About Tanya Kabalin
Tanya matriculated from Roedean in 1993, and from Wits University in 1997 with a B.Com with distinction. Tanya joined Shell South Africa on its graduate programme, moving immediately down to their head office in Cape Town.
Thankful for the inspiration she received at Roedean where she learnt that a woman can do anything she puts her mind to, she cut her teeth in demanding sales and marketing roles in the tough world of oil and the mining industry. She seized the opportunity to relocate to London with her husband, Alex, in 2001. One job became six as opportunities sprang up to execute a ‘practical MBA’ across all facets of the oil industry, dabbling in sales in a mix of regional and global roles. Relishing the diversity of working across so many cultures, and thriving on the technical demands of each new assignment, Tanya spent 11 years in the UK.