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.
Adrian Morris studied architecture at Wits, graduating in 2000, and then studied strategic brand communication at Vega, giving him the benefit of understanding design and architecture and its close affiliation to brand strategy. He worked at Old Mutual Properties Development division from 2001 to 2004 before becoming a partner at DZMSpace in 2004.
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 .
Dad, African, Mobile Evangelist, Business Manager @alwaysactive, Grommet Surfer, Newbie Runner, Durban Lifestyle Lover..
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 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 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..
|Andre le Roux|
Managing Director at African Region Interactive Intelligence.
As CEO of 25AM, Andre Steenekamp leads the company's expansion in South Africa's fast-growing digital marketing and advertising space. His 25-year career has seen him work in a range of sales, marketing and management positions for leading traditional and digital publishers and agencies.
Digital Marketing "veteran" specialising in training, mentoring, coaching, digital strategy and PPC.
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 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)..
Channel Director at Phoenix Software.
Antony Bourne's responsibilities include acting as the global industry director for industrial manufacturing and high-tech as well as managing the other global industry directors. Antony has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry, including working in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IFS in 1997, he held business analyst positions with Ford Motor Company and AlliedSignal.
Bennet writes several travel, business and tech related articles for Africa's #1 online hotel booking portal with over 25,000 hotels in Africa and 250,000 hotels worldwide. Bennet aims to educate tourists and traveler's about top destinations and culture in Africa and Ghana as well as give insights into the growth and development of e-commerce and technology in Africa..
Bernadette is a graduate from University of Westminster with an honours degree in Fashion merchandise management. She possesses a considerable amount of experience working in the retail environment both on the shop floor as a sales manager and in head office as a merchandise assistant, prior to her current position at Euromonitor International..
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.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
Brandon is a Director at Neural Sense - a South African Neuromarketing research company. Hailing from the technology industry, Brandon has a keen interest in technology.
Director and founder of the Creative Shop Group, including Creative Shop Retail Shopfitting, Blackline Interiors and Creative Kids Beds..
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 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 Bowes is the managing director at TerraNova. He has a long history of strategic marketing and brand communications management in multinational companies.
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..
Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
|Brian Tebogo Mashego|
Hailing from a village called Mphanama in Limpopo, grew up in the streets of Atteridgeville in Pretoria, and a resident of Johannesburg since his enrolment at Wits University. Brian Tebogo Mashego is currently working at e.tv as a Media Analyst..
|Bruce von Maltitz|
Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve.
|Callie van der Merwe|
Callie van der Merwe is CEO of Design Partnership..
Candice Goodman was the first Certified Mobile Marketer in SA and the Head of the Education & Training committee of the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa..
|Cari Van Wyk|
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
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 BJG is an industry analyst in the Metals & Minerals Practice at Frost & Sullivan, South Asia & Middle East..
Chantel has been providing business-consulting services for over 20 years across multiple industries. She had led large customer experience transformation projects in financial services over the last 8 years.
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..
As a solutions-driven creative with a passion for collaboration, Charlene is the newly appointed creative director at Grey Johannesburg's shopper division..
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client’s blog or website..
Charles is the founding partner of Sage Pay (formerly Softline Netcash) which was established in 2002. In his role as Managing Director, Charles is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Sage Pay within the Sage Group.
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 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..
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: .
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.
Head of Marketing at Gumtree South Africa.
Audience Insights Specialist for a multi media organisation.
Clinton Smith is Senior Marketing, Technical and Sales Manager at Green Worx Cleaning Solutions..
Well versed in leveraging information into insights, opportunities and ideas to help build strong brands. As a master of the brand building discipline, I have both the the experience and people skills to help earn me the position of 'trusted advisor' among both clients and staff. Specialties: Brand and Communication Strategy.
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 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.
A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..
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 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..
David Telford is the senior director, sector group and industry partner lead at Qlik..
Davina Myburgh is Senior Manager: Product Development and Product Management of Core Solutions at TransUnion..
Dawie Botes is a Senior Systems Analyst at Digiata Technology Services..
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.
Trend strategist, Dion Chang, is the founder of research trend specialists, Flux Trends. He is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank.
Donovan Marais, Channel Manager at Sage Pay.
Donvay Wegierski is director of Werksmans Attorneys. Her main practice areas are intellectual property and Africa.
Dora Jurd co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab, with Amandine Robin in 2014. The company is dedicated to designing innovative concepts and building consistent brand experiences.
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 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.
|Dr Andrew Golding|
Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, was originally in private practice as a General Practitioner on the Atlantic Seaboard from 1991 to 1996, after which he joined the family business as MD in 1996, followed by his present position..
I am a Digital Media specialist with experience in many facets of the industry. I'm a editorial contributor, new business developer, digital entrepreneur and sales specialist with more than 10 years sales management experience.
Even the person who can sell ice to Eskimos needs have a way of letting the world know. Words.
Endri is a bilingual marketing professional. He has diversified experience in start-ups, business ideas and their process of integrating with marketing..
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..
|Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs|
Erik and Neil are the 'old folk' of marketing, with a mountain of experience between them. They love watching brands grow, have seen brands die and have consulted with nearly every major brand in SA at some stage.
Estee Cockcroft is Business Unit Manager at Boomtown..
Eugene Schalkwyk is a director at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Ezra Ndwandwe is the convener of the upcoming African Business Leaders Forum and a leading promoter of entrepreneurship in South Africa and on the rest of the African continent. His entrepreneurial initiatives includes South Africa's first entrepreneurial reality TV show, The Big Break Legacy and a business incubation facility launched recently in Johannesburg..
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 Abreu|
Gaby de Abreu is creative director at Switch Brand Communication..
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.
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
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.
Gideon Galloway is the CEO of King Price Insurance..
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..
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 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 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 Palmer is a director in the commercial department of Garlicke & Bousfield..
Grant Dunnington was appointed Group CEO of SBV Services (Pty) Ltd in September 2001..
Grant Marshbank is COO of VSc Solutions..
Grant Shippey is the CEO and Founder of Amorphous New Media in Johannesburg. Grant has incubated and launched a number of digital initiatives.
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 two books on conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media.
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 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.
|Henrie 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.
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.
|Ilse 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.
South African style icon Jackie Burger has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years, having worked in retail marketing, publishing and television..
Jaco Barnard is Head of Retail at Wipro South Africa..
James Hurford International Professional Speaker Bestselling Author
James has over 25 years of experience working in top London Advertising Agencies. He's been a creative on accounts such as; British Airways, British Telecom, Barclays Wealth, Mercedes Benz and Shell.
James now brings his communication and selling skills to individuals and businesses in South Africa and around the world.
Call: (+27) 074 254 5811
Jan Kühn is a director of INOVO, a contact centre business solution provider..
|Jason (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 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 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.
Jeffery Nemeth was appointed president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA), effective January 1, 2010. In addition to his role as president and CEO of FMCSA, Nemeth was also appointed president and CEO of Ford sub-Saharan Africa, effective October 2013..
Jeff Osborne heads up the Gumtree Automotive Team from their office in Johannesburg. Jeff has decades of experience in the motor industry and served as the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry for 13 years.
Jenna is the owner of bespoke PR agency, Jenna McArthur PR..
Jessica Knight is the Senior Executive responsible for the Business Solutions division of UCS Solutions, part of the Business Connexion Group. Prior to her current role she was instrumental in launching 'inthebag.co.za' in 2000, the online shopping business which evolved into the current Woolworths online channel.
Jess is Retail Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Jim Freeze is senior vice president at Aspect Software..
Johan is an Anthropologist by education, but his career took him on a journey of being a passionate educator and mentor to many students in Business Studies and Visual Arts. He is a certified digital marketer and social media storyteller.
Johan Walters, Digital Marketing Specialist, helps organisations to use data and analytics to track the performance of their online campaigns against their business objectives. Walters has over 14 years of experience in the digital and online market.
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 Loos is Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB Home Loans..
Specialties: Leadership Navigator, Trend Curator, Innovationist, Business Strategist, Public Speaker, Inspirator, Mentor.
Jon Copestake is the Economist Intelligence Unit's Chief Retail & Consumer Goods analyst and is also the Editor of the Worldwide Cost of Living and Liveability surveys..
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.
Let me help you with all your digital marketing needs. I offer onsite and offsite training as well as consultancy.
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 Smith is head of the Woolworths Good Business Journey (Sustainability Programme). He is responsible for the strategy, structure and integration across the business to deliver its over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change..
Justine Krige is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Jyoti Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.
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..
Customer Experience Professional and Facilitator. Founder of Kele Communications.
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..
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!.
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..
Course Consultant at GetSmarter and Contributor for Bizcommunity..
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.
Krystal Schär has been working as a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town for two years on a number of brands across various categories..
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..
Lauren Durant is Director at Isilumko Activate. She's been with the company since its inception over two decades ago, and has contributed significantly to the evolution of the business to one of the market leaders in the activations space.
Leana Engelbrecht is a senior associate in the Competition Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Leanne Freeman is the Consumer Research Manager at BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za). She has been involved in market research for over 13 years, having worked internationally as well as locally across all methodologies.
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
Lindsay Britz is the Regional Marketing Manager for Magic Software South Africa. She is responsible for marketing functions including proliferation of the Magic brand into SA and Sub-Sahara.
Lindy Barbour is a director of Franchize Directions. Lindy has been involved in the development of a number of successful franchisors and has been instrumental in their expansion strategies..
Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.intervate.com/Pages/default.aspx..
Lisa Reid joined Truth as Managing Director in July 2014. Prior to Truth, she worked for Virgin Active South Africa as Head of Customer Relationship Management to drive the business towards Customer Centricity.
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 Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
Lucy Signorelli is a partner at Adams & Adams..
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.
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.
Magda is an English-speaking marketing manager at International Coupons, a Poland based e-commerce group that maintains a chain of coupon code sites in 12 countries. She looks after South Africa's Picodi.co.za - a coupon code website that collects online codes and deals from popular online retailers..
Manfred Kube is the Head of M2M Segment at Gemalto.
Creative, focused, goal driven, loyal and a team player with a passion for relationship building through targeted communication and networking - with a knack for organising almost anything under the sun!.
Mario Landman is the head of the Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain Management..
Digital communications director at Boomtown.
|Marthinus Van Loggerenberg|
Marthinus van Loggerenberg is the Senior Strategic Planner at FCB Cape Town. He obtained an MBA Cum Laude at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is in the final phase of his PhD on brand strategy.
Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.
Matthew is Head of Media at NATIVE VML. He is addicted to everything and anything digital.
Behold Mbongeleni Hlomuka. A slinger of words, a super content writer working on his cape.
Megan Badenhorst is a candidate attorney in the Competition Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
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..
An expert in digital marketing, social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage people in a digital world. Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..
Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
Mogorosi is part of McCann Johannesburg strategy team and has seven years' experience as strategic planner. His passion lies in finding insights that will unlock a brand's full potential and value. LinkedIn: Mogorosi Mashilo Twitter: @mogorosi28.
Motunrayo Shafau is a public relations associate at Jovago, Africa's leading hotel booking website. She loves to edit and create content on a wide range of topics ranging from faith to international relations and everything in-between..
Managing Director and Founder at Voiceland An avid reader of literature, biographies & business magazines. A serial jazz collector who has a practical approach to life! www.voiceland.co.za.
Nadia Rawjee is the director of strategy and finance at Uzenzele Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Nadia Rawjee has experience in industries ranging from FMCG to manufacturing and mining because of family interest and her involvement in an influential African network called Intra Business Network.
Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher and founder of the Image Supremacy Movement. He is a world recognised authority on global digital trends, image complexities how they impact business performances and create global age skill shifts.
Natasha Wright is a senior associate in Trade Mark Litigation at Adams & Adams..
Ndibu Motaung is the head of Commercial Property at Lightstone Property, a data and analytics company. She has eight years of experience gained in property research and seven years in management consulting roles as a principal consultant and project manager..
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.
Former Ombudsman for Banking Services, Advocate Neville Melville has extensive experience in the dispute resolution field. He founded the Independent Complaints Directorate before becoming Banking Ombudsman, in which capacity he served for seven years.
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
SEO Manager at AdFicient.
Nivin Xavier is an entrepreneur and marketer from his ninth grade. Failures and success seasoned Digital Marketer exploring the relationship between business, humans, data and technology for refined human experiences.
|Nkem Ndem V|
Nkem Ndem V is a young, dynamic, and brisk freelance writer and online journalist with interests in online writing(web content and blogging), social media, internet marketing, PR, SEO and mobile marketing..
Ntando Kubheka holds an MBA from Nelson Mandela University Business School. He is an innovator and tech-entrepreneur.
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..
Paul holds a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria, as well as completing the Programme in Business Communication from the University of South Africa Centre for Business Management. He has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology space..
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 Case is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa..
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 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 is passionate about helping businesses create great customer experiences by providing tools to measure critical retail and service analytics. His skill set includes operational retail and back office experience, as well as customer service management..
Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Franchisor for ActionCOACH in Southern Africa. The fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally.
CEO of Agilitude.
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.
Richard Rattue is MD/Compliance Officer at Compli-Serve SA..
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.
Robbie Johnson is Retail Manager at DCC..
Robyn has worked as a marketing leader in the technology and internet field for over 20 years for some of the globe's largest companies based out of London. Robyn returned to Cape Town to merge this experience with her first love, fashion and was South Africa's first fashion blogger, commentator and stylist, and ran the popular blog www.robyncooke-styleguide.co.za, since 2008....
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 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.
Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
Sachin Ram-Asary is principal consultant at BSG..
Sane Mdlalose is an associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa..
Sarah Boumphrey is Head of Strategic, Economic and Consumer Insight at Euromonitor International..
Managing Director at In2IT Technologies South Africa.
With 18 years of personal experience in the internet communications field, Cundill researches and pioneers communication and technology solutions that have proven potential to change the face of business. Fiercely authentic with a drive - he is passionate about empowering any kind of business with the technology to inspire and cultivate sincerity and relevance through original 'Communication Journeys.'.
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 Radcliffe is the head of content for Bizcommunity Retail.
Shaneev Boodoo is research analyst at BMi Research..
Shawn Henning is analytics director at BMi Research, a leading full-service consumer and industrial retail research service provider and pricing specialist with more than 30 years' experience in the South African and African research industry working across a wide range of methodologies and markets..
Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry..
Managing Director at Black Pepper Properties.
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 Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Content Studio..
Stephen Sandmann is a Senior Digital Strategist at Quirk. He has a keen interest in everything digital..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
Co-founder and MD at Lava Digital Agency.
Stuart Hill of design agency Red Pixel, a Primedia Lifestyle Group company that falls within Primedia Unlimited's Mall Division.
Lead Strategist at Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency.
|Su-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..
Head of Marketing at DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa..
Sven Hammar is co-founder and CEO of Apica, a provider of powerful, best-in-class technology for testing, monitoring, and optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. He has decade-long experience and expertise in web performance and web optimization, e-commerce, cloud services, IT entrepreneurship and the Internet.
|Tatjana 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 Moosa contributes to various business and news publications around the world. He is content writer at Cape Town-based digital marketing company Rogerwilco..
A passionate Business Leader in Marketing, Communications and all things business; from the "idea" to the "go to market moment". Love my family, friends, wildlife, travel , reading and business..
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 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..
Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..
Tiffany Conley is a senior associate at Adams & Adams..
|Val Bourdos Nichas|
Owner of VBN Consultants. A respected leader and visionary with solid business experience spanning nearly 30 years.
|Vijay 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..
Walter Pike (@walterpike), the founder of PiKE | New Marketing (www.pike.co.za), brings data, tech, social science and marketing, advertising and PR skills together in a Social 3.0 methodology called DIRECTED ACTIVISM which he then deploys in brands, social change and political election campaigns. Provides INSIGHTS into Social Networks by analysing their structure and the roles of participants and recommends strategy based on that. Professional PUBLIC SPEAKER on the future of Advertising..
Warren Harding is a public speaker, event Emcee and the presenter of BizTakeouts, the marketing and media show on 2oceansvibe radio. Each week Harding chats to the industry leaders and newsmakers from the African and South African marketing, media, digital and advertising industries.
|Wimpie van Rensburg|
Wimpie van Rensburg is the country manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Riverbed Technology.
CEO at Digital Solutions Group (DSG).
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.