Prior to joining CDE in January 2017, she completed her articles at one of the big four accounting firms and worked as a Financial Manager for a leading company in the paint and automotive industry.
Over the course of her career Buhle has acquired significant expertise in journalism, strategic communication management, research and policy analysis. She has worked for various reputable national and international media houses, she has also worked for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) which equipped her with in-depth knowledge of policy-making processes and policy development.
Buhle holds a BA in Journalism degree and a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from London University, School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS).
He comes from a background of creative writing and his passions also include installation art and photography.
Before starting at CDE in 2012, Evelien worked in the Brussels and London branches of one of Europe’s largest political consultancies, working together with EU member states in putting particular topics on the policy agenda. Evelien holds a Masters degree in Political Philosophy from Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium) and a Masters degree in International Relations from the University from Stellenbosch.