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Wadzi Katsidzira

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Wadzi brings more than a decade of strategy consulting experience in social service design and delivery, finance strategy and operational planning.

She has worked with financial services institutions, government agencies and multilateral organisations across Australia, Europe, Africa and North America. Wadzi has led complex international projects, including strategy and design for new collaborative initiatives; business plans; financial models; incubating new businesses; and investment memoranda for a variety of decision-making bodies, including boards, investment committees and management committees.

Influential Work

  • Led the design of UN-Habitat’s Cities Investment Facility to enable financing of sustainable urban projects in the world’s fastest growing cities
  • Convened the alternative financing cluster of the Collaborative for Frontier Finance, a global initiative supported by DFAT, the Dutch Government, the World Bank and other partners
  • Developed the regional expansion strategy into Africa for GFEMS, a US$80 million public-private partnership that aims to end modern slavery by aligning the economic incentives of business, government, civil society and individual actors
  • Designed a nationwide social sector investment strategy facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for consideration by the Government of Tanzania
  • Led due diligence, post-investment operations implementation and human capital strategy at Greenoaks Global Holdings, a London-based investor in growth stage health and insurance businesses.

Outside of Nous

Earlier in her career, Wadzi was a policy analyst at the WA Department of Treasury. She holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France), and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in finance) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of WA.

Wadzi is a Board Trustee at Feedback Global (UK), a Board Member at Global Development Incubator – Solutions (US), a Global Ambassador at the World Benchmarking Alliance and a Global Advisor at the Afara Initiative (Nigeria).

In her spare time...

Happiest with a book in hand, Wadzi is currently reading dystopian fiction and political memoirs. She is also a hot yoga devotee.

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