Zuki is a well-rounded professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the education, training and development sectors, as a teacher, lecturer, trainer, project manager and learning material designer. She also has got a strong background in business leadership with Change Management as her area of specialisation. She is currently doing research to complete Master in Business Leadership (MBL) with UNISA.
Before joining ELMI, Zuki was employed for more than 8 years at the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in the Science Advisory Programme as a Programme and Study Director responsible for Education and Humanities. While at ASSAf, Zuki lead multi-national projects and her role included ensuring that all countries involved in the projects adhered to their deliverables. As part of her success in her previous employment Zuki directed 2 major studies i.e.” The PhD Study: Evidence Based Study on How to meet the Demands for High-Level Skills in an Emerging Economy” https://www.assaf.org.za/files/2010/11/40696-Boldesign-PHD-small.pdf and “Consensus Study on the State of the Humanities Study in South Africa: Status, Prospects and Strategies” https://www.assaf.org.za/files/2011/09/2011-Humanity-final-proof-11-August-2011.pdf. Both studies were implemented by major Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in South Africa and formed part of policy reform as could be seen in the National Development Plan (NDP).
Zuki is very passionate about education and mentoring people, and her desire is to see businesses invest into education as part of their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) which will assist in increasing the skills level amongst the youth and help in alleviating poverty in our society.