Dahlia joined the Seed Co Limited board in February 2011. She is a holder of a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cape Town and also holds an MSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of Zimbabwe as well as a BSc (Hon) degree in Biochemistry from the same University. Additionally, she has completed an Executive Diploma in Business Leadership. Dahlia rose through the ranks and is currently the General Manager of the Tobacco Research Board having worked for the Research Board in various capacities since 1991. Although her primary qualification is Molecular Biology, Dahlia has since been exposed to management at senior level and the implementation of Quality Management Systems. She has several peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed papers and articles to her credit and is a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. Dahlia sits on the Boards of a number of diverse companies and institutions that include Minerva Risk Advisers, Harare Institute of Technology and the Research Council of Zimbabwe. She has great interest in issues of food security and works with regional organizations such as the Regional Agricultural and Environmental Innovations Network-Africa (RAEIN-Africa) whose mission is to facilitate and build resilient food systems and environments.