Mokgadi Skwambane, who joined 10X Investments as institutional business development manager on January 1, brings a powerful combination of financial services expertise and a passion to educate and empower South Africans.
The University of KwaZulu Natal Bachelor of Commerce graduate joins 10X from Sygnia, where she was a Business Development Executive. She has also previously held roles at Old Mutual Wealth, Nedgroup Investments, Liberty Group and Discovery, but for many people the interesting part of her resumé focuses on motivating and educating South Africans.
Skwambane, whose CV lists “motivational speaking at township schools for matric students” among her extramural interests, launched Be-Fin-Savvy (Ezemail) in 2014. The initiative brings financial education to people in previously disadvantaged communities.
She says: “I felt that I could really add value to the lives of people in the previously disadvantaged communities through financial education to bring about financial inclusion, financial stability and financial freedom, thus enhancing people’s lives both pre and post retirement.”
Her duties at Be-Fin-Savvy (Ezemali) included: teaching individuals about money matters and motivating behavioural change towards financial decisions, as well as education on entrepreneurship. She joined forces with government and corporate players to secure funding for the initiative.