Rudo Helena Makarawo

Rudo is an entrepreneur, and the CEO of Helena Holdings, a group of schools established in 2009 to operate educational institutions from early childhood development to tertiary education. Rudo is a YALI fellow, and an associate of the Ashoka Changemaker Schools. She is a lawyer by qualification and profession, and a financial advisor & business consultant by training. She holds an LLB (Honors) Mercantile Law degree from UCT; a degree in Banking Law from UNISA; and a Corporate Finance Certificate with the Institute of Financial Services, London. She has worked in various senior management capacities in Southern Africa, and has experience in setting up of new business ventures in various regional markets using her legal background to interpret the relevant country and industry specific regulations. She is currently a non-executive director and a Business Consultant for GGF.

    Genesis Global Finance (Private) Limited (“GGF”), is a regional financial advisory and strategy consultancy services firm with business interests in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. GGF is a member of the Botswana International Financial Services Centre (“IFSC”). GGF focuses on providing specialist management consultancy and strategic planning consultancy services to private and public companies as well as government ministries and parastatals. GGF is accredited by the Office of the President and Cabinet as one of the experts for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Results Based Strategic Planning for public agencies vide State Procurement Board resolution PBR-1384 of September 29 2011.