Kelisha Pandaram


About Me

My name is Kelisha Pandaram. I have recently completed my degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville Campus. I am an outgoing and personable leader and mentor that seeks to improve the lives of those around me from all socioeconomic backgrounds in the rainbow nation. I am a great listener and clear communicator as I am a proficient speaker and writer in more than one language, whether I am engaging with colleagues, academics, or interacting with stakeholders. I strongly consider myself to be an intellectual thinker and team player. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems, and I have an open mind about what will work best. My creativity has made me an effective team leader in various university projects as I am an individual who knows how to execute complex tasks and innovative solutions with precision.

I enjoy exposing myself to new information emanating from then business sector and educating myself on recent research in the fields of finance, marketing and management. I am currently part of an informal student campaign at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, focusing on gender-based violence (GBV), which assists vulnerable and disadvantaged women from all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. I also currently mentor and teach primary and high school learners with mental and learning disabilities. I enjoy volunteering at the Aryan Benevolent Home and Cheshire Home’s Soup Kitchens and assisting with the preparation of meals for the vulnerable and elderly.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Marketing and Management


  • In 2010, I was a Dux Award recipient and Head Prefect at Evergreen Primary School
  • In 2012, I received the International Computer Driving License (EDCL/IDCL)
  • Certification and the Star College Educational Scholarship
  • In 2015, I attained the National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s Pass and an overall A-aggregate with 5 strong distinctions (including Mathematics 84% and English 81%)
  • In 2016, I received an A-aggregate award and 5 special subject awards with an outstanding school
  • Code of Conduct and Mentor Certification from Southlands Secondary School
  • In 2018, I had been shortlisted by the College of Law and Management to receive the Academic Achievement award offered by Allan Gray
  • In 2018, I received the Emma Smith Bursary due to my outstanding academic achievements at the University of KwaZulu-Natal In 2020, I received the Dean’s Commendation in the 1st semester, with an average of above 84% for that semester I attained 7 Certificates of Merit in my undergraduate degree
  • I served as a class representative/student leader/lecture assistant for the modules: Introduction to Marketing (MARK2IM), Marketing Communications (MARK302), and Special Topics in Marketing (MARK305