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Matsi Modise

Managing Director, SiMODiSA Start-Up

Managing Director of SiMODiSA, an industry association whose mission is to accelerate entrepreneurship by collaborating with policy makers to enhance the success rate of high impact, high growth entrepreneurs in South Africa. She is the founder of Furaha Afrika Holdings, a Pan African enterprise development advisory and investment firm. Her experience ranges from Investment Banking at Investec Bank Ltd, and Enterprise Development advisory with South African banks, institutions of higher learning and corporate entities. She currently sits on the Barclays Africa Shared Growth Advisory Board; Agri-Vie Private Equity Fund; The Innovation Hub as a Non-Executive Director and Orange Corners, an incubation initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. She is a subcommittee member of the South African Venture Capital/ Private Equity Association (SAVCA) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Innovation Management committee. In 2016, she was selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the Top 50 Global Shapers to attend the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and was named one of the Top 30 African leaders in technology, business, art, science, politics, design and media by Quartz Media Africa. She has won numerous awards and global recognition and was named one of the Top 100 Young Independent Disruptors by Independent Day Media, and the Coca –Cola Young Achiever of the year award at the Women In Leadership – Africa Summit