Zandile Fuyane is a Manager in the COO’s Office at Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). In the past she was responsible for the industry development of the Natural Products and Biotechnology Value Chains within the New Industries Business Unit. The objective of this role was to identify and address barriers to the development of the industry one of which was affordable funding for SMEs. She previously worked at South African Breweries (SAB), where she served as Manufacturing Development Consultant responsible for the implementation of World Class Manufacturing Implementation at one of the breweries. She studied Chemical Engineering at UCT and has an MBA from Henley Business School.