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Ravi Naidoo

Ravi Naidoo is CEO of the Youth Employment Service. From 1996 to 2005, he was executive director of Naledi, the labour movement think-tank. He also served as an executive manager at the Department of Trade and Industry (2005-2008) and group executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (2008-2012), during which time he convened the Health Sector Turnaround Roadmap for government (2008) and later led the establishment of the SA National Green Fund (2012). From 2013, he has worked mostly in the private sector focusing on SMME Funds and impact programmes. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard.