Speaker Profile: Dr Rethabile Melamu
eTTP #FutureFit. Survive The Next Decade
27th February 2020, 18:00
Equinox Leadership and Innovation Centre
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Dr Rethabile Melamu
General Manager Green Economy, The Innovation Hub.
Dr Rethabile Melamu is a dynamic and self-motivated individual l; she obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. She is currently the General Manager for the Green Economy Unit at The Innovation Hub. Before that, she acted in the position of Chief Director for the Sector and Industry Development in the Gauteng Department of Economic Development.
She has more than a decade of experience in the green economy sector, spanning renewable energy and waste management sectors. She has experience in developing public sector strategies, and has led the revision of the Gauteng Energy and Green Economy strategies. She also has vast research experience in the technology innovation field as it pertains to critical elements that contribute to success of emerging technologies in a developing country context including enterprise development of clean tech start-ups.
She has published and delivered reports and academic articles in her fields of expertise that include the OR Tambo Debate Series based on Chapter 5 of the South African National Development Plan. Dr Melamu was a a finalist in the caterory of Outstanding Woman of the Year in the Power and Water category at the 2017 premium African Utility Awards. In 2019 she was honoured by Mail & Guardian as one of the Women Changing South Africa in the Politics and Government category. Dr Melamu sits on a number of Advisory Boards in the academia and enterprise developments sectors.