Sazini is currently chairperson of the SVAI Steering Committee, having served on the committee since 2019. Sazini is a trisector leader whose expertise lies in the development and execution of strategic plans linked to business development, focused on the small enterprise development, creating shared value, sustainability and financial inclusion. A Harvard Business School Graduate, Sazini is a strategist and development specialist by training, holding a double major degree in Sociology and Industrial Psychology as well as having obtained a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town.
Prior to joining Absa Group Limited, she was the CEO and co-founder of Hand in Hand Southern Africa, an NGO with the focus on micro and small business development in peri urban and rural areas with a special focus on youth and women. She has over 17 years’ experience, working in government, civil society including corporate and private sector. She has the ability to pioneer innovative approaches to tackling socio economic business challenges enabling customer growth and critical stakeholder buy in, and is passionate about making an impact in people’s lives through her work