Country Head for the UK – Pumela Salela

We have more exciting news!Joining our star line-up of speakers, is Pumela Salela.
Pumela is the Country Head for the United Kingdom (UK) under Brand South Africa, the custodian of the South Africa Country Brand. Her role is to market South Africa in the UK, attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into South Africa, mobilise Global South Africans (GSA) abroad and manage the brand’s reputation.

Prior to serving in this role, Pumela was the Chief Director for Economic Policy Development and Planning at the Department of Economic Development in South Africa. She is a Board member of the Global Sourcing Council, an Ambassador for Sustainable and Socially Responsible Outsourcing in Africa, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Tri-Sister City Alliance (TriSCA), the first Sister City Alliance between BRICS cities in order to create jobs for knowledge workers. She was appointed to the Advisory Council of the World BPO Forum.

Among other roles, Pumela serves on the Advisory Board of the World Summit on Internet and Social Media (WSIM), as well as the Advisory Board of the Sable Accelerator LLC (SABLE), a North American organisation which is dedicated to helping South African entrepreneurs, new venture start-ups, academic institutions, and companies commercialise technology innovations, promote and protect intellectual property, fund new business concepts, finance growth, as well as expand into global markets.

Pumela is also an advisor to a digital finance institution called Digifin. The Rockefeller Foundation acknowledged her contribution and innovation in formulating systems which address poverty by selecting her as one of 18 global recipients of the foundation’s inaugural Global Fellowship on Social Innovation. She is the only South African to receive this honour.

The awards this year are proudly sponsored by WorldRemit, Steward Bank, Ndasenda, Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, Vaka Building Materials & Hardware, eZimtech Limited,Starcover,Vavaki Architects, Propertyend,Made In Zwe, Mtizande,Nurseline and Made in Zwe. Brought to you by CMG International Media Group.

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