Halalisani (Sani) Gumede (Biotechnology specialist Advisor)

saniHalalisani (Sani) Gumede has been involved at different levels within the Biotechnology field, ranging from production of high commodity value bio-products, research and project leadership at research institutes to independent inception and management of projects mainly with a social focus.

After 14 years of corporate service, Sani became a co-founder of XENOBU Biotechnologies (Pty) Ltd, a black owned company with an interest in innovative scientific approaches towards finding integrated and sustainable solutions. Through obvious synergies with AATec, joining such a team of dedicated social entrepreneurs became a natural progression.
Sani holds MSc and B. Tech degrees from Rhodes University and Durban University of Technology respectively, and is also a Trustee of Mbani Wentuthuko Trust which has its major focus, project inception and management especially for the benefit of rural communities.