ORGANISATIONS AND ADVISORY ROLES
I have worked across a number of markets, and consulted for held senior roles in blue chip companies, including Cadbury's, Nestle, Vodacom and Groupon.
I am passionate about fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship in South Africa, and play an advisory role, or am involved with many organisations that focus on building that. These include:
Board Member: Silicon Cape
Silicon Cape is a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors and VC’s who are passionate about entrepreneurs the role that they play in the future of South Africa.
Liuss EnLabs works on growing startups and developing them into successful enterprises. Reasearch and their own experience show that startups are a development and growth engine for an economy – and it has been contributing to the success of numerous startups since 2010.
Member: Entrepreneus' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization is a global business network of 10 000+ leading entrepreneurs in 46 countries. It enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater success and an enriched personal life.
Mentor for entrepreneurs: Endeavor
Endevor is the leading supporter of high-impacted entrepreneurs around the world. By high-impact they mean individuals with the biggest dreams; the greatest potential to create companies that matter and grow; and the highest likelihood to inspire others. It is the only organisation to focus on the scale-up, not the start-up, because that is where they believe the highest job and wealth creation can happen.
Everlytic provides cloud marketing software that manages campaigns and everyday communication across email, mobile and social channels, assisting businesses in building richer customer relationships.
EXPERIENCE AND PREVIOUS ROLES
I have year of experience staring and running businesses in emerging markets, specifically in Africa, as well as across seven Eastern Europe countries. These include roles at:
- Groupon South Africa: Founding Director and CEO
- Integrated Global Trade: Founding Director
- Partners for Change Holdings: Managing Director
- GEP Renewables: Director
I’ve been honoured to be recognized as the recipient of several awards, including:
- Finalist in the South African Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
- Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2011;
- and a Seedcamp Africa finalist in 2010
• MBA at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
• MBA at the London School of Business
• Executive Programme at Singularity University