Ilan Lax: Chairperson

Ilan Lax: Chairperson

Ilan is an attorney and legal consultant who works in a range of areas, including land rights, human rights and community-based development issues.

Kajal Singh

Kajal Singh

Kajal is a chartered accountant who has a management role at Umgeni Water, specialising in treasury management and financial planning.

Sazile Mtshali

Sazile Mtshali

Sazile has worked for SaveAct as a programme co-ordinator. She has a PhD from Wageningen University and experience in nursing, home economics and rural development

Tim Hobden

Tim Hobden

Tim is an economist and public policy professional with experience in the design, management and evaluation of donor and philanthropic programme.

Marcel Jakubec

Marcel Jakubec

Marcel is a strategy manager at Accenture with experience in retail banking across sub-Saharan Africa. He sits on both the main SaveAct board and the Gauteng board of trustees.

Portia Kekana

Portia Kekana

Portia has in experience in social protection policy and exploring ways of converting cash transfers into sustainable economic development. She has strong links with the public sector. (Registration pending)

Mandla Nkomo

Mandla Nkomo

Mandla is the managing director of Solidaridad (southern Africa) with experience in NGO, government and large programme implementation. (Registration pending)

Thabang Phago

Thabang Phago

Thabang is a savings group member with a master’s degree in Botany. He works as a climate change specialist at the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. (Registration pending)

Michel Hanouch (Gauteng Board of Trustees)

Michel Hanouch (Gauteng Board of Trustees)

Michel leads CGAP’s work on Open APIs in financial inclusion and has over 13 years of experience working on fintech-enabled product and business model innovation.

Paula Nimpuno  (Gauteng Board of Trustees)

Paula Nimpuno (Gauteng Board of Trustees)

Paula is an independent consultant in the development sector. She works globally to address issues of poverty, economic and social empowerment and sustainability.