Meet The Team

Excel@Uni’s executive team has provided integral student development services to clients for more than five years, and brings a great deal of value to both the students and donor. The team has vast experience and insight in working with young people.

Lungelo Linda Gumede

Co-Founder and CEO

BBusSc (Finance and Accounting) – UCT
MCom (Development Finance) – UCT

Ludwick Marishane

Co-Founder and CPO

BBusSc (Finance and Accounting) – UCT
2011 Global student entrepreneur of the year

Lesedi Makena

Co-Founder and CTO

BCom (Information Systems) – WITS

Lorraine (Meswele) Marishane

Operations Manager: Mentorship Network

BCom Economics and Finance – UCT
PGDip in Entrepreneurship – UCT

Shakoora Francis

Operations Manager: Bursary Administration

BCom (Accounting) – UCT

Marilyn Joe

Recruitment Assistant
BCom Honours (Cum-Laude) – HRM
BTech (Cum-Laude) – HRM

Natasha Ramphomane


Training and Development Certificate – UNISA

Yannick Rimenyande

Customer Support

BSc (Hons) – UWC

Mishka Esau

Customer Support Team Lead

Luyanda Zulu

Training Coordinator

Bachelor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology – UCT