Managing Director:

Dr Siyabulela (Siya) Ntutela

Siya has a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town, SA. He spent part of his PhD on studentship at The University of Sheffield in Chemistry and Respiratory Medicine Departments. He later did a postdoctoral fellowship as a Fogarty Fellow in molecular epidemiology & drug discovery at the Public Health Research Institute at the International Centre for Public Health, NJ, USA. While working at the Department of Science & Technology and later at CSIR, he gained experience in policy, contract management and project management.

Siya was later in charge of innovation management and technology commercialization while he was COO of PlantBio Trust Innovation Centre and later Snr GM: Operations at TIA. He later joined a start-up pharmaceutical company, iThemba Pharmaceuticals, as its CEO.

In 2013 he left iThemba to focus on his businesses, starting Zanalytix Laboratories and spinning out Intini from MNBS. He played or continues to play an innovation advisory role in many organisations such as Department of Health, National Research Foundation, the DTI and DST. Served in Boards of many start-ups in SA.