COO - Kershni Maharaj
Kershni began her career in Banking in 1997 and spent over 22 years with First National Bank. Towards the latter part of her banking career, Kershni was the Portfolio Executive for Public Sector Banking, KZN, working closely with Provincial and Local government. This was followed by Kershni taking up the role of Project Manager for B-BBEE and later Head of B-BBEE for FNB Commercial.
In July 2010, she joined Raizcorp to pursue her passion and purpose to serve others and make a difference in our country. Raizcorp is Africa’s most successful and established for-profit business incubator model, providing business support for enthusiastic, growth-hungry entrepreneurs. They offer a platform that fosters learning and mentorship for entrepreneurs at all stages of their life cycles, and promote and help them build their businesses and ecosystems that they operate in. Kershni served as an Executive member for 5 years, responsible for Selection, Delivery and Efficacy (Operations) during her 5 year tenure with Raizcorp.
Kershni served on the steering committee for the South African chapter of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and was the Treasurer for South African Business Technology Incubation Association (SABTIA).