The WBS Alumni Association supports the WBS mission to be recognised worldwide as Africa’s premier business school. It upholds the WBS values as values of its alumni, which are: academic excellence; critical, creative and clarified thought leadership; personal accountability; a positive work ethic; mutual respect and support; the celebration, respect and recognition of diversity; and sensitivity to wider societal issues and a responsibility to society.
WBS Alumni Association
Thato Moraba (Chairperson)
Senior Manager: Deloitte
Thato Moraba holds a Master of Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand and has completed his MBA degree with the Wits Business School. He is currently studying for a Law degree with the UNISA which he is due to complete in June 2021. He is currently a Senior Manager (Strategy and Business Design) at Deloitte in Johannesburg. As a Senior Manager, He responsible for the sales and delivery of projects, while nurturing and managing executive level client relationships, as well as team growth and development. His main portfolios include playing a leading role in mining and manufacturing, as well as heading the Diversity and Inclusion portfolio for the Strategy team at Deloitte.
Prior to Joining Deloitte, he held various roles in Management consulting and in the Energy, Resources and Industrials Sectors. He is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng). He is currently the Vice-Chair of the WBS alumni committee and also represents the committee on the WBS Advisory Board as a member of the Board.
He is a confident negotiator who is able to compellingly convey the message at hand to all levels of stakeholders. Thato was a founding committee member for the Wits Business School consulting club where he was also Vice-President of the Consulting Club (2015), The Young Professional Council (2014) where he also championed the Entrepreneurship portfolio and served as the Chairman for the Metallurgical Engineering Students Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010. He remains committed and continue to contribute meaningfully to the affairs of the Business school in his various capacities.
Kiashan Moodley (MBA) - (Vice-Chairperson)
Head of Partnerships – Inoxico
Kiashan is an effective senior manager with a proven history of delivering stakeholder value through excellent execution of strategic initiatives. He excels in the creation of order from chaos and his actions are underpinned by astute business, financial and risk management acumen, which he has developed and refined over his decade-plus industry tenure.
He is structured, organised and able to direct teams towards the delivery of high-quality and impactful outcomes. Kiashan believes in continuous personal development and has a deep desire to make a difference in the world. His highest personal values are authenticity, integrity and excellence.
Dr Jay Punwasi
Clinical Manager: Helen Joseph Hospital
Jay Punwasi is a medical doctor by training and holds the position of Medical Manager at a tertiary hospital in Gauteng. As an MBA graduate and a talented leader, she is well equipped to make a difference in South Africa in healthcare, public sector, business management and tertiary education.
Jay has a particular interest in strategy development, operations management, change management, organisational design and capability and competency development. Her motto in life is: "Be the change that you would like to see in the world" – Gandhi
Nandi Kameru (MBA)
Nandi Kameru is a Geoscientist by profession; she has worked on mineral exploration projects in Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. Her technical mineral exploration experience is in Uranium, Coal and Nickel. She currently specialises in exploration data and information management within the mining industry. Nandi has served on the Social and Ethics committee of Rio Tinto Management Services, South Africa, actively contributing to social and charity initiatives. She has also a served as a youth mentor in an NPO as well as in her personal capacity.
Nandi Kameru is an MBA graduate from the Wits Business School. She also graduated with an Executive Program Certificate in Advanced topics in Business Strategy at the University of La Verne, California as part of her MBA global study component. She has also obtained Postgraduate Diploma in Management and BSc Hons qualifications from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Faculty of Science award recipient in Geosciences, and an MBA Scholarship recipient. Nandi Kameru is a proud Golden Key International Honour Society Alumni Member.
Dumisani is a Data Analytics Professional with over 15 years’ experience in the field, holding positions such as Business Intelligence Manager, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Consultant, Programmer and Web Developer.
He holds the following qualifications:
- Certificate Program in Leadership Coaching - WBS (2020)
- MBA – WBS (2019)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration – WBS (2018)
- Microsoft Certification – Microsoft (2015)
- BSc Computer Science/Statistics - Fort Hare University (2005)
Yamkela holds a Bachelor of Arts International Relations, Politics and Anthropology (Wits), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Wits) and Masters in Sustainable Urban Planning development (UJ) (2021). He is currently pursuing MPhil Development Finance with Stellenbosch University.
Yamkela I has experience ranging from private sector, NGO and Public Service sectors.
He has been involved in youth empowerment and advocacy groups such as Black Management Forum. Over the years, Yamkela has demonstrated strong competency in managing deferent stakeholders, implementing strategies and doing policy work as a youth ambassador for agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want”, which is an African Union blueprint on socioeconomic development of the continent.
Dr Maurice Goodman
After obtaining his medical degree, Dr Goodman worked for a number of years in emergency medicine and trauma surgery.
He participated in the South African rescue missions to Phuket and Haiti.
Having completed his MBA, Dr Goodman headed up the Southern Africa healthcare practice of a leading international consulting organisation before moving into the healthcare funding industry. Dr Goodman joined Discovery Health shortly after its inception and is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Discovery Health.
Dr Goodman is a Trustee of the Discovery Foundation which is investing in excess of R300 million into the training of medical specialists in South Africa in identified areas of need. He is also a Trustee of the Discovery Fund which is dedicated to improving individuals’ quality of life through the provision of primary health care services in indigent communities.
Dr Goodman serves on the Executive Committees of the Wits Business School Association and the Medical Advisors Group. He is the current Vice-Chair and Immediate Past Acting President of Convocation of the University of the Witwatersrand. He also serves on the Council of the University of Witwatersrand. Dr Goodman is a Branch Counsellor on the SA Medical Association South Gauteng Branch. He is also a Member of the SAMA Human Rights, Law and Ethics Committee.
Lamo Solar: Co-founder & CEO
Tshibvumo is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lamo Solar. He is an electrical engineering graduate from Wits University with capabilities in design, analysis and problem solving as well as critical thinking. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Louvain School of Management, Belgium, in partnership with the Wits Business School and was investigating the economic viability of distributed generation of renewable energy in rural parts of South Africa. He is an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is open to new ideas and challenges whilst paying special attention to detail and is outcome-oriented.
He is also a volunteer and director of Thusanani Foundation (NPO) since its inception in 2010. His passions extend to the development of sustainable infrastructure in rural schools across South Africa in order to create environments that are both conducive and viable for learning.
Moses is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management. He has experience spanning healthcare management, FMCG and manufacturing. Moses’ experience in these sectors demonstrates his capacity to solve real business issues within different sectors while learning. His mandate for WBS students is cantered around creating linkages to the greater postgraduate community at Wits, especially in the online classroom settings we now find ourselves in.