Sherpa Alumni

Sayen Pillay

Sayen’s first portfolio assignment was at MPLC, where he supported the CEO, Rory Shedden, on various value-creation initiatives as the business scaled post-COVID. During his second secondment, he helped MNI understand how to best utilise technology to support its future business ambitions.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Sayen has always been passionate about helping build, scale and transform businesses and was attracted to Tenzing’s growth-focused ethos.

Highlights of his time on the Sherpa Programme included continuous learning and development opportunities, as well as being a part of a wonderful network of smart and collaborative people. 

Sayen graduated from the Programme in 2023 and went on to an exciting growth-focused role at an Impact Fund. He remains a member of the Alumni network.

Favourite Quote

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

– Paulo Coelho 

Podcasts that motivate him

Songs that he loves

  • Love Regenerator – Live Without Your Love
  • Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love
  • Weiss – Feel My Needs

Books that inspired him

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