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Sibongile Sambo

Founder and Managing Director, SRS Aviation

Ms. Sibongile Sambo is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation – the first 100% black female owned aviation company that offers clients professional and personalized flight options to destinations around the world.

Prior to establishing her own company, she worked for organisations such as City Power and De Beers to name a few. Added to her achievements, Ms. Sambo is the 2006 winner of the BWA’s Regional Business Women of the year award for the Star-up category, she is a winner at the BIBA (Black Woman in Business Awards) 2006 in London, and she is the 2006 winner of the Impumelelo Top Female Entrepreneur of the year and a Finalist at the Cosmopolitan Movers of the year 2007. She is a recipient of the 2008 BMF (Black Management Forum) Presidential Award in the Category of Youth Business Leadership.

She is a member for the National Small Business Advisory Council that advices the Minister of Trade and Industry on Small Business; Advocates for interest of small business and Monitor Impact, she is focusing more on fostering the culture of entrepreneurship for Youth and Women.

In 2007 she has been named a Leader of Tomorrow by Fortune Magazine.