Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Fellow
Priya Singh is a mid-career Masters in Public Administration candidate at Harvard University. A qualified chartered accountant, Priya has extensive experience in public sector finance, audit and risk management. She has served a four-year tenure at the Human Sciences Research Council as Chief Financial Officer where she transformed the internal control and financial systems, winning four consecutive clean audit awards for strong governance and controls from the Auditor General South Africa.
Her career, spanning more than ten years has included positions in risk management and audit at the United Nations, South African National Space Agency, and the Auditor General South Africa. She is passionate about economic development and creating pathways for young women to successfully break through ceilings in the accounting and finance professions. Priya is also affiliated with a start-up accelerator working in Africa, where she provides mentorship and support for female business owners in the commencement stage of their social enterprises.