Nneile Nkholise

A passionate sports activist and devoted social entrepreneur.

Nkholise was born in South Africa and is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Central University of the Free State. She is a mechanical engineering technologist with 8 years’ experience in the construction and biomedical sectors having developed biomedical products, ranging from prosthesis to bio-implants. She was the Managing Director of iMed Tech, a biotech company specializing in custom-made medical solutions using CAD and CAM techniques. In 2018, she founded 3DIMO.

In 2016, she was recognized as Africa’s top female innovator in Africa by the World Economic Forum. She was awarded the South African Youth of the Year by the Office of the Presidency in 2017. In 2018, she was awarded Forbes Africa magazine’s 30 under 30, recognized in the 100 top young Africans by the Africa Youth Council and awarded Industrialist of the Year in Southern Africa at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards.