A.M W.

South Africa

Summary

I love my work as the everyday strategistâ„¢ I get to eat ideas for breakfast, creative problem solving for lunch and strategy for dinner. While I drink lots of coffee, I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and to learn something new every day. I have a multi-disciplinary skill set, which includes legal, policy, business analysis, project management and knowledge management, and management consulting, augmented by my experience in business working in the legal, NPO and business environments over the last 18 years. Through my work and academic pursuits I have developed strong research and analytical skills, and the ability to quickly understand new issues. Before becoming an entrepreneur and strategist I started my career as a lawyer and researcher. I clerked at the Constitutional Court, before qualifying as an attorney and going on to work at a top South African commercial law firm, and then at a prominent law centre and NGO. I have also contributed to policy formulation in national and international policy forums, including as a member of the Stop TB Task Force on TB and Human Rights. More recently I worked as a management consultant and strategist in a global IT company's Digital Advisory Services team. I live for a challenge: figuring out patterns, connecting issues, bringing together moving parts, arranging complex issues into something that makes sense, understanding and improving systems and strategies - employing rational, analytical, creative and innovative thinking to come up with opportunities or solutions. To this end my academic pursuits include an LLB, a Masters in Economic Policy (MPhil), a Masters in International Law (LLM) and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE) through HEC Paris Business School. I love connecting and networking and I am obsessed with technology and travelling.

Experience

  • development
  • research & development
  • private sector development
  • services
  • project design
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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