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Siyabulela Ntutela

Nickname: 'Siya'

CEO: AfricaBio


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Tsomo South Africa

Siya is the CEO of AfricaBio - biotechnology industry association. He is also the Managing Director of Intini Research & Consulting (Pty) Ltd, offering consulting services in innovation management & business strategy in the fields of pharmaceuticals, agroprocessing, biofuels and biotechnology.
Siya is founded Zanalytix (Pty) Ltd, an analytical services company that offers laboratory services to the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and Food industries. Zanalytix laboratories are based at The Innovation Hub, Pretoria. Pharmaceutical Services include post-importation testing, stability testing, API characterisation and product formulation. Food (and water) services include nutritional, contamination and analyte testing.

Previously, Siya also served as the CEO of iThemba Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd.
He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cape Town.
Siya demonstrates an extensive experience in the area of biotechnology and innovation management.
He is the former COO of PlantBio Trust, a government-funded plant biotechnology innovation centre that was aimed at funding and assisting companies and researchers to commercialise their innovations.
Following merger of PlantBio with others to form the Technology Innovation Agency, Siya was instrumental in establishing investment processes for this new entity as its head of operations.
He did postdocs and research sabbaticals in UK (Sheffield), USA (Public Health Research Institute) and the Medical Research Council (SA).

He was the Chairman of Natural Carotenoids SA (Pty) Ltd. He served as a Director in many other start-up companies such Azitu Biotech (Pty) Ltd; XSit (Pty) Ltd; and Capelands Nurseries (Pty) Ltd.

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M: +27 78 680 9433


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Current Position(s)

Director | Capelands Nurseries
George, South Africa | 2008 - present

Non-Executive


Chief Operating Officer | PlantBio Trust

Finance & Business Services (Investment Management)


Previous Position(s)

Director | Non-Executive | XSit Pty Ltd
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - 2012

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Non-Executive


Director | Non-Executive | Azitu Biotech Pty Ltd
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - 2012

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Non-Executive


Research Contract Coordinator | CSIR
Pretoria | 2007 - 2007

Manage funding contracts and source research fundind


Deputy Director | Department of Science & Technology | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 2006 - 2007

Biotechnology


Post Doctoral Fellow | Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
Cape Town | 2004 - 2005

Research position in HIV and TB management


Visiting Research Fellow | Public Health Research Institite
USA, NJ | 2003 - 2004

Visiting to TB Centre


Member | African Traditional Medicines Committee of MCC
Pretoria, South Africa | 2002 - 2011

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

A sub-committee of the Medicines Control Council

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Cape Town

Cape Town | Completed 2003

PhD

Pharmacology

University of the Western Cape

Bellville, South Africa | Completed 2005

BSc

Biological Science

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Memberships

Institute of Directors South Africa

Member, November 2007 - present

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