Siyabonga Gumede (Chemistry and Biotechnology advisor)

Siya has had five years’ experience in bio-entrepreneurship and runs a business offering bioscience and process technical services to bioprocessing clients. Prior to that he had ten years of industrial experience in a high biotechnology company, where his responsibilities included: Operation of aseptic fermentation bioreactors for both research and development, and full-scale production; Operation and maintenance of Down Stream Processing units for high purity product recovery; Start-up and sustainable growth of a biomolecular manufacturing plant. He also has experience in commissioning of manufacturing plant and quality control laboratories. He has been involved in product development in fine biomolecular chemicals. Goal driven and outcome based.