07 April 2020 – In line with its stated intention of strengthening governance and board independence, the specialist investment bank, Grindrod announced today that it has appointed Zizipho Nyanga as a non-executive board director. Nyanga’s announcement follows the recent appointment of Amanda Dambuza as the Chairperson of the board effective 1 March 2020.
David Polkinghorne, Chief Executive Officer of Grindrod Bank said, “Zizipho brings not only a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, but a passion to empower SMEs and truly see entrepreneurs grow and prosper.”
Nyanga is a Chartered Accountant and has recently obtained the GIBS Global Executive Development certificate, with distinction. She sits on a number of boards including Adapt IT. She is a result oriented and decisive leader with over 16 years of experience in entrepreneurship development, deal making, audit, financial and risk management.
Nyanga is a firm believer in collaboration in order to make a meaningful impact toward economic transformation of ordinary South Africans. As a proactive leader she thrives in energetic yet demanding environments while remaining practical and focused.
“The board of directors of Grindrod Bank welcomes Zizipho and firmly believes her addition to the board broadens its skills-base and enriches its diversity. The board looks forward to her valuable perspectives and contribution,” concludes Polkinghorne.