OUR TEAM

Maryana Iskander

Chief Executive
Officer

Kasthuri Soni

Group Finance
Director

Evan Jones

Group Strategy
Director

Mosuoe Sekonyela

Chief Operating
Officer

Tammy Chetty

Chief Operating Officer
of Harambee Academy

Kuben Nair

Chief Brand
Officer

Marzanne Collins

Chief Information Officer
& Product Manager

Lebo Nke

Chief Culture Officer
& Partnerships Executive

Sharmi Surianarian

Chief Impact
Officer

HARAMBEE BOARD

Nicola Galombik

Founder &
Board Chair

Amanda Nzimande

Non-executive
Board Member

Safiyya Patel

Non-executive
Board Member

Sandile Gwala

Non-executive
Board Member

TRACK RECORD

Harambee was named 7th favourite brand in South Africa amongst low-income earners in the Yellowwood mobile survey conducted to give an indication of those brands that consumers feel are most relevant to them.

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The South African Presidency, The World Economic Forum, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), The World Bank, The Mastercard Foundation and several others featured Harambee in a case study demonstrating leadership, effective solutions and high performance.

Harambee wins the prestigious 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in recognition of the the trusted and leading role it plays in solving youth unemployment at scale in the South African labour market.

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The Conscious Companies Awards named Harambee winner of their 2019 NGO Award, recognising Harambee for operating with a sense of a higher purpose.

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Harambee awarded best growth/scale plan in the 2017 Global Centre for Youth Employment Ideathon out of 200 submissions globally from 25 countries. Harambee’s model to aggregate information across South Africa’s labour market to more efficiently match youth to jobs was selected as one of the top five plans.

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The John P. McNulty Prize has celebrated the boldness and impact of individuals who are using their exceptional leadership abilities, entrepreneurial spirit and private sector talents to address the world’s toughest challenges. In 2015 Harambee was a finalist for this prize that is awarded in partnership with the Aspen Institute.
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In 2017 Harambee was in the top 2% of applicants for USAID’s open innovation program that supports sustainable local organisations to test and scale creative solutions to global development challenge. It now supports Harambee to build innovative solutions to youth unemployment.

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Harambee is a regular contributor through the media and in other forums to thought leadership on youth employment and economic inclusion.

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