The Team

Our Directors

Our organization is very committed to the empowerment and development of women. This is proven by the 100% black female leadership of the company. We are grateful to our three directors for the exceptional service delivery that we offer.

Pam Yako

Innovative leader and trailblazer, Pam Yako, advises leaders in many industries. Her accolades include:

  • Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Industrial Sociology; Management and Economics (Rhodes university)
  • Management and Economics (Rhodes University)
  • Master of Business Leadership Degree (UNISA)
  • Certified coach with the training alliance (Colorado, USA). Member of Coaches and Mentors SA

Pam has a vast experience across many industries. Before starting her own business, she had over 14 years’ experience as an executive at various levels of Government. She served as CEO of Amatole District Council in the Eastern Cape. At the Departmental Environmental Affairs and Tourism, her roles included:

  • Deputy Director General (DDG)
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Director-General between 2002 and 2008

She went on to serve as the Director-General of Department of Water and Forestry before founding her own company in 2010. Under her leadership, the company has grown to include two directors and approximately 10 staff members.

Pam Yako | Zenande Leadership
Ziyanda Yako | Zenande Leadership

Ziyanda Yako

Ziyanda was born in the culturally rich town of Grahamstown (Makhanda) in the Eastern Cape. It is here where this dynamic personality fell in love with the arts and first discovered her talents when the Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, invited her onstage at the age of nine at the Grahamstown Arts festival. To develop this passion, she studied Musical Theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and has since performed in numerous theatre shows both locally and internationally. Ziyanda is also no stranger to our screens, appearing in many soaps and film roles.

Ziyanda is Zenande’s Business Development and Events Manager, bringing a lively and youthful flair to Zenande’s Events. She has also done extensive work using roleplay training (which is incorporated in the exciting training programs offered by Zenande). She has a special relationship with the young girls in our social responsibility program (Zenande Girls Leadership program). She uses her theatre experience and dramatic arts background to help the girls bring out their inner leaders. Ziyanda has a passion for people, life and is big on family values which are prevalent in the boutique company.

Sandiswa Mbambo

Sandiswa is a Director at Zenande Leadership Consulting and she is also a Finance and Contracts Manager at the company. She has 15 years’ experience in finance and project management. She holds a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting.

Sandiswa Mbambo | Zenande Leadership