Vumela Enterprise Development Fund Mulanga Maphada

Mulanga Maphada


MSc (ENG) Chemical and BSc (ENG) Chemical, University of Witwatersrand

Mulanga helps manage and grow Vumela’s early stage venture investments, as well Africa’s leading “Gazelle” incubation firms – high growth, early stage SMEs predicted to become industry leaders over a 20-year timeframe.

Before Edge, Mulanga worked as a pricing and network analyst at Shell Marketing, where he helped create and evaluate business cases for national investment rollouts. He also implemented operational pricing strategies while monitoring and innovating the diesel pricing support program.

After Shell, Mulanga worked as part of McKinsey & Co’s Operations team who advised senior management and was responsible for setting up a project management office (PMO) for capital and port operations divisions, in order to execute a multibillion strategy plan.