Zoleka Ngcete Project Manager, Medical Research Council
Ngcete joined MRC as a Project Manager within the SHIP team in March 2015. Prior to joining SHIP, Zoleka served as the Business Development Manager for the Eastern Cape regional office of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). Prior to joining TIA, Ngcete served as the Programme Manager for the South African Malaria Initiative (SAMI), one of the initiatives that currently form part of the SHIP portfolio. The initiative brought together a multi-disciplinary research consortium comprising a number of South African research institutions to collaborate on finding new solutions to combat malaria. The portfolio included drug discovery, diagnostics development and vector parasite biology.
Karabo Kgomo Junior Project Manager, Strategic Health Partnerships Unit, MRC
Kgomo joined the MRC: Strategic Health Partnerships Unit as a Junior Project Manager in 2016. His main functions include managing a portfolio of numerous medical devices and assisting the identification of innovative health projects that address the health disease burden in Africa. Prior to joining the MRC, he served as a funds and incentive management intern at the Department of Science and Technology and later moved to serve as an Operations Officer at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Innovation Office.