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 .
|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.
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..
General Manager at First For Phoenix.
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..
Beverley Klein is the editor of the Marketing Media South Africa section on Bizcommunity.com. With a background in journalism and historical studies, she's dived into the world of industry news, curating content, writing and interviewing thought leaders.
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.
|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 years.
|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..
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who focuses on how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging customer experiences that creates value for brands and their patrons..
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.
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.
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.
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 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..
Donovan Marais, Channel Manager at Sage Pay.
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.
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..
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is an international real estate franchise company with real estate agents across the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa.
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.
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..
Gideon Galloway is the CEO of King Price Insurance..
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..
Grant Dunnington was appointed Group CEO of SBV Services (Pty) Ltd in September 2001..
Grant Marshbank is COO of VSc Solutions..
|Harry van Huyssteen|
Harry van Huyssteen is the Custodian to the Arivia.kom Transport Forum..
Hein Pretorius is founder and CEO of Onpro Consulting..
Henrie Geyser joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food, and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.
Hiten Parmar currently serves as the acting director of the national uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme. Hiten is one of the founding staff members since the establishment of the uYilo Programme in 2013 when he joined the programme as senior engineer in electric vehicle systems..
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is the Group Editor for IT, Automotive, and Logistics at Bizcommunity.com. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
Jaco Barnard is Head of Retail at Wipro South Africa..
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.
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
A driven and open-minded individual who believes in the power of the written word..
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.
John Loos is Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB Home Loans..
Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur.
Joseph Neusu is the Group Digital Marketing Manager for Adclick Africa. He also offers digital marketing consulting services.
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..
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..
Course Consultant at GetSmarter and Contributor for Bizcommunity..
Krystal Schär has been working as a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town for two years on a number of brands across various categories..
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.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor..
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 and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, 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.
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 Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
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!.
Digital communications director at Boomtown.
Martin Vergunst is Business Solutions Executive at T-Systems South Africa..
Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.
Behold Mbongeleni Hlomuka. A slinger of words, a super content writer working on his cape.
Michael Frans is Head of Business Development & Strategy, Sales & Service Automotive / Manufacturing Industries at T-Systems South Africa..
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..
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.
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.
I started out in the world of social media growing Africa's largest Online Travel Agency, Travelstart's presence from just around 1500 followers to over 3 million across the globe, a community which was also one of the most highly engaged in the industry. A creative problem solver who values honest marketing, I believe in demystifying what happens on social so that businesses are more clued up as to how they're achieving their goals..
|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..
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..
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..
CEO of Agilitude.
Rhys Evans is the Director of ALCO-Safe, suppliers of superior drug and alcohol testing equipment and accessories throughout Africa.
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....
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.'.
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..
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..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
Lead Strategist at Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency.
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.
Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..
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).
Walter has decades long experience in advertising, PR, digital marketing and social media both as a practitioner and as an academic. As a public speaker; Speaks on the future of advertising in the post - broadcast era.
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.