Ms Anita Nel is a chief executive officer at Innovus, Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Stellenbosch. She is a former investment manager at a venture capital company, she has served on the boards of various young companies in different technology-based fields. She started out her career as a maths teacher, and went on to manage a socially responsible investment fund and a small research company. With vast experience in human resources, marketing, negotiations, strategy and general management, Anita is well equipped to understand entrepreneurship and the many challenges facing start-up companies.
Anita holds a BSc (Physics) degree and MSc (Psychology) degree as well as an HED.
Experiencing weightlessness during a parabolic flight in an Ilyushin Il-76 jet outside Moscow (after witnessing a blast-off of a Soyuz spacecraft at Baikonur in Khazakstan) is one of the most extraordinary experiences of her life so far. When she is not at work, Anita adores her two daughters and loves travelling with her family to interesting places.
Focus on Innovation Districts
What African cities should not become.
How can innovation play a role in transitions of city fabrics?
The rise of African innovation in cities.
Innovation Districts in Africa?