Zuzana brings broad fund management, eco-system development, investment readiness and entrepreneurial experience to the LEAD team.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Zuzana gained practical financial services experience at Leaf Capital (Pty) Ltd, a corporate finance advisory and fund management specialist. She was instrumental in the establishment and strategy execution of the R4.5bn Leaf Property Fund and its sale and listing on the JSE in 2015.
In 2016, Zuzana shifted her focus to originating and accelerating impact businesses in South Africa which are built on the principles of social inclusion and environmental sustainability. She advised on large scale projects in the property and waste management sectors, including REDISA, the Runner-up for the Circulars Award at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos.
She conceptualised and founded TWAMISA, a 5-year, R1.3b Nationwide Circular Economy Plan for the recycling of OTR tyres in South Africa. In 2019, Zuzana launched a public online telehealth platform Headroom Mental Health, aiming to lower the barriers of access, stigma and cost related to psychosocial support in Africa. Today, Headroom also grows the human capital in entrepreneurship through structured leadership and team readiness programmes.