Most don’t grow up with dreams to enter into the lighting industry. Most don’t even know of it as a potential career path. Kamaleka (Kam) Naidoo has been in the lighting industry for her entire professional life. Starting out unpacking pallets in the warehouse and as an on-the-floor salesperson, Kam has spent over 14 years absorbing every aspect of the lighting industry. From an operational level to her role now in the sales specification channel, she is a passionate advocate for raising the profile of the industry.
Today, Kam is part of the Unios family as an NSW and NZ Relationship Manager. Her topmost achievements in her career have been her Master's level attainments in Lighting Design Science and Business Administration at the University of Sydney, in that it has led her to have a multi-dimensional understanding of the lighting industry from a technical, business development and design viewpoint. As an active member of Women in Lighting Sydney, she is an advocate for networking, sharing knowledge and ideas with the hopes of strengthening the lighting community connections she creates for herself, her colleagues and generations to come.
Breaking the barriers of communication between suppliers and all stakeholders of a project has had its challenges throughout her career, her consultative mindset and relationship management have allowed her to build trust in the industry.
Kam is dedicated to continued learning and sharing knowledge, nurturing the industry to be a network of different yet appreciated viewpoints within lighting design, lighting products and the people it encompasses.