Dr. Catherine (Ph.D.) is a Molecular Biologist with a passion for sales and business development in a technical environment. Her education has straddled prestigious institutions across the USA, the U.K., and South Africa. Catherine’s academic career includes many awards for academic excellence and publications in peer-reviewed and other scientific journals. She received her doctoral degree in Microbial Genetics at the age of 28.

Dr. Catherine’s professional career started in academia and later evolved into corporate, where she held leadership roles in several multinational corporations operating in the food and beverage industry on the African continent. Recently she led the COVID-19 response program of the Kingdom of Lesotho in the role of Deputy CEO of the National COVID-19 Secretariat, working with cabinet leadership, civil servants, UN agencies, and policymakers at the highest level of government.

Dr. Catherine is a passionate Pan-Africanist who believes that Africa’s professionals, its youth, and the harnessing of technology and digital solutions can transform the continent’s prospects and future. She is the Executive Sales Director Africa for VX Technologies—a verified records (VRTM) company leveraging blockchain technology for storage and verification of records; whether it is health, academic, or professional credentials, if a record needs to be reliably stored and verified, VX Technologies can do it.

She is a mother of two young boys and currently lives in Johannesburg.