Khanyi Mashimbye is a Consultant at Afreximbank’s Intra African Trade initiative, her work is focused on supporting Creative and Cultural industries. Khanyi holds a Master’s degree of Business Administration from London School of Business and Finance and she studied Fashion Design and Technology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. Khanyi also holds an Organizational Behaviour certificate from Herriot – Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. She worked as Head of Commercial- Africa Region in FreedomeE- Porto, Portugal focused on sustainable fashion. Prior to that, she co-founded a South African footwear manufacturing business whose core business model is positive social impact, that currently exports leather footwear to Europe and Australia. As part of her professional experience, she served as an Executive in Merchandise Division for Sail, Sport & Entertainment, now MARC Group Limited, Johannesburg. She also worked as Buying executive for two of South Africa’s largest fashion retailers for over a decade. Khanyi is passionate about social transformation, poverty elevation and equality.