Matsi Modise has been appointed as the Chair of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa.
While announcing her appointment on her LinkedIn page, Matsi said: A new year, a new chapter as the newly appointed Chairperson of the Technology Innovation Agency of South Africa…I’m extremely excited about this opportunity. Harnessing my governance, entrepreneurship and venture capital experience and leveraging my extensive network in the ecosystem, I look forward to my term”
Not new to the tech startup and entrepreneurial space, Matsi is the Non-Executive Chair and Investor at Finclusion Group, the Founder and CEO of Furaha Afrika Holdings, Vice-Chair of SiMODiSA, Chair of Kuehne + Nagel, and sits on the board of The Innovation Hub.
TIA is a national public entity that serves as the key institutional intervention to bridge the innovation chasm between research and development from higher education institutions, science councils, public entities, and the private sector, and commercialisation.
Matsi appointment is aimed at improving South Africa’s start-up ecosystem which is currently ranked among the most vibrant in Africa.