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Abey MokgwatsaneAbey Mokgwatsane

Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (www.ogilvy.co.za; @OgilvySA). Apart from being one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 young leaders in 2011, he was voted one of the country's top 25 "game-changers" in The Annual 2012.

Adriaan MockeAdriaan Mocke

Service Line and Capability Lead at Avanade.

Aki KalliatakisAki Kalliatakis

Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .

Alan HaarhoffAlan Haarhoff

Dad, African, Mobile Evangelist, Business Manager @alwaysactive, Grommet Surfer, Newbie Runner, Durban Lifestyle Lover..

Alexa GarthwaiteAlexa Garthwaite

Alexa Garthwaite is Head of Marketing at ExecutiveOffices.co.uk. A marketing expert, she also has a deep interest in SMEs, business, property and travel.

Amanda CromhoutAmanda Cromhout

Amanda is the founder & CEO of Truth. Amanda's extensive experience in the field of Loyalty & CRM has put Truth at the forefront of loyalty in South Africa.

Amanda RogalyAmanda Rogaly

Amanda Rogaly, managing director of independent food verification and certification body FoodSure, has close to two decades worth of experience in the food, hospitality, and eventing industries. Prior to founding FoodSure, Amanda established Kadoro Events and Communications, a company providing events services for blue chip clients, which grew into a nationwide enterprise under her leadership..

Andrea MitchellAndrea Mitchell

Digital Marketing "veteran" specialising in training, mentoring, coaching, digital strategy and PPC.

Andrew CookAndrew Cook

Andrew is the CEO of Smoke Customer Care Solutions (South Africa) and part of the solutions team helping to take the company's voice of the customer technology - Eyerys - to all corners of the globe. Great customer service is Andrew Cook's mission in life.

Anton HarberAnton Harber

Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..

Anton VukicAnton Vukic

Channel Director at Phoenix Software.

Athar NaserAthar Naser

Athar Naser is head of Juice Content. He is responsible for content strategy and content marketing across the group as well as for department clients.

Bevan DucasseBevan Ducasse

After competing his Financial Analysis studies at Stellenbosch University, Bevan joined UCS solutions as a junior consultant. He went on to work at a firm in the mobile payment industry, and slowly started to connect the dots between business, retail and mobile systems and seeing how the three could work seamlessly together..

Bhekisisa MncubeBhekisisa Mncube

Bhekisisa Mncube is a Communications Expert at the B74 Media Lab PR Agency and a political analyst at Gagasi 99.5.FM. He is versatile writer, communicator and media relations specialist..

Bonnie RamailaBonnie Ramaila

Bonnie Ramaila has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, PR, research, branding, and media and communications across government, public entities and the private sector. She is one of the few women marketing and communication specialists with solid and vast experience in these fields and across the three sectors.

Brad HookBrad Hook

Portfolio Director with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

Brendon WilliamsonBrendon Williamson

Brendon Williamson is general manager of business development at PayGate, which is an international payment gateway that simplifies payments for online retailers, which can be a very complex part of running a business..

Brent LeesBrent Lees

Brent is senior product manager at Riverbed Technology. Brent joined Riverbed Technology early in 2012 following a career in IT & Communications spanning over 30 years..

Brett BowesBrett Bowes

Brett Bowes is the managing director at TerraNova. He has a long history of strategic marketing and brand communications management in multinational companies.

Brett HornBrett Horn

Brett Horn is a qualified Industrial Designer who, after spending 5 years in design and marketing companies joined Barrows in 2002. Barrows is a Durban based retail marketing solutions company with a footprint in New York, London, Singapore and Sao Paulo. Brett has been intimately involved with the development of hundreds of brands at retail and has spent 6 months embedded in Coca-Cola's Global Design team developing global design strategy and brand guidelines..

Brett KaplanBrett Kaplan

Brett Kaplan became MD of Clothing and General Merchandise business in July 2013 after joining Woolworths in 1978 as a trainee manager and starting retail life in Adderly Street. Over the years he held various merchandising and buying management positions throughout the Clothing & GM Business Three years ago Brett was promoted to divisional director of Clothing and GM. In 2010 he joined EXCO as director of Clothing and GM Buying reporting to CEO Ian Moir.

Brian BerkmanBrian Berkman

Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..

Bruce von MaltitzBruce von Maltitz

Bruce von Maltitz is the director of 1Stream. He was instrumental in bringing the hosted call centre model to South Africa and has helped many large multinationals set up call centres - including wonga.com and Amazon..

Callie van der MerweCallie van der Merwe

Callie van der Merwe is CEO of Design Partnership..

Cari Van WykCari Van Wyk

Editorial support at Bizcommunity.

Catherine Milward-BridgesCatherine Milward-Bridges

Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. Catherine guides her clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great; and helps them optimise social media with strategic know-how..

Chandrakumar BJGChandrakumar BJG

Chandrakumar BJG is an industry analyst in the Metals & Minerals Practice at Frost & Sullivan, South Asia & Middle East..

Chantelle GladwinChantelle Gladwin

Chantelle Gladwin (@chantellegladwi) is a partner at Schindlers Attorneys specialising in all areas of commercial and residential property practice and litigation, including sectional title body corporate management, eviction, general property management and property-owning enterprise management, as well as corporate restructurings and corporate taxations matters..

Charles MburuguCharles Mburugu

I'm a professional blogger with more than four years experience. I have written on a wide range of topics including health, finance, technology, real estate, travel and career.

Charles StretchCharles Stretch

Charles Stretch, is the managing director of SMSPortal. Established in 2002, it has grown to be a large bulk SMS provider sending 100 million SMS a month.

Chemory GunkoChemory Gunko

Chemory Gunko is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..

Chris BrewerChris Brewer

Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research. He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions. Email: .

Chris MoerdykChris Moerdyk

Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.

Christophe van ZylChristophe van Zyl

Christophe van Zyl is a dynamic, business-minded attorney who joined Von Seidels in 2013 after spending eight years at a large IP law firm in Pretoria. Christophe has expertise in the registration of trademarks, strategic branding advice, copyright law, domain name registrations and disputes, company name objections, advertising and marketing law, advice on regulatory aspects of IP including packaging and labelling requirements for foodstuffs and other products, commercial aspects of IP, anti-counterfeiting, dispute resolution and litigation..

Claire CobbledickClaire Cobbledick

Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa.

Claudelle NaidooClaudelle Naidoo

Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.

Colyn DeeColyn Dee

Cirrus TechVue has been in business since the early 1980s. It's an SME with an exemplary track record in introducing new technology to South Africa and implementing enterprise scale solutions in some of the country's largest organisations, such as Telkom, Absa, Sasol and Mutual & Federal, to name a few..

Craig RossouwCraig Rossouw

Digital Manager at Channel Mobile, devising strategies, improving usability, design and content is all in a day's work. I also ensure management of the various digital platforms and responsible for Channel Mobile's online reputation. Social Media SEO Mobile Marketing Content Marketing Blog Event and charity sponsorship's.

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.

Danny GronerDanny Groner

Danny Groner is the manager of blogger partnerships and outreach for Shutterstock..

Dave NemethDave Nemeth

Often referred to as one of South Africa's leading trend experts, Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has been in a variety of industries over the past 20 years. His company Trend Forward presents the Nemeth Trend Report annually in all major SA cities.

David BlythDavid Blyth

David Blyth is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.

David GitongaDavid Gitonga

David is an entrepreneur and seasoned software developer with Wema Software Solutions. He has led software development projects for several clients across South Africa.

David Palmer-StevensDavid Palmer-Stevens

David Palmer-Stevens is SI Manager EMEA, Panduit at Panduit..

David RossDavid Ross

David Ross is the Director of the South African manufacturer of display technologies, PVision. Focussed on the commercial market, the group equips business with locally manufactured products which include commercial displays, lite commercial displays, nano displays, touchscreen technology, mounting solutions and back end architecture..

Davide HananDavide Hanan

Managing Director at QlikView South Africa.

Dawie BotesDawie Botes

Dawie Botes is a Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services..

Deon ScheepersDeon Scheepers

Deon Scheepers is Regional Business Development Manager, Interactive Intelligence Africa..

Derek BuchananDerek Buchanan

Derek Buchanan is CEO of Episys, a global information technology solutions and services company to a range of industries including retail..

Dina Saffer-MyersDina Saffer-Myers

Dina Saffer-Myers is Co-Founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.

Dion ChangDion Chang

Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.

Dion Chang and Raleen BaggDion Chang and Raleen Bagg

Dion Chang (@dionchang) is the founder of Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and visionary.

Donovan MaraisDonovan Marais

Donovan Marais, Channel Manager at Sage Pay.

Donvay WegierskiDonvay Wegierski

Donvay Wegierski is director of Werksmans Attorneys. Her main practice areas are intellectual property and Africa.

Doug MayneDoug Mayne

Doug Mayne, MD of Primedia Lifestyle, founded his marketing and advertising career at Ogilvy Durban, where his leadership qualities ensured his progression from account executive to group account director. Joining Primedia Lifestyle in 2007 as KZN regional marketing manager, Doug was appointed MD in July 2011.

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of the books 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.

Drew van VuurenDrew van Vuuren

Drew Van Vuuren is one of South Africa's most dynamic bastions of information technology security. With over 18 years' experience in corporate security and privacy, Drew currently heads up 4Di Privaca - an innovative specialist information security and privacy practice.

Dries BadenhorstDries Badenhorst

I am driven by the knowledge that what I do positively changes people's situations. Currently Africa Account Manager at Bizcommunity.

Dylan BalkindDylan Balkind

Even the person who can sell ice to Eskimos needs have a way of letting the world know. Words.

Eran FeinsteinEran Feinstein

Eran Feinstein is the Founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited and Co-Founder of Online Zanzibar. With over 14 years of leading technology, sales, marketing and operation teams Eran is an authority in the East African e-commerce and payments arena..

Estee CockcroftEstee Cockcroft

Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..

Eugene YigaEugene Yiga

Eugene Yiga is lifestyle writer and arts journalist in Cape Town. He writes about travel, leisure, food, wine, marketing, media, TV, film, music, theatre, books, and more for over 30 different websites, newspapers, and magazines. Follow @eugeneyiga on Twitter or email to say, um, hello..

Evan-Lee CourieEvan-Lee Courie

Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor and Social Media Manager at Bizcommunity.com, as well as a Biz Lifestyle contributor. Follow him on Twitter at @evan1985.

Françoise HendersonFrançoise Henderson

Françoise Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, is a the co-founder of Rubric. She oversees Worldwide Production and is responsible for localisation methodology and human resources.

Gaby de AbreuGaby de Abreu

Gaby de Abreu is creative director at Switch Brand Communication..

Gaelyn ScottGaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is Director and Head of Intellectual Property at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has 17 years experience. She practises as an attorney in the intellectual property department and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa.

Gareth PearsonGareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.

Gary HadfieldGary Hadfield

Gary Hadfield joined the team at Loot.co.za as CEO in January 2011. Hadfield has been in the one-to-one industry for the duration of his career, nine years of which he spent in the mail order industry, and 13 years in the e-Commerce environment..

George GoldingGeorge Golding

A natural-born entrepreneur, George is as fervent about IT as he is about affordable communications services and business integrity. He is driven by a burning ambition to see the promise of cloud computing translated into tangible business benefits, and to providing fellow entrepreneurs with better alternatives to the services of South Africa's landline telecoms incumbent.

Georgina BarrickGeorgina Barrick

I was a creative child; at age seven, I started my own flea circus.I'd bribe the family dog with biltong to be the tour bus..

Gerard EksteenGerard Eksteen

Passionate about understanding the retail trading environment, formal and informal..

Gisèle Wertheim AymésGisèle Wertheim Aymés

Gisèle Wertheim Aymés has worked in the media industry in South Africa for over two decades. She is a director of a medical company, owner and publishing editor of Longevity Media (www.longevitymag.co.za) and a shareholder in Stuff Group SA, publishers of Stuff (www.Stuff.co.za) - the world's best-selling gadget magazine.

Glenn GillisGlenn Gillis

Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..

Golden MuzanagoGolden Muzanago

A Consumer Researcher and Brand Strategist with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa. Diverse sector expertise covers: packaged goods, food & beverages, financial services, retail, healthcare, automotive and telecoms.

Gordon BarkerGordon Barker

Gordon's passion and driving force is in Internet technology, building brands and bringing new ideas to the web and has recently launched a live web streaming service. www.epnet.co.za.

Gordon GeldenhuysGordon Geldenhuys

Gordon Geldenhuys heads up the Social Media & Insights division of 25AM, a strategic digital consultancy and Salesforce Marketing Cloud Authorised Reseller. He is responsible for developing social media strategies and facilitating the licensing of Salesforce Marketing Cloud to companies in South Africa..

Grace BelgerGrace Belger

Grace Belger runs the Meropa media training division and has conducted media training and crisis communication workshops for over 100 clients who have ranged from multi-nationals, listed entities, government entities, a rock band and a Kgosi..

Graeme PalmerGraeme Palmer

Graeme Palmer is a director in the commercial department of Garlicke & Bousfield..

Grant ShippeyGrant Shippey

Grant is a self confessed serial entrepreneur and the CEO & Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg..

Gwen WatkinsGwen Watkins

Gwen is the only Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in Botswana, a member of SAFREA and SASJA, a sub-editor for BizCommunity and the author of a book on conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.

Hansie SmitHansie Smit

Hansie Smit is a self-employed writer who answers to no one (except his clients). He spends a lot of time in coffee shops tapping into free wi-fi making sure he buys a bran muffin every time to ease the inevitable guilt he feels getting something for free.

Hayley TurnerHayley Turner

Hayley Turner has been in marketing for over a decade. She holds a Psychology degree from the University of Cape Town and started her career in the marketing department of a business software company in 2000.

Hendrik BredenkampHendrik Bredenkamp

Hendrik Bredenkamp is MD of Skydirect, focusing on retail solutions.

Henrie Geyser: motoring editorHenrie Geyser: motoring editor

Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years.

Henry BuellHenry Buell

I am an author, a copywriter, and a journalist. That means I author books, produce compelling copy for ad agencies and websites, or write research based journalistic articles.

Howard MoodycliffeHoward Moodycliffe

Howard is Head of Marketing and International at wiGroup. He has 15 years' experience in B2B and B2C marketing and operations across a range of industry sectors from ICT (Logica - UK), to publishing and media (News Corporation - Australia) and mobile (wiGroup - South Africa).

Ian HendersonIan Henderson

Ian Henderson is the chief technology officer and founder of Rubric South Africa (http://www.rubric.com/za). Twitter: @rubricinc.

Ian SteynIan Steyn

Ian is executive: product and sales at Innervation and is responsible for product management, the Innervation project office, sales and marketing. He has 15 years experience in the integration and operation of large range Value Added Services and Payments into various tiers and verticals within retail.

Ilan HertzIlan Hertz

Ilan Hertz is the VP of Marketing at SysAid Technologies, a leading provider of IT Service Management solutions, deployed at over 100,000 companies around the world..

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is a content creator and editor, currently travelling around Northern Italy. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.

James HurfordJames Hurford

James Hurford | Professional Speaker | Trainer | Author, 'Powerful secrets of persuasion and influence.' | Download my FREE eBooks at: www.passion.za.com Call: 0742 545 811 Email: .

James WhiteJames White

James White is a content specialist for SEO Company Go and blogs in his free time at InfoBros. His articles have been published by ConverStations, Thought Catalog and IP Watchdog..

Janine Hollesen

Janine Hollesen is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..

Jason (Frich) FricholJason (Frich) Frichol

My passions are shopper marketing, consumer packaging, visual merchandising, ideation, bankable innovation, integrated marketing, tangible ROI, and execution efficacy. My motto is, "Passion and persistence will get you everywhere." I strive for simplicity, practicality and information frugality..

Jayson O’ReillyJayson O’Reilly

Jayson joined DRS in November 2012 after being in the vendor community for over 12 years. His experience and exposure to industry experts and global customers have allowed him the opportunity to get involved at the grass roots where it matters most..

Jed HewsonJed Hewson

Jed Hewson is a director at 1Stream (Pty) Ltd (www.1stream.co.za), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He studied at York University and has spent the last 15 years in the IT industry.

Jeremy LangJeremy Lang

Jeremy Lang is Regional General Manager at Business Partners Limited..

Jessica TaylorJessica Taylor

Jess is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

Jillian ReillyJillian Reilly

Jillian Reilly (@changingview) is a writer, speaker and consultant with over twenty years experience working across the developing world. Her book, Shame: Confessions of an avid worker in Africa, was published last year.

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

Johan Walters is an expert in several fields relating to digital marketing. Walters is passionate about positioning brands to become part of the consumer's multi-device lifestyle, using new media such as augmented reality, and is a qualified video editor and member of the South African Guild of Editors (S.A.G.E)..

John FrenchJohn French

John French is a communication strategist and communication skills coach with 20 years extensive experience in the communication training industry. John heads up Communication Guru, a communication skills training company operating both nationally and internationally.

John HarveyJohn Harvey

John Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at Roger Wilco, an established, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cape Town. He was weaned and came of age on a very unhealthy diet of newsprint and post-midnight deadlines - yet still comes back for more..

John Roberts

John Roberts is CEO of Just Property Group..

Jordan ScottJordan Scott

Jordan Scott is a student of marketing and lover of life..

Jose CapeloJose Capelo

Jose Capelo is a business marketing consultant and speaker with a passion for all things digital. He is the founder of Marquetingquery and has years of experience in the field of digital marketing.

Joseph NeusuJoseph Neusu

Joseph Neusu is a digital marketing specialist, speaker and trainer based in Johannesburg. He offers consulting services in writing winning content for businesses of all sizes and industry verticals.

Julian DiazJulian Diaz

Julian Diaz is responsible for Marketing & PR at Principa, software, data analytics, and consulting company that helps companies maximise marketing ROI, minimise consumer credit risk and increase operational efficiencies. Originally from the US, Julian moved to SA in 1998 after a 4 year marketing stint at a global software house in Germany.

Justin HawesJustin Hawes

Justin Hawes is the managing director of two display companies: exhibition specialist, Scan Display, and retail specialist, Scan Retail Solutions. He is also one of the founders and the current chairperson of the Event Greening Forum, a non-profit organisation which is dedicated to transforming the South African events industry into a more sustainable model.

Justin SmithJustin Smith

Justin Smith is head of the Woolworths Good Business Journey (Sustainability Programme). He is responsible for the strategy, structure and integration of sustainability across the retailer's business to deliver its over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change..

Justine KrigeJustine Krige

Justine Krige is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Karen AshwinKaren Ashwin

Karen Ashwin is the founder and MD of The Event Production Company (www.theeventcompany.co.za), South Africa's event pioneer. Karen is considered one of the industry's leading personalities and has a track record of 21 years, with The Event Production Company having conceptualised and executed most of South Africa's largest, most significant, high profile and innovative events.

Kate StubbsKate Stubbs

With a degree in Business Management, Ms Stubbs joined Barloworld Logistics in 2002, prior to which she worked both locally and internationally. Following five years' experience as general manager marketing at Barloworld Logistics she was promoted to Executive: Marketing and has held that position for the past two years..

Keanan ReisKeanan Reis

Keanan Reis is a communication consultant who develops solutions around New and Traditional Media, internal and external stakeholders. He is currently the Head of Strategy and MD for Ambigram Solutions.

Kele PuleKele Pule

Customer Experience Professional and Facilitator. Founder of Kele Communications.

Kelly SummerfieldKelly Summerfield

Kelly Summerfield is a researcher in the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria. Visit bcommarketing.up.ac.za for more information on the research the Department of Marketing Management is doing..

Kerry EvansKerry Evans

Kerry Evans is the MD of Quintica..

Kevin Bierman

These days I represent Moving Tactics as the Head of Digital Signage Solutions, backed by a talented group of individuals who live and breathe digital signage. It is an exciting time in and exciting industry!.

Kevin MeltzerKevin Meltzer

Kevin Meltzer is the co-founder of Consology and has been the Business Development Director of the company for over ten years. After graduating from UCT Kevin spent three years in the UK where he gained contact centre experience and managed customer care teams. Kevin went on to pursue his passion in Self-Service and e-billing by co-founding Consology..

Kim GentleKim Gentle

With over 18 years' experience as an advertising professional, and with her main focus on FMCG brands, Kim's primary motivation is to provide outstanding shopper marketing services which makes her popular with Grey's clients. Kim has a true passion for FMCG with long standing brand experience and understanding of shopper marketing and activation..

Kirsty SharmanKirsty Sharman

Kirsty Sharman is the CEO of RetroMedia, an online media buying agency that gives brands the ability to target their paid online content to specific and relevant audiences in order to achieve maximum reach and return on investment.

Laine BarnardLaine Barnard

Laine Barnard is the CEO and Marketing Director of 8brand. Laine has been instrumental in the repositioning and re-branding of some of the top telecommunication players in Africa, developing many successful brand launch strategies, go-to-market strategies and repositioning strategies..

Leana EngelbrechtLeana Engelbrecht

Leana Engelbrecht is a senior associate in the Competition Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Lebo MukansiLebo Mukansi

Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is editor of the marketing and media industry at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..

Leron VarshaLeron Varsha

Leron began his expedition learning the ins and outs of all IT related businesses. With a background in information technology Leron believes that even the most sophisticated systems need good people to drive them. After Leron entered the world of FMCG, branding and marketing, understanding the supply chain and related areas.

Lindsay BritzLindsay Britz

I am responsible for the marketing of Magic within South Africa and Africa. My core responsibility is to improve brand awareness and increase lead generation within the channel..

Lize MillsLize Mills

Lize Mills is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University..

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker.

Louise RobinsonLouise Robinson

Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.

Lucinde RhoodieLucinde Rhoodie

Lucinde Rhoodie is a director in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Dispute Resolution practice. She is also a member of the Insolvency unit.

Lucy SignorelliLucy Signorelli

Lucy Signorelli is a partner at Adams & Adams..

Luke Wingfield DigbyLuke Wingfield Digby

Luke Wingfield Digby is the founder and CEO of Total Send, an easy-to-use, low cost email marketing service. His experience lies in web development and affiliate marketing.

Lyndsey MoorhouseLyndsey Moorhouse

As Can!Do's managing director, Lyndsey Moorhouse oversees the delivery of high-impact ERP education solutions that help companies drive real ROI from their investments into applications. Lyndsey has been working in the ERP end-user education and change field for 20 years, 10 of those with Can!do Consulting.

Lynette HundermarkLynette Hundermark

With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.

Marcel StraussMarcel Strauss

Managing Executive of The Fish & Chip Co.

Mario LandmanMario Landman

Mario Landman is the head of the Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management..

Marion ScherMarion Scher

Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

Matthew is Head of Media at NATIVE VML. He is addicted to everything and anything digital.

Matthew Samuel

Matthew Samuel is an experienced content writer and editor..

Megan BadenhorstMegan Badenhorst

Megan Badenhorst is a candidate attorney in the Competition Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Melissa BairdMelissa Baird

Melissa Baird is a sustainability communication strategist at Ogilvyearth South Africa whose career has included multi-faceted marketing communications campaigns in traditional advertising, interactive television, web based marketing and book and magazine publishing..

Michael WoodMichael Wood

Michael Wood is co-founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Michael has many years international experience where he held the positions of Marketing Director, Sales Director and Managing Director with the Gillette company and Procter & Gamble..

Michelle FrancisMichelle Francis

Michelle Francis is CEO and founder of Tradeway. She is passionate about experiential execution, compliance, ROMI and development of the youth for the formal job sector.

Mike SaundersMike Saunders

Mike Saunders is an expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences, and helping business engage people in a digital world. He is the CEO of DigitLab, and has been at the forefront of the digital industry for over five years..

Mike SharmanMike Sharman

Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..

Mike TabernerMike Taberner

Mike Taberner is a Partner and Director at Brandesign, a brand development company. He consults on brand development and marketing channels to be used by clients.

Mogorosi MashiloMogorosi Mashilo

Mogorosi Mashilo is the Founder and trend analyst for Trender Insights (www.trender.co.za), a South African consumer insight house that aims to equip marketers and brands with the relevant industry trends. Currently Mogorosi is part of McCann Johannesburg strategy team and has seven years' experience as strategic planner..

Monika D'AgostinoMonika D'Agostino

Chief Consultative Sales Officer at Consultative Sales Academy - I work with highly motivated individuals and organisations to create success by utilizing a consultative sales approach. Contact details: website: www.consultativesalesacademy.net | Twitter @monikadago | LinkedIn.

Natasha WrightNatasha Wright

Natasha Wright is a senior associate in Trade Mark Litigation at Adams & Adams..

Neil KirbyNeil Kirby

Neil Kirby is director: health care and life sciences law of Werksmans. He is the chair of the Medicine and Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

Nicholas OwsleyNicholas Owsley

Nicholas Owsley is an Assistant Project Manager at Fetola. He recently graduated with an Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and has been published in the Sowetan, Engineering News, Business Report, and others..

Nick SchilperoortNick Schilperoort

Nick attended the University of Stellenbosch, graduating with an honours degree in commerce, majoring in financial and investment management. After three years he decided to join XFACTA where today he serves as a strategic planner/new business development manager/copywriter/runner/public relations manager/account manager, and currently as a director of the Brand Council of South Africa (@BrandCouncilSA).

Nicolas De SousaNicolas De Sousa

Nicolas De Sousa is Marketing Director at Traditional Brands. A master of Marketing and Business Administration with varied international experience within internationally recognized corporations adds a clear backing of experience within his favoured fields within retail and marketing, PR management, logistics and finance.

Nicole ZetlerNicole Zetler

Staying true to her passion, Nicole's journey formally started at the University of Cape Town when she graduated with a Business Science degree with Honours in Marketing. Being intrigued by the approach of Unconventional Wisdom and Nicole's goal of being challenged on a daily basis led her to Yellowwood in 2011, where she goes back to her puzzle building roots, solving business and marketing problems as a Strategist..

Nivin XavierNivin Xavier

Nivin Xavier is a small business owner from his 9th grade and brings over 12 years of marketing expertise. Failures and success seasoned digital marketer, strategist and small business, startup consultant.

Owen MbunduOwen Mbundu

Owen Mbundu is a marketing /advertising professional with almost 20 years experience. He currently works as a marketing consultant called OLM Consulting a business he started over two years ago..

Paddy HartdegenPaddy Hartdegen

Paddy Hartdegen has been working as a journalist and writer for the past 40 years since his first article was published in the Sunday Tribune when he was just 16-years-old. He has written 13 books, edited a plethora of business-to-business publications and written for most of the major newspapers in South Africa..

Paul RobertsPaul Roberts

Paul is the co-­founder of WhySatisfy. A business that is dedicated to providing brands with the technology, training and support to take control of their digital interactions with customers, helping ensure they deliver amazing customer service and experiences.

Pete CasePete Case

Founder and CEO at Gloo.

Peter CowanPeter Cowan

Peter Cowan, Chairman of Unilever South Africa joined the company as Senior Vice President Unilever Philippines in September 2011, as a result of Unilever's acquisition of Alberto Culver..

Peter du ToitPeter du Toit

Peter du Toit is the founder and CEO of Soccer Laduma, the second biggest-selling newspaper in South Africa, and one of the world's top five best-selling football newspapers. Soccer Laduma is also the sixth biggest mobile site in South Africa..

Peter HarveyPeter Harvey

Peter Harvey is the MD of PayGate. Leading through integrity, with more than 26 years in IT and payment processing, Peter is a master when it comes to creating solutions to clients' exact requirements.

Pieter ScholtzPieter Scholtz

Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Franchisor for ActionCOACH in Southern Africa. The fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally.

Prof Owen DeanProf Owen Dean

Professor Owen Dean is a former partner and chairman of Spoor & Fisher, specialist intellectual property solicitors, and holds the chair of intellectual property law at Stellenbosch University..

Rachel SikwaneRachel Sikwane

Rachel Sikwane is a senior associate at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS) and has six years' experience as an attorney in the intellectual property department. She specialises in trademark and copyright litigation, domain name disputes, company and close corporation name objections, ASA disputes as well as passing-off and unlawful competition matters.

Richard FirthRichard Firth

A stalwart of the South African IT industry, Richard has been involved in the technology arena since 1989. With diplomas in Information Technology and Business Process Re-engineering, his successful career in IT has spanned various roles, including programming, IT implementation, and various management positions culminating in his current responsibilities as Chairman & CEO of MIP Holdings.

Rihana HoosainRihana Hoosain

Rihana Hoosain has been with MWEB for nearly four years and heads up the Product division for MWEB Connect. She has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Finance and Economics, and is responsible for the overall product strategy for the Consumer and Small Business division.

Riona NaiduRiona Naidu

Riona Naidu is the Head of Consulting Services & Marketing at Knowledge Factory where she currently manages the analytics team and is responsible for driving innovative product development. With an inherent passion for accuracy, creativity and innovation, Riona's goal, and that of Knowledge Factory, is to provide information that makes a difference.

Robyn HazekampRobyn Hazekamp

As a Knowledge Officer at Red & Yellow, Robyn Hazekamp contributes to the online learning side of the business, ensuring that course content meets the highest possible standards and is always up-to-date, relevant, and accessible to everyone from recent school-leavers to people who have been in the marketing business for years..

Rod BakerRod Baker

Rod Baker is Content Director at Bizcommunity.com. A journalist since before computers, he worked on a wide range of magazines and, in his youth, rose through the ranks from being a lowly and abused sub-editor, to a high and still abused editor and publisher.

Rod Baker

Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.

Rolf AkermannRolf Akermann

Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....

Ros SiddleRos Siddle

Ros Siddle is the Marketing & Loyalty Research Manager at Truth, a boutique consulting business specialising in customer centricity and customer loyalty programmes. Ros holds a degree in Human Resource Management majoring in Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University.

Ruth CooperRuth Cooper

Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a co-editor and contributor to the Lifestyle section. .

Sean LilleySean Lilley

In short, I've spent the past 14 years becoming an expert in Retail Marketing (Woolworths), Foods Marketing (Nando's), and International Marketing (both). This includes working in, setting up and managing marketing systems in 10 countries.

Shan RadcliffeShan Radcliffe

Shan Radcliffe is the head of content for Bizcommunity Retail.

Sid PeimerSid Peimer

Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..

Simon Campbell-YoungSimon Campbell-Young

Having started his career as a startup partner for FSA Distribution in 1990, Simon Campbell-Young went on to start his own company called Memtek Distribution in 1995. This was sold to a Public Company called Siltek Holdings between 1998 to 2000.

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..

Sophie BakerSophie Baker

Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Kagiso Digital..

Stephanie HouslayStephanie Houslay

Stephanie Houslay is General Manager at Acceleration Media. She leads the company's growth in the Western Cape region and she has extensive experience in managing global and local multichannel accounts across industries as diverse as fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and telecoms, and is passionate about branding, strategic communications, social marketing and business sustainability..

Stephen SandmannStephen Sandmann

Stephen Sandmann is a Senior SEO Specialist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..

Steven CohenSteven Cohen

Steven Cohen is managing director at Sage Pastel Accounting..

Stuart GonsalStuart Gonsal

Co-founder and MD at Lava Digital Agency.

Stuart HIllStuart HIll

Stuart Hill of design agency Red Pixel, a Primedia Lifestyle Group company that falls within Primedia Unlimited's Mall Division.

Su-Mari Du BruynSu-Mari Du Bruyn

Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..

Sumesh RahavendraSumesh Rahavendra

Head of Marketing at DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa..

Tatjana von BormannTatjana von Bormann

Tatjana von Bormann has spent the past seven years catalysing transformational change in food-agriculture markets. She joined WWF to develop the strategy for GreenChoice, a conservation sector collaboration aimed at reducing production impacts in food and fibre.

Tauriq MoosaTauriq Moosa

Tauriq Moosa contributes to various business and news publications around the world. He is content writer at Cape Town-based digital marketing company Rogerwilco..

Teresa JenkinsTeresa Jenkins

A passionate Business Leader in Marketing, Communications and all things business; from the "idea" to the "go to market moment". I Love my family, friends, wildlife, travel , reading and business..

Terry Levin

Multi-disciplinary agency with a passion and proven track record for building legacy African brands for the future. We are Afrophiles offering strategic brand design and architecture, brand content and standout PR activations.

Terry SutherlandTerry Sutherland

Terry Sutherland is the founder of The RSVP Agency (http://www.rsvpagency.co.za) and has extensive experience in the development of RSVP solutions for clients across industries. Terry started her career in 1979 in the motor industry selling BMW's. In 1981 she joined Lindsay Saker where she won the top sales award for 5 consecutive years..

Tiffany Conley

Tiffany Conley is a senior associate at Adams & Adams..

Tim Wyatt-GunningTim Wyatt-Gunning

Tim Wyatt-Gunning is CEO at Web Africa.

Tom MannersTom Manners

Tom Manners is Managing Director of Clockwork Media..

Tralone KhozaTralone Khoza

Tralone is a writer, marketer, loves anything, marketing, brands and PR related. She has a BA communication degree and holds a post graduate diploma in Marketing (IMM).

Val Bourdos NichasVal Bourdos Nichas

Owner of VBN Consultants. A respected leader and visionary with solid business experience spanning nearly 30 years.

Vicky StilwellVicky Stilwell

Vicky Stilwell is a director in Intellectual Property (IP) at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs)..

Vijay Sai PratapVijay Sai Pratap

Vijay Sai Pratap, Director-Business Development and head of the m-governance & Life impacting services unit with OnMobile Global Ltd, has been associated with the Mobile Telecom value-added services industry for over nine years..

Warren HardingWarren Harding

Radio presenter of BizTakeouts - the Marketing and Media radio show on 2OceansVibe Radio for http://www.biztakeouts.com Business Development Director for John Brown Media SA.

Wayne HarrisonWayne Harrison

Wayne Harrision is Managing Director at Boomtown SA. Contact details: website: www.boomtown.co.za | email | LinkedIn.

Wesley LynchWesley Lynch

Wesley Lynch is a serial technology entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Founder of Realmdigital, a leading South African e-business strategy and technology partner, specialising in Web, Social and Mobile platforms as well as the CEO of Snapplify, an innovative digital publishing solutions provider.

Yaron AssabiYaron Assabi

CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).

Yegs RamiahYegs Ramiah

Yegs Ramiah joined the Sanlam team at the end of 2012 as chief executive of Sanlam Brand. Ramiah is responsible for Group Brand, corporate affairs, marketing and communications at Sanlam.