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Meet Consumer Friend’s New DC Relationship Manager

Debtfree Magazine got to catch up with Drisha Pillay as she begins her new role at, industry leader, Consumer Friend. Here is some of the info about Drisha (in case you are not familiar with her).

How Do You Describe Yourself to Others Who Ask Who You Are?

I am a vibrant, confident, independent, career-driven wife and mother to a 12-year old boy.  I consider myself ambitious, driven, approachable and friendly.  I am passionate about what I do – making a difference in the lives of consumers. 

I am a strong believer in the theory of mind power.  I like to think of [our] mind as a magnet – positive thoughts attract positive outcomes, negative thoughts attract negative outcomes.  So always cultivate good thoughts, remain positive and optimistic.


What are you going to be doing at Consumer Friend?

As the Debt Counsellor Relationship manager, I am going to be engaging with the Debt Counsellors with regards to running webinars, resolving escalated queries, engagement meetings, and providing industry feedback.

‘I am going to be engaging with the Debt Counsellors with regards to running webinars, resolving escalated queries, engagement meetings, and providing industry feedback’

Tell us what kind of work you have done in the past before the move to Consumer Friend

I started my career in the retail sector within the Edcon Group, in a sales role.  After a couple of years in retail, I made the move across to the telecoms industry where I focused on selling PABX systems. 

Later, I started my own Debt Counselling business which was a steep learning curve and a wonderful experience but later I chose to rather join a large DC firm as a Debt Counsellor and Manager. 

My position prior to Consumer Friend was also at a DC firm, however, I was mostly focused on training and development as well as legal work.  I am a qualified Assessor and Moderator and will continue to assess, moderate and facilitate the Debt Counsellor programme.  I have also been the Chairperson for DCASA KZN since 2013.  I obtained my Higher Certificate in Business Management in 2019 and I am currently studying towards my BCom degree.


What do you look forward to most in working at Consumer Friend?

I am excited to work for a company that is on the cutting edge of technology that shares my ethical stance and has such an awesome staff compliment!


Let’s Get Personal…What are your guilty pleasures?

I am a health food fanatic, but when I need a weekend treat, it is always a decadent chocolate cake!


What do you like to do on the weekend if not under level 5 lockdown?

Weekends are for adventures! My husband, son and I like to go biking, hiking or zip-lining.  Travelling, when possible, is also a passion of mine – whether local or international, I thoroughly enjoy trying new foods, hearing different languages and meeting new people with different cultures.


[Debtfree Team] You may remember Drisha from one of our favourite covers of Debtfree Magazine after the 2019 Debt Review Awards (she also loves that picture). Here is another picture from the Awards which were held in KZN that year.

We want to wish Drisha all the best in her new position and are confident she will continue to spread positive thoughts and results into the debt review space with Consumer Friend.