Samantha Mandigora


Samantha is a globally experienced international economic development practitioner who leads with an effective combination of strategy, establishes strategic partnerships, and who works cross-functionally to increase strategic impact within different communities.

Samantha leads economic development initiatives that improve living standards globally, and currently oversees the strategic planning and design of million-dollar international Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Healthcare projects in South Asia and East Africa.


Previously, through the UK Department for International Trade in Southern Africa (DIT), she collaborated with cross-sector strategic partners to guide UK businesses in key areas of international business development towards their market expansion through feasibility reporting and market entry strategy.

Samantha is also passionate about social impact initiatives that create meaningful, sustainable changes within communities. Samantha holds an MA in Global Studies from Brandeis University in Massachusetts and a BSocSci in Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management from the University of Cape Town.

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