Sherpa at MPLC

Sayen Pillay

Sayen joined MPLC as a Sherpa in July 2021 and is currently supporting the CEO, Rory Shedden, on projects to accelerate growth and profitability.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Sayen is an engineer by training, and that’s where his passion for building and optimising businesses began. His career began in the strategic projects team of a retail bank before moving into management consulting, where he advised clients on digital strategies and operational improvements. Sayen then moved to the UK to complete his MBA before working for Shell in an internal strategy team dedicated to helping the organisation find solutions to transition to a net carbon zero future. 

Sayen has always been passionate about helping build, scale and transform businesses and was attracted to Tenzing’s growth-focused ethos. The Sherpa Programme is especially exciting, with continuous learning and development opportunities, as well as being a part of a wonderful network of smart and collaborative people. 

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