POSITION: MTN Solution Space Manager
Sarah-Anne is the Manager of the MTN Solution Space at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. She developed and established the Solution Space in 2014, who’s mandate is to create a platform for students, entrepreneurs, researchers, faculty and innovative partners to envision, build and scale new solutions. It’s strategic programmes include a Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation – an interdisciplinary research-based degree that leads to the practical prototyping of new business models aligned to African markets. Sarah-Anne is responsible for the Solution Space overall strategy, management, external relations and business development.
Sarah-Anne also consults and provides strategic advice to a variety of clients, from private investors with feasibility studies, to corporates on social innovation and entrepreneurship. Originally trained as a designer, Sarah-Anne’s previous experience was in the Media and Publishing industry within research and development, new product planning and project management for the Penguin Group London.
Sarah-Anne holds an MBA from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, a BA (Hons) from Central Saint Martins, University of London.