Zama Khanyile is the Divisional Executive for Venture Capital and Corporate Finance at the National Empowerment Fund (NEF). In this role she oversees the operations of two investment units: Strategic Project Fund which focuses on early-stage project development; and uMnotho Fund which provides new venture, expansion and acquisition Finance. She also oversees the NEF’s Women Empowerment Fund.
She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 16 years’ experience in development finance, corporate finance, private equity and external audit. She has multi-sector experience having concluded deals in manufacturing, agro-processing, transportation, property, financial services, tourism, TMT, franchising, retail, and construction.