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Our Team

Tania Slabbert

BA, MBA, Certified ILS Master Coach

Tania is a founding member of Emunah. Tania is an active social entrepreneur, supporting women and youth in particular. Over the past two decades, she has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in corporate governance, organizational management, finance, strategy, team building, leadership, problem solving, mentoring, coaching and training.

A businesswoman for over 25 years; co-founder of WDB Investment Holdings; Independent Non-Executive Director – served on numerous listed and unlisted company boards and sub-committees as well as Not-for-Profit organisations.

In building up an investment company she recruited and developed business executives (all women); sourced, negotiated and executed investment transactions; managed large budgets; developed and implemented business strategy; proactively engaged stakeholders; engaged in public speaking and navigated media relations.

As a non-executive director, she has gained considerable experience over 25 years in Board governance and various regulatory environments; exposure to different business sectors; strategy; financial and risk management as well as developing the very necessary inter-personal skills required to be an effective director in both the commercial and not-for-profit environments.

More generally she has been active in supporting, mentoring, coaching and training the teams that she managed, as well as professionals and small business entrepreneurs, particularly women in business. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and an Associate with Boardvisory where she trains and coaches aspirant and new Board directors.

Tania holds a BA from the University of Cape Town, an MBA (OUBS, UK) and is a certified ILS Master Coach.

Faith Khanyile

BA, MBA, HDip Tax

Faith is the founding member of Emunah. She has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial services sector including corporate and investment banking, structured finance, private equity, asset management and social impact investing.

Faith has been extensively involved in the shaping of South Africa’s women development and empowerment space, most notably, she is a founding member of WDB Investment Holdings, a highly successful women-owned and led investment company formed in 1996 by the WDB Trust to promote the meaningful participation of women in the South African economy. Until April 2022, she was the CEO of WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH). She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum (South Africa), a local chapter of a global organisation that advocates for the increase of women in leadership positions in the business and government sectors.

Faith is an experienced non-executive board director of private and publicly listed companies and has been serving on Boards for the past 20 years in a range of sectors including financial services (insurance, banking and fund management), property, services, healthcare and education.
Her executive and non-executive roles have given her deep knowledge and expertise in corporate governance, impact investing, gender lens-investing, driving transformation and change, strategy development & execution, corporate restructuring, risk management and compliance, ESG and strategic stakeholder engagement.

She is a hands-on, results-oriented leader who is also very conscious about the critical and positive role that business can play in transforming and impacting society at large. Faith is passionate about contributing to the growth and development of the African continent and promoting inclusive growth and women advancement. She is also actively involved in the SME funding and development and provides strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses.

She has a BA (Hons) in Economics – Cum Laude from Wheaton College, MBA Finance, from Bentley Graduate School of Business, both in the United States and a Higher Diploma in Tax from the University of Johannesburg. She also completed an Executive Development Program at Columbia Business School in 2007 and an Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in January 2023.

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