Wednesday, 18 August 2021, Setshaba Research Centre welcomed its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr. Babalwa Maholwana.
Dr. Babalwa (fondly known as Babs) is one of the new additions to our EXCO team.
Dr. Babs obtained her MBChB degree from the University of Natal in 1999. She was awarded a Fellowship grant by the Medical Research Council and is a published medical researcher. Her pharmaceutical and health industry experience spans over 15 years, having held several leadership roles in Clinical Research, Medical, and Regulatory affairs. Outside the pharmaceutical industry, she gained wide experience running projects in non-profit HIV research for the Medicines Control Council (now the South African Health Products Regulatory Agency or SAHPRA) and International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM).
Dr. Maholwana completed the Global Executive Development Programme (GEDP) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in 2016 and further qualified for a GIBS Masters in Philosophy (MPhil), specializing in Strategy, in 2021. Since 2017, she has been invited as a regular speaker on the GIBS Women as Leaders programme. Dr. Maholwana is also the Founding Director of DrB Consulting and serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director for BMP Manufacturing.
Setshaba Research Centre is delighted to welcome Dr. Maholwana to the SRC team and look forward to the energy and value that she will bring with her.