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Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa
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.
M: +27 78 680 9433
Finance & Business Services (Investment Management)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Manage funding contracts and source research fundind
Research position in HIV and TB management
Visiting to TB Centre
Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
A sub-committee of the Medicines Control Council
Cape Town | Completed 2003
Bellville, South Africa | Completed 2005
Member, November 2007 - present
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