Dedicated to making a deliberate, worthwhile contribution to society, our directors bring a world of diverse yet highly relevant experience to the company.
dr. anita burger
A biotechnologist by training, Dr. Anita Burger also has extensive technical and management experience in the technology innovation and commercialisation of biotechnology-related products and processes.
She holds a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Stellenbosch, and currently serves as the Research and Innovation Manager at the Institute of Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) at the University of Western Cape. Anita is passionate about providing technical and business support to entrepreneurs to fully develop and successfully commercialise innovative South African technologies.
Humberto started off in the chemicals industry at AECI as a lab technician. He then became works chemist for Manro Hickson Organics, manufacturing biocides & detergents. For over two decades he gained considerable experience in the field while simultaneously furthering his production and business knowledge at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Witwatersrand.
Passionate about reducing society’s dependence on synthetic chemicals, Humberto developed a keen interest in biotechnology and started Biodx in 2002. Since then he has overseen the company’s research and product development to deliver solutions that enable a better world.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Buhle Hanise went on to work at major South African banks before joining the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) where she is currently the Team Leader of the Business Rescue team.
She holds numerous qualifications in business, finance, insolvency law and practice, emerging markets and country risk analysis from prestigious local and international universities, and uses her astute risk assessment and analytical abilities to bring immense value to the IDC and the organisations she serves on, including the African Women Chartered Accountants, the 30% Club Southern Africa and of course Biodx.
At Biodx we work with a select group of partners to ensure growth, integrity and adherence to the highest standards. Each one of our partners is dedicated in their own way to relentlessly enable a better world.