Our Team

“We create solutions that connect people and make an impact”

Namhla Ruselo
Founder & Director

Namhla Ruselo

As the Managing Director of Elimu Hub; Namhla leads the consulting engagements, business development and overseeing the composition of teams for client projects. Passionate about social development and advancement of women and youth Namhla set out to build an impact driven hub that connects people and create solutions. Namhla has over 13 years’ experience in project management, programme design, strategy development and human resources; gained from working in corporate, international development, finance and NGO sectors respectively in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, Namhla is an independent consultant for a global development finance institution working on gender mainstreaming and creating markets research projects in emerging markets.

In 2015, Namhla chaired the first connecting dialogue themed Meeting of Great Minds aimed at connecting initiatives that drive social development in the Eastern Cape. From that connecting dialogue Namhla went on to pilot Elimu Hub’s first Winter School & Job Seeker workshops in partnership with local community-based organizations. This is the work Namhla connects with the most in her pursuit for delivering high-impact solutions. 

As a pan-African champion for development Namhla was recognized by the African Leadership Institute for her contribution on Project Pakati, as a ChangeMaker – following her #GirlsCountCampaign as a finalist in the ONE.org Youth Voices competition. Namhla is a WEConnect Self-Certified Member, a P&G and WEConnect Women-Owned Business Development Programme alumni. Her proudest moment was making the Top Ten of the Londvolota High Growth Women’s Programme (Powered by Standard Bank and GE) for her Elimu Hub edu-focused projects. 

Connect And Make
An Impact

We are always interested in hearing from talented and passionate individuals looking for ways to deliver impact. We believe in collaborating and creating winning value propositions. Feel free to send us your profile or resume detailing your interest and we will connect with you.