Leida Schuman


Leida Schuman, a director in Landelahni Economic and Enterprise Development, has 27 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of Socio-economic, Economic Development and Enterprise and Supplier Development programs and projects. Leida is used extensively as an expert to design and implement programmes that contribute to B-BBEE performance of large corporations.

She has expert level knowledge of linking local enterprises to the supply chains of extractives (Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Mining, Tourism) and other large businesses. Her expertise is in designing and implementing Economic development, Supplier development and Enterprise development Strategies and solutions, most recently as technical lead in the design of Telkom FutureMakers and implementation lead for the first 20 months of the programme. She further led the design of a Tourism development Hub for the Hout Bay Partnership. 

She was previously the Manager of Enterprise Development at DAI in Johannesburg, working on large projects like the strategy for Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC). From 1990 and 2011, she worked at Sasol, where she led various development programs, business initiatives and centres that focused on Social, Economic, Enterprise, Supplier, Women & Youth, Agricultural, Education & Skills Development.