Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela
Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela is the Executive Director of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Biosciences Unit. She started her career at the CSIR in 2005 as a post-doctoral researcher specialising in biochemistry and her research work focused primarily on nanotechnology drug delivery. Semete-Makokotlela then moved on to become a McKinsey Leadership Fellow (consulting in the pharmaceuticals sector) at McKinsey and Company, while also lecturing in immunology and nanotechnology at the University of Pretoria. In 2013, she was appointed General Manager for Research, Development and Innovation at the Innovation Hub.