Meet our panelist facilitator – Shireen Chengadu

Shireen is pursuing her dream.  Her mantra for 2018 is: Escape the Ordinary!

In 2016, after 14 years at GIBS and compelled by her passions and leadership purpose, she founded Chengadu Advisory.  Her mandate?  To help organisations transform and become more inclusive through leadership and strategic solutions. Her commitment to ethical and moral leadership has grown out of her values and board experience.

Shireen has an Executive MBA through UCT and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has paused her Doctorate while she grows Chengadu Advisory. Her consulting focuses on the intersectionality of Gender, Race and Class and includes research, and the design and implementation of plans to address gaps in corporates. She advises and mentors business leaders.

Shireen lectures in open, corporate and MBA elective programmes, both locally and outside South Africa. She is co-author of the book: Women Leadership in Emerging Markets, commissioned by Routledge New York, and is a frequent keynote speaker across diverse sectors.

Shireen was one of Finweek’s 10 Women to Watch in 2014, and was a finalist in Top Businesswomen of the Year Award category at the 11th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards.

By invitation of the Vice Chancellor, Shireen is currently devising a Turnaround Strategy and implementation plans for the Department of University Relations at the University of Pretoria.

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