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Réjane Woodroffe is the Director and a founding member of the Bulungula Incubator, a not-for-profit organisation engaged an integrated rural development programme in a remote part of the former Transkei region of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Bulungula Incubator initiates and manages a number of projects in Education, Health, Sustainable Livelihoods and Basic Services in partnership with the local community. In 2014, Réjane was awarded the John P. McNulty prize for this at the Bulungula Incubator. Réjane has previously held the positions of Chief Economist and Head of International Portfolio Investments for Metropolitan Asset Managers and Research Analyst for US investment bank, Merrill Lynch, in the economics and fixed-income sales and trading departments. In the development sector, Réjane served as a trustee of TCOE, the Trust for Community Outreach and Education, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on land and fisher people's rights. She has also contributed as a volunteer counselor and a member of the board of directors of the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. She is an economist and a CFA charterholder. She completed her undergraduate degree in business science at the University of Cape Town and her masters degree in development economics at the University of Sussex.