My experiences include co-leading the pre-merger integration of a £31bn megamerger in the UK, driving the $90m fintech acquisition in Singapore/South Africa, fighting with UN agencies for the privacy rights of pregnant girls in East Africa, being shortlisted for 2014 the Golden Baobab for African Children’s Literature Prize, and leading a global Agile transformation in corporate and investment banking across three continents.

I often hold multiple roles concurrently, starting with my first job accepting/rejecting manuscript submissions at a feminist trade publishing while I was a literary journalist and book blogger.

Since then, I have held executive and director roles at Deutsche Bank, Virgin Media UK, Green Park Executive Search, Virgin Media O2, TymeGlobal, and Puku Literature Foundation. I led dozens of digital and innovation consulting projects at McKinsey and Company and OneLeap. My previous NED roles were at St Mungo’s, akt, READ Educational Trust, and Reading Matters. I am currently vice-chair of the Board at akt.

My entrepreneurial roles included co-founder and CEO of DEJI Digital, Co-Founder of ND Support Squad, Founder at Strong-ish Women, minority owner at Modjaji Books, and edtech brainer at Africa 4 Tech. I’m also a published author and multidisciplinary ICF-certified coach in health, ADHD, and life coaching with an additional ICP-ACC Agile coaching certification.

My undergraduate and honours degrees were in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) at UCT. My postgraduate degree is an MSc in Digital Transformation (expected 2024).

My pronouns are she/her. My name is pronounced BOONT-laire SIN-neh.

You can find me on LinkedIn.

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