Yershen Pillay
 
 

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QualificationsSkills

· PGDip (Business Administration), GIBS

· B.Soc.Science (Politics and Economics), University of Cape Town

·   Strategy

·   Development finance

·   Transport and logistics

·   Communications

·   Change management

·   Policy development

·   Research

·   Governance

·   Cyber security

Other governing body positionsOther professional positions

· Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Governance Committee

· Member of the Social and Ethics Committee

· Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

· Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

· Member of the Board Economic Regulation Committee

Directorships:

· SAFCOL SOC Ltd

· National Youth Development Agency

· K3 Logistics

· AK Electrical

· ​ PM Moringa 

Biography:

Yershen Pillay is an Independent Non-Executive Directo​r of the Board of Airports Company South Africa, a position he has held since 1 September 2018.

Yershen has experience and expertise in Strategy, Development Finance, Transport and Logistics, Communications, Change Management, Policy Development, Research, Governance, and Cyber Security. 
From 2002 – 2005 he has held the position of UCT SRC Secretary-General and has been a member of the University Senate Committee, UCT Institutional Forum, and UCT University Strategy Committee.
 
In 2007 Yershen worked as Student Governance Projects Assistant: Division of Governance and Leadership at the University of Cape Town. From February 2008 to April 2009 he was the Coordinator Student Governance, SRC and Student Assembly at the University of Cape Town. He served as the Deputy Executive Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency of South Africa from May 2009 -April 2012, and as its Executive Chairperson from March 2013 – March 2016. He is the Managing Director of K3 Logistics CC. 

He has presented various papers in international and local fora, which include among others, Indonesian Leadership Exchange Programme in 2005; presented a paper at the DSA Western Cape Student Affairs Conference in 2006, made a presentation in an international conference on Global Inequalities, Climate Change and Immigration in 2010; and participated in the ICA Global Research Conference on Promoting New Opportunities for Cooperatives in Finland in 2011.