Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba was appointed as an Executive Director of Discovery Limited in July 2011. Discovery Limited is an integrated financial services organisation operating with clients in South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Asia Pacific and the People’s Republic of China. Its products include health insurance, life assurance, short term insurance, banking, savings and investment and wellness products.
He holds a medical degree from the University of Natal, specialised in Obstetrics and Gynecology, holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the University of London, and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.
Before joining Discovery, he served as a Deputy Director- General for Policy and Planning in the National Department of Health from 1995-1998 and as Director-General of Health in South Africa from September 1998 to August 2003. In September 2003, Ayanda was appointed Director-General of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa – a task he performed until March 2011.
He currently also serves as a member of The Lancet – University Oslo Commission on Global Governance for health in collaboration with Harvard Global Health Institute, A member of the board of Albert and Nokukhanya Luthuli Peace and Development Institute, A member of the Council of the University of Kwazulu- Natal, A member of the policy review advisory panel to the SA Foreign Minister as well as a member of the South African Chapter of the BRICS Business Council.