Ugeshree Thakurpersad is a founding member and Executive Director of Economic Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd (EDS), a consulting company which enables economic transformation by creating and facilitating strategic partnerships between corporates and rural communities. EDS has various clients in the Renewable Energy and Mining industries as well as other corporates and is responsible for the implementation of many socio-economic development and enterprise development programmes across South Africa. EDS also provides Black Economic Empowerment advisory services. With management experience across multi-disciplines, Ugeshree Thakurpersad enjoys business development and turnaround strategies for value creation. With a firm focus on developing sustainable economic development opportunities she believes that transformation begins at an individual level.