Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Fellow
Zeenith spent nine years leading rail transactions across Africa, including some of the Africa’s largest locomotive transactions. She led GE’s Joint Venture in South Africa as GM & CEO – a company that manufactured hundreds of locomotives in South Africa for South Africa and for export across Africa. These locomotives were built with more than 55% local content facilitating thousands of jobs. The locomotive manufacturing enabled technology transfer to South Africa and upskilled hundreds of South Africans to work in the locomotive supply chain.
Zeenith transitioned to healthcare in June 2017 to expand access to healthcare technology across Africa. Her role to lead GE Healthcare Africa’s affordable care and indirect distribution was targeted at expanding access to healthcare technologies such as ultrasound for women’s health and diagnostic imaging equipment beyond major cities on the continent.
Zeenith is committed to playing in role in Africa’s development by supporting Africa’s infrastructure development in transportation, healthcare, education and agriculture. She believes that, with the right initiatives, these sectors can facilitate and create jobs to foster more prosperous communities. Zeenith is an Edward S. Mason Fellow and Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration candidate at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Zeenith has a Bachelor of Business Science - Finance & Accounting - from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School as a recipient of the Nelson Mandela Scholarship.