Harasha Bafana is founder of The Adam & Hawa Network. She helps Small Business Owners get the Right Knowledge & work with the Right Partners to grow their businesses - and avoid making expensive mistakes.
She was formerly the Centre Director of SME Centre @ SMCCI, an organisation supported by SPRING Singapore. Together with her team, she helped advise more than 5,000 small business owners.
She also used her event marketing and management skills to transform how the SME Centres worked, organising business events that collectively brought more than 2,500 paying attendees. For instance, when she chaired the Annual Joint SME Centre Conference in 2013, the event had double the attendees & enjoyed a five-fold increase in sponsorship dollars from the previous year - despite a doubling of the ticket price.
Harasha was also the General Manager and co-owner of an F&B business called Samar, which she helped grow into a million-dollar business with $0 advertising. TIME Magazine - in its annual search for "the region's most remarkable places and experiences" - named Samar as 'One of the Best Places to go to in Asia' in 2007.
She holds an MBA from NTU’s Nanyang Business School and a Social Science honours degree from National University of Singapore. Her diverse professional background includes being a Junior Diplomat with Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a SingTel Manager and Adjunct Business Lecturer at tertiary institutions.
In 2015, she was appointed by the National Development Minister as a Board Member to the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).