Sipha Ndawonde


Sipha Ndawonde is a Partner at Maneli Foods and Managing Director of Maneli Pets.

Ndawonde’s areas of expertise include strategy, business development and investment.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree with Distinction from Kwa-Zulu Natal University and a post graduate Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Town, both institutions based in South Africa.

Prior to joining Maneli Pets, he acted as a consultant across a variety of industries in several African countries, ranging from renewable energy at Frost & Sullivan, to agribusiness at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and impact investing at Edge Growth.


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