Mandla Nkomo is currently the operations director of TechnoServe South Africa. He joined Technoserve as an agribusiness programme manager. With over 10 years experience in establishing agribusinesses and facilitating market linkages between established commercial entities and rural communities.
At TechnoServe South Africa, Mandla was responsible for the agribusiness and food security strategy development. He is also an AfterCare business advisor providing entrepreneurial support and advice to graduate trainees of the Believe Begin Become programme.
Previously a consultant with Buyisa Agricultural Development Corporation and an executive at Khomanani Agribusiness, he has been a facilitator in the land reform space. In 2006 and 2007, he undertook a comprehensive agroprocessing study as part of a team of consultants for the Mpumalanga Provincial Government. Between 2005 and 2006 he was lead agribusiness consultant on behalf of the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project, in Bulawayo Zimbabwe. He remains a trustee of the Khula Sizwe trust that operates in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mozambique focusing on the development of market linkages between commercial agricultural entities and rural small-scale farmers.