Meet the judges

Angeline Chitate is the business development and sustainability manager at the Southern Africa Trust. Her role is to initiate, co-ordinate and manage implementation of the Trust’s institutional and field sustainability strategy.

Prior to joining the Trust, she was a senior consultant at Acutech Business Solutions, relationship manager: global custody: investor services at Standard Bank CIB (SA) and regional key accounts manager at Metropolitan Retail (SA).

She studied for an MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand, and was awarded the Ludungo Holdings bursary to complete her MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management in inclusive business: a case study of Danone Clover.

Carlijn Nouwen is a partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, the strategy consultancy business within Dalberg. Dalberg is a global group of changemakers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. Carlijn heads up Dalberg’s Johannesburg office, one of five offices in sub-Saharan Africa.

She has over 12 years of experience in strategy consultancy across emerging and developed markets. She works with public, private and social sector clients and focuses on healthcare, financial services, inclusive business and innovative finance. Nouwen leads Dalberg’s inclusive business growth service line. Within that service line, she identifies and defines the lasting competitive advantage businesses can achieve by conducting their business in an inclusive way.

Prior to Dalberg, she worked at McKinsey & Company for seven years, for the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs to shape their development assistance policy and for an Indian grassroots NGO. She’s originally an engineer from the Netherlands.

Fiona Macleod is founding editor of Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, Africa’s first journalistic investigation unit focusing on environmental issues. Oxpeckers combines traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping tools to expose eco-offences in Southern Africa. The unit’s geojournalism platforms include #ClimaTracker, #MineAlert, #GreenAlert, and mapping projects that track rhino poaching incidents and court cases.

Macleod won the Environment category of the 2016 CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards for Oxpeckers’ pioneering reportage on rhino poaching. She is also the recipient of the 2014 SAB EnviroMedia Award, and the prestigious Nick Steele award for her contributions to environmental conservation through her pioneering reportage.

Prior to founding Oxpeckers, she served as environmental editor at the Mail & Guardian newspaper for 10 years. She is editor of the M&G Greening the Future and the M&G Investing in the Future CSI/R programmes. She is also on the judging panel of the SAB EnviroMedia Awards.

Itumeleng Dhlamini is currently a programme manager for the Network for Social Entrepreneurs, a unit which focuses on achieving both social and economic change through social enterprise at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria. Her portfolio includes designing programmes, dialogue, forums and managing the year-long social entrepreneurship programme. Itumeleng was instrumental in the conceptualisation and production of The Disruptors: Social Entrepreneurs Reinventing Business and Society a book profiling innovative social entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Itumeleng has worked in the social and education sector since 2004, designing and managing learning interventions aimed at upskilling youth, development practitioners and entrepreneurs. She is passionate about institutional change through the narrative around social entrepreneurship.

Pascal Froelicher is an entrepreneur focusing on the growth and access to capital of impactful businesses. He collaborates with impact investors, large companies, academic institutions and business accelerators to create positive social and environmental impact on the continent.

With a background in management consulting, he currently works throughout the African continent and Europe on strategies that create impact for his clients, the environment and society.

He is the Executive Director at Accessible Quality Healthcare, an innovative primary healthcare company and a Co-Founder of Focal Growth, experts in entrepreneurship and impact investing in Africa, and of Impact Amplifier, a business accelerator for socially and environmentally impactful businesses. He regularly lectures at Business Schools throughout South Africa and holds an MA in Political Science from Lausanne University in Switzerland, and a Certificate in Corporate Finance from the University of Zurich.

Dr Shereen Usdin is a medical doctor (University of the Witwatersrand) with a master’s in public health from Harvard University. She was a founding member of the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication — now the Soul City Institute for Social Justice. She has over 20 years’ experience in communication for development with a focus on health, gender and human rights. She is recognized both locally and internationally for her pioneering contribution to this field. She is the author of the New Internationalists’ No Nonsense Guide to HIV and AIDS and The No Nonsense Guide to Global Health and has published extensively in the field of health and development communication and public policy. She is the recipient of a Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award for her contributions to health and has been recognised by the Gordon Institute for Business Science for her work in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Shirley Moulder serves as a non-executive director of a number of social development organisations in southern Africa, having been involved in human rights and development work for more than 40 years. Based in South Africa, her professional experience includes engagement with governments, the private sector and international aid agencies, as well as serving on a number of commissions for the Anglican Church in Southern Africa and the global Anglican Communion. Her current involvement includes chairing the board of Sohco, a social housing company the board of Tiger Kloof Educational Institution and the board of Makhulong A Matala, the development company of the Johannesburg Housing Company. She serves on the board of the Peace Appeal Foundation, which is involved with peace building in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere. She was awarded a fellowship by the Leadership and Innovation Network for collaboration in the children’s sector. She is a founding member of the Southern Africa Trust and although her term of office ended in 2011, her involvement with regional issues of education, development, regional integration and food security to address poverty continues through a number of the trust’s programmes.

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