Nicola Galombik

Founder and Board Member

Nicola Galombik is the founder and a non-executive board member of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. She is also an Executive Director at Yellowwoods, an investment holding company with several businesses in financial services and the restaurant/leisure sectors. Previously, Nicola established and was Managing Director of Converse Consulting, held senior executive positions in television broadcasting, policy and regulation and in education, and was a documentary filmmaker. Nicola was a Fulbright scholar and holds an MA from New York University.  She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network, as well as the IGD Frontier 100 and African Leadership Network.  She sits on the boards of several private sector businesses as well as the African Leadership Network.

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Harambee in the News

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator enters its second decade with planned CEO transition

14 Sep 2021

Harambee has announced the appointment of Group Finance Director Kasthuri Soni as its next Chief Executive Officer. Soni will assume the role in January 2022 from current CEO Maryana Iskander, who is entering her tenth year at Harambee.


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South Africa needs a national, co-ordinated plan of action to create jobs for youth

Harambee in the News

South Africa needs a national, co-ordinated plan of action to create jobs for youth

08 Sep 2021

To turn SA’s youth unemployment crisis around, we need to believe in young people’s potential, but also come up with a concrete, inclusive action plan.


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Employment intervention: How to keep young women from being left further behind

26 Aug 2021

To build resilience in young women’s employment, we must help them get resilient jobs. This means focusing employment interventions on growth sectors that already employ large numbers of women and dismantling the barriers that lock women out of other well-paid, secure sectors of the economy.


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