Johannesburg, South Africa
Matomani is an alternative and sustainable protein food manufacturing company. They use the edible superfood insect mopane caterpillar to manufacture sustainable, low-impact, organic, healthy and protein-rich products. Their products are a perfect protein alternative for a healthy diet, containing essential minerals and amino acids. Established with the core value of developing and impacting rural communities, they have a social responsibility to support rural communities where the mopane caterpillars are sourced and preserve the environment. Matomani aspires to improve lives by creating employment and trade opportunities, focusing on poverty alleviation and more secure livelihoods for the local community.
FOUNDER & CEO
Wendy is a chemical engineer and an award-winning entrepreneur with an MBA from Chapman University (USA). She founded Matomani, an alternative protein superfood company using edible insect protein. Wendy has over 20 years of experience in projects, production, process flow and people management. She graduated from the University of Johannesburg before working for South African Breweries in production and processing. She then relocated to Europe, where she worked for Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland in the Supply Chain for the EMEA region. Wendy returned to South Africa, leaving the corporate world to follow her passion as an entrepreneur, driven to empower rural communities.