in Social Work, an Honours in Psychology, and a host of courses in leadership and governance. She has received numerous recognition awards and acknowledgements, including being selected by the U.S Department of State for Mental Health Programmes for their International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) twice, the second time as an IVLP Gold Star Alumni Participant. She has also participated in numerous conferences in the mental health field.
Professor Maswime is an associate Professor and Head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town and the President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. She is a former research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and former lecturer at Wits University. She is a Next Einstein Fellow and a World Economic Forum Young Scientist. After qualifying as a medical doctor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Prof Maswime specialised as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, completed an MMED and Ph.D degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and has worked at various hospitals. She is an advisor and consultant to several institutions, including the World Health Organization. She has received numerous awards for her commitment to maternal health.
Mr Leo Deodutt has a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy, and a Master's degree in Taxation (UDW), and is currently finalising his DBA at UKZN's Graduate School of Business and Leadership. He is a Senior Lecturer based at UKZN's School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, where he is responsible for the Financial Planning Institute (FPI) accredited programmes. His focal areas include investments, portfolio construction, taxation and audit and risk management. He is the former acting Head of Internal Audit (UDW) and is currently serving as the Chairman of the UKZN Provident Fund and the Chairman of the UKZN Pension and Provident Fund's Investment committee. He is an active researcher, having successfully supervised many Masters students, and has published in High Impact Journals.
Ms Lerato Matsau is a human resources practitioner and consultant with extensive private sector and NPO experience. She holds BA (Psychology and Sociology) and BSc Hons (Psychology) degrees. She is the Director of the Human Palette, a human resource management and training consulting firm, is a certified facilitator and assessor for the Education Training and Development (EDTP) SETA and serves on the boards of Deliver a youth development NGO and Argon Securities.
Dr Themba Moeti is the current Chief Executive Officer of Health Systems Trust. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of the Witwatersrand Centre for Rural Health, and of the National HIV Think Tank co-ordinated by the National Department of Health. Dr Moeti has previously served as a member of the Task Team for the Global Health Thematic Consultation on Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda.
Dr Themba Moeti is the current Chief Executive Officer of Health Systems Trust. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of the Witwatersrand Centre for Rural Hea...
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