Lee Zama is the current CEO of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) where she joined in March this year.
Lee has over 25 years working experience across different industries, such as the services sectors and the hospitality and food fields, where she covered a variety of leadership roles in sales management and operations, national key account management and general management.
Prior to joining FEDHASA, Lee was the founder and owner of Hygcare a technology supplier to the pest hygiene and operations, Regional Business Manager for Rentokil Initial and Group Director Sales at Bidvest Prestige.
In early days Lee also co-owned and managed a 38 suite hotel in Sandton.
She holds a BSc Dietetics from the University of KwaZulu Natal, a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa, and a Post Grad Diploma in Business Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
Xolile Sizani is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Servest, the largest black owned facilities management company on the African continent, providing integrated facilities management, cleaning, parking, catering, hygiene, office services and landscaping services. The Group employs 25 000 people across 10 000 sites, and currently has a presence across 10 African countries. Xolile holds the following qualifications BSc Eng. Degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT), MSc Eng. from Stellenbosch University (SU), MBL (UNISA), GCC, SBS Executive Education (Oxford University).
Manuela D’Agata is the Education and Certification Director at ISSA International where she joined beginning of 2019. Manuela is responsible to lead ISSA efforts to enhance and promote professionalism, industry standards, and best practices across the cleaning industry through CIMS accreditation (Cleaning Industry Management Standard), training courses, and blended educational initiatives in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and Asia-Pacific regions. Additionally, she is developing and recruiting a group of local trainers and auditors who can support ISSA in different regions.
Prior to ISSA she was Head of Training and Education at INREV, the Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles where she has been responsible for the development, management and organisation of the INREV training offering, including live courses on a wide range of industry related topics, webinars, young professionals activities. Manuela coordinated the launch of the INREV/Henley Certificate in non-listed real estate investment. Prior to joining INREV in Amsterdam, she worked as Training Specialist at Moody’s Investor Service in Milan and London.
Manuela holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Siena, Italy. She is Italian native, fluent in English and proficient in Spanish, and she is based in Amsterdam (Netherlands).