Solidarity Fund appoints CA Amanda Tandiwe Nzimande as new CEO

Amanda Tandiwe Nzimande will be taking over from Nomkhita Nqweni as the Solidarity Fund CEO.

The Solidarity Fund, a public benefit organisation with a mandate to support the national health response, has announced the appointment of Amanda Tandiwe Nzimande as its new CEO.

Amanda is a qualified CA who started her post articles career as a corporate finance advisor at Deutsche Bank. Following that, she acquired and ran a small business in the postal and courier industry for four years During that period, she did work for WDB Investment Holdings, a women’s empowerment company where she spent 14 years.

She joined the Hollard Foundation Trust as a trustee in 2013 and started working more closely with its Early Childhood Development programme, Kago Ya Bana (KYB) Change Management and KYB Incubator, as well as its Youth Employment Accelerator programme Harambee. She is a board member of FirstRand, a trustee of the FirstRand Empowerment Foundation and a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative.

In a statement, the company said:

“Amanda’s work, not only in major financial institutions, but in the development and empowerment fields, places her in an ideal position to lead the fund as it moves into a new phase of its existence and carries on its important work to meet its mandate through efficiency, integrity and passion.”

Amanda will be taking over from Nomkhita Nqweni, who leaves her position at the end of this week.