Board of Trustees

E Squared’s board represents a dedicated group of experienced leaders across various sectors. Our trustees guide the organisation’s mission and strategy.

Zipho Sikhakhane


Zipho Sikhakhane is CEO and Founder of EMZ Advisory which provides business and leadership solutions for medium to large corporations that have a national, continental and global economic footprint. Zipho was the first black South African to complete an MBA at Stanford University, has a BSc first-class honours from the University of Cape Town and completed leadership courses in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Russia, and South Africa. In 2016 she received the Outstanding Young Achiever Award from UNESCO Center for Global Education. Zipho has held positions in industry-leading corporations worldwide for Inditex Zara; Edcon and McKinsey. Zipho invests in entrepreneurs across Africa and through her experience, brings a global perspective to local opportunities and challenges.

Malik Fal


Malik grew up in Francophone Africa, was schooled in Europe and trained in the US (Babson College & Harvard). Malik built strong business foundations in earlier roles in operations at PepsiCo and strategy at Monitor Group, later extending his experience in the tech investment space with a series of Pan-African roles at Microsoft, Endeavor South Africa, Omidyar Network and now at E Squared in a trustee and executive role. Malik’s passion for ‘beneficial knowledge’ has seen him involved in related initiatives in which he co-authored a publication on enterprise solutions to poverty “In the River They Swim”, was part-time faculty on Harvard’s ‘Making Markets Work’ Africa executive program and taught elective MBA modules on competitiveness and strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Yogavelli Nambiar


Yogi joined the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation as CEO in 2017 following her role as Founding Director of the Enterprise Development Academy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Prior to this she was Country Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative. She is also a Founder-Director of the Enterprise Development Council of South Africa, a READ Educational Trust board member and sits on a Ministerial task team to develop a National SMME Development Master Plan. Yogi lectures on the Social Entrepreneurship Programme at GIBS and has founded and run two businesses: an experiential travel company in South Africa and India; and a social development advisory. Seven years prior, Yogi worked in women’s human rights and disabilities India as featured in the 2014 book “Inspired” by Jennifer Renton. She has a MBA from GIBS and degrees in Development Studies and Community and Health Psychology from UNISA.

Nazeem Martin


Nazeem is a founding member and Chairman of the Wallflower Group. He also served as Deputy Director-General at the National Department of Public Works in Nelson Mandela’s government. Nazeem has a BA and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town, and a Master of Urban Planning from the City University of New York. He also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Khumo Morolo


Khumo was appointed to the board of trustees and to the board of Allan Gray Proprietary Limited as a non-executive director in 2012. She has extensive experience in the IT, engineering, electricity generation and projects environments. She was one of the founding shareholders of Torre Technologies. Khumo hold an M.Eng in Engineering Management from the University of Pretoria and a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.

Anthony Farr


Anthony Farr is CEO of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Africa, responsible for the execution of the Gray family philanthropy across the continent. Previously, he was the founding CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Prior to this Anthony co-founded the Starfish Greathearts Foundation in 2001. He is qualified as a CA (SA) and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Ntebo Hlapane


Ntebo Hlapane is a Director at Hlapane Attorneys Inc. As a professional attorney with over 23 years’ experience, Ntebo worked for some of South Africa's leading blue-chip companies along with the establishment of large compliance and legal divisions within highly complex environments. Ntebo’s experience ranges from providing legal opinion across entire business landscapes both at at a strategic level like the establishment of policy frameworks, to more technical legal aspects such commercial contracts, compliance and risk.

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