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Ailsa WingfieldAilsa Wingfield

Ailsa Wingfield currently serves as head of thought leadership across Nielsen's global emerging markets, with responsibility for helping companies 'future-proof' their businesses through strategic foresight, knowledge creation and thought leadership curatorship. Ailsa has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry..

Amanda StopsAmanda Stops

Amanda Stops is the CEO of South African Council of Shopping Centres..

Anton van HeerdenAnton van Heerden

Anton Van Heerden is the executive Vice President: Africa & Middle East at Sage..

Bandile NdzisheBandile Ndzishe

CEO & Founder at Bandzishe Group & Bandzishe Foundation | CMO-Level Marketer | LGBTIQ+ Workplace & Business Activist | Marketing Columnist | LGBTIQ+ Diversity & Inclusion Columnist Bandile is a Prolific Growth Driver, a seasoned CMO-Level Marketer, a multi-faceted EXCO and Director Level Marketing Mastermind who delivers a broad range of Strategic Marketing Planning and Marketing Management Services that guarantee measurable results Bandzishe Group is a global Bespoke, Integrated and Strategic Marketing Strategy consultancy Bandzishe Foundation is an African Institute for LGBTIQ+ Workplace, Business & Leadership Inclusions.

Brandon WilliamsBrandon Williams

Director and founder of the Creative Shop Group, including Creative Shop Retail Shopfitting, Blackline Interiors and Creative Kids Beds..

Brendon WilliamsonBrendon Williamson

Brendon Williamson is CSO at DPO PayGate, which processes payments for over 25,000 online merchants in Southern Africa. DPO PayGate (previously PayGate, VCS and PayThru) is a subsidiary of The Pan-African payments Group, Direct Pay Online (DPO)..

Bronwyn WilliamsBronwyn Williams

Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..

Camilla LorCamilla Lor

Camilla Lor is the regional executive at Canal Walk..

Cari CoetzeeCari Coetzee

Cari Coetzee is a contributor to Bizcommunity Tourism, Agriculture and Lifestyle..

Caroline CurrieCaroline Currie

Caroline Currie is sales and marketing director for The Clarion Group. Clarion Retail is a division of The Clarion Group specializing in offering creative in-store print branding solutions with a cutting edge approach to industry innovations..

Claudia RothClaudia Roth

Claudia Roth is the founder of Soul Luxury..

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.

Daniella ShapiroDaniella Shapiro

Daniella Shapiro is Founder and CEO of DaniellaShapiro.com, a consulting company on the front lines of marketing, social media and branding strategies. Daniella recently launched the Oolala Collection Club, an e-commerce proudly South African, unisex, cutting-edge skincare and lifestyle brand.

Dave NemethDave Nemeth

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 SieffDavid Sieff

David Sieff is the marketing director at Kia Motors South Africa..

Dr Greg ClineDr Greg Cline

Greg Cline joined Investec Import Solutions is 2012 and is currently head of corporate accounts. His responsibilities include managing business operations and CRM for Investec Import Solutions' client base. Prior, Cline was business development director at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for regional enterprise sales, strategy and marketing operations.

Dumisani BenguDumisani Bengu

Dumisani Bengu is Head of Franchising at Absa..

Eben EsterhuizenEben Esterhuizen

Eben has over 20 years retail, pharma & FMCG experience in South Africa. He understands consumer & shopper behaviour patterns, and is an expert in CE.

Efi DahanEfi Dahan

Efi Dahan is PayPal's general manager for Africa, Middle East, Russia and Turkey..

Elizabeth Lee MingElizabeth Lee Ming

Elizabeth Lee Ming is the head of consumer experiences at Pernod Ricard South Africa. She is passionate about digital and CRM and driving thought leadership in consumer-centricity.

Gabrielle MixonGabrielle Mixon

Fashion Researcher and Trend Analyst at TrendER.

Gaopaleloe MothoagaeGaopaleloe Mothoagae

Gaopaleloe Mothoagae is head of Sustainability and Transformation at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa. She is a visionary and inspirational leader with more than 12 years' experience in financial management and corporate affairs management..

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.

Gavin BlowsGavin Blows

Gavin Blows is MD at Abacus Asset Management..

Graham Du PlessisGraham Du Plessis

Having first started out in the ad tech environment alongside some of the largest local digital publishers, Graham is now the Head of Mobile at South Africa's leading online fashion retailer, Zando, and is able to dive headfirst into the existing and ever-growing space of the mobile environment..

Hein KernHein Kern

Hein Kern is territory manager at RSA Southern Africa, the security division of Dell EMC..

Ina LopionIna Lopion

Ina Lopion has headed up the asset management division at Vukile Property Fund since 2010. After completing a BSc degree at the University of Stellenbosch, she worked in the insurance industry for six years.

Jackie BurgerJackie Burger

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..

Jainita KhatriJainita Khatri

I am passionate about customer relationships, and how people and partnerships drive long term sustainable solutions. I enjoy and have delivered several innovative and creative solutions in the South African FMCG industry. Have worked for Procter and Gamble and Coca-cola, before creating Prana Business Consulting..

Janine Hollesen

Janine Hollesen is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..

Jannine AdamsJannine Adams

Jannine Adams is the senior marketing manager at Amadeus Southern Africa, with over 20 years' experience in the travel industry. What drives Adams is being able to bring creative, innovative and forward-thinking solutions to the 10 Southern African countries she oversees..

Jessica TennantJessica Tennant

Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

Jonathan RobinsonJonathan Robinson

Jonathan Robinson is the founder of Bean There Coffee Company. He works with African coffee producers across the continent - often having the privilege of visiting them.

Justin SmithJustin Smith

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..

Kamogelo MmutlanaKamogelo Mmutlana

Kamogelo Mmutlana, chief executive officer of Barloworld Logistics, is a qualified industrial engineer with 21 years of senior business executive experience in operations and management in varied sectors including logistics, industrial, automotive, food services, hospitality and rail. His track record leading complex, blue chip companies and driving innovation spans high profile businesses including Fedics Food Services, BMW SA and Super Group subsidiary SGE - where he was the divisional CEO of Fleet Africa for nine years prior to joining Barloworld..

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..

Kevin TuckerKevin Tucker

Kevin Tucker is the CEO and founder of PriceCheck..

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor.

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She's also on the 2018 Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, was an #Inspiring50 nominee, and can be reached at ....

Lindy LeeLindy Lee

Lindy Lee is the sales & service management head: Retail at T-Systems South Africa.

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.

Mark MahoneyMark Mahoney

Mark Mahoney is Manager eCommerce Services at Aramex South Africa..

Maroefah SmithMaroefah Smith

Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film, and words..

Maryla MasojadaMaryla Masojada

Maryla Masojada is co-founder and MD of Trade Intelligence, South Africa's pre-eminent source of retail business research, analysis and capability building solutions. TI has been providing powerful insight commentary and profiles on the South African consumer goods retail landscape and its players to over 40 of SA's leading multinational and local consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and service providers, since 2004..

Molefi MoloantoaMolefi Moloantoa

Molefi Moloantoa is the CEO at Primedia Unlimited Malls..

Monica HallinMonica Hallin

Monica Hallin is CEO of Vindico Group, a listed Swedish specialist in security products, systems and technologies. Ms Hallin has 30 years of experience from management positions in the security and retail industries..

Morné StoltzMorné Stoltz

Morné Stoltz is Head of Business Insurance at MiWay..

Mungo ParkMungo Park

President of leading Southern African supply chain and operations management association Sapics. During Park's twenty year career in supply chain he has always considered supply chain efficiency a key contributor to business value.

Nicola CooperNicola Cooper

Nicola Cooper is a trend researcher, analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates (NC&A)..

Peter MillerPeter Miller

Peter Miller is the head of Retail at wiGroup, a mobile transactions company creating an interoperable platform for mobile transactions..

Rachel ThompsonRachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson has 16 years of experience in market research, working first for Research International and then moving to GfK South Africa in 2009. She has experience across a wide range of research disciplines and a strong interest in innovation.

Robyn CookeRobyn Cooke

Robyn Cooke is head of e-commerce at TFG. She 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.

Roland PeensRoland Peens

Roland Peens is the Director of Wine Cellar - Fine wine merchants..

Simone MusgraveSimone Musgrave

Simone Musgrave is the founder of Musgrave Gin..

Tony Da FonsecaTony Da Fonseca

Tony Da Fonseca is the MD of the OBC Group and chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)..

Zandile MakhobaZandile Makhoba

Zandile joined JLL in 2015 as head of research. She is responsible for the company's analysis of the real estate market conditions and developing a market outlook to inform strategic decisions by various stakeholders in the industry..