Dr Thandeka Kunene is the South African founder, expert and visionary for House of Hemp. She has spent the past 20 years developing expertise in the local and global hemp and medical cannabis industry.

Recognised as a specialist on the African continent, she is a key promoter of hemp commercialisation to alleviate poverty and fight environmental degradation and actively promotes entrepreneurship among black women.

Dr Kunene holds an Engineering degree, an MBA from London’s Richmond University and was the first African woman to earn a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.