Symphonia for South Africa announces two new key appointments

After an extensive search, Symphonia for SA is delighted to welcome two members to its leadership team

Komala Pillay: PfP Programme Director

Komala joined the Symphonia for SA team as the new Programme Director on 1 May 2020. As a Partner for Possibility herself, she has a deep understanding and passion for the programme and is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations and well-being of the PfP programme.

Komala has worked at a large multinational corporate for the past 18 years, moving between several different business units and geographies while rising through the ranks to senior leadership. She has led several diverse, multifunctional and multinational teams within operations, technology, business and strategy environments and coordinated teams across South Africa, the USA and Germany. She has also started and run a small property management company.  Through this, Komala has gained extensive management skills that we believe will be invaluable in ensuring the effective delivery and expansion of the PfP programme.

Komala’s education includes a BSc Engineering (Chemical) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Master of Technological Design awarded by the University of Twente, the Netherlands. She has also completed a general management course through INSEAD’s Management Acceleration Programme.

As a high-performing individual, Komala has a passion for delivering tangible results through focused, motivated teams. She views education as one of the key enablers for a better South Africa.

Tambu Muzenda: Sustainability Lead

Tambu joined the Symphonia for SA team as the new Sustainability Lead on 11 May 2020. Her role entails developing a fundraising strategy to enable the goals and objectives of the organisation, thereby ensuring its long-term growth and continued success.

Tambu’s vast experience spans positions as a team leader in not-for-profit organisations, universities, national government departments, leading African think tanks and a global fellowship on public health and social development. She has extensive knowledge of community development, the implementation of innovative programmes and strategic plans and has engaged in research, advocacy, campaigns, report writing, monitoring and evaluation, policy analysis, grant management for organisations and support to government departments on human rights-based approaches.  She is also featured in several prominent publications.

Tambu holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development Studies from the University of South Africa, a Master of Arts in International Development Studies awarded by Erasmus University, Rotterdam, a Diploma in Human Rights awarded by Columbia University, USA and several certificates.

With a proven track record as a manager of cross-sectoral teams, Tambu is passionate about public-private partnerships and leadership development.

With their passion and wealth of expertise and experience we are confident that Komala and Tambu will prove invaluable to the continued growth and success of the PfP programme.

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