‘Winners are born in the midst of a crisis’ – top economic advisor Yamkela Makupula

April 1, 2021, Nonkululeko Matiwane

She’s young, she’s dynamic, and she’s going places many of us don’t even dream of.
The youngest ever partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers and now CEO of Diaz Reus Africa, Yamkela Makupula is pure business gold.

The 30-something economic advisor has just recently added another string to her bow, as she was appointed by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to join the ministerial advisory committee dealing with the country’s response to Covid-19.

She’s on the up and up and she takes no nonsense when it comes to other people’s reactions.

«I am a 30-something CEO. I keep my age to myself because of the stigma that if you are under the age 40 and a black woman leading in an international firm, then you don’t now what you are doing in the boardroom.»

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