Oya Hazel Gumede

Director, Ashira Legal Advisors (Pty) Ltd

BProc LLB, Wits University JHB; LLM, Columbia University, US. Since 2005, Attorney, High Court of South Africa; since 2003, Director, Ashira Legal Advisors (public sector legal advisory company); 2004-09, Emerging Leader, MTN Brainstrust Programme & GIBS Nexus Programme; 2005-08, represented South Africa at UN; concurrently, Committee Member, CEDAW; 2007, Chairperson, Young SA Women in Dialogue; 2008, Mentor, Allan Gray Foundation; 2009, Duke UCT Emerging Programme & STARS International Leaders Programme; since 2010, AfLI/Tutu Leaders programme. Trustee: Heartlines (values organization); Sparrow Remedial Schools; Thabo Mbeki Foundation. Frequent speaker at public sector, private sector, community events and academic institutions (local and international).