Adam is an experienced businessman in the creative industry with a demonstrated history of working both locally and internationally in the marketing and branding industry, building key customer engagement experience in my early years on both brand and trade with BAT SA before switching to agency....
Hook, Line & Sinker (HLS) is an award winning content agency that helps fellow brands across Africa to find the right hook and deliver the ultimate marketing and communications sinker!.
Executive Producer at The Star Film Company.
Adrian Goslett is CEO and regional director of RE/MAX Southern Africa. He joined RE/MAX Southern Africa in 2005 as a franchise development consultant, supporting various regions and offices.
Aileen Lamb is the CEO of New Media, the company that owns Eat Out. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of media - in the UK and South Africa - and was the driving force behind the digitisation and relaunch of successful media brands including Eat Out, VISI and Woolworths TASTE..
Ailsa Wingfield is Executive Director: Intelligence for Nielsen Global Markets. She helps companies capture today and tomorrow's prospects by identifying and exploring demand generating trends through strategic foresight, knowledge and thought leadership creation. With a passion for Africa and Middle East, she established the Africa Prospects Indicator which determines overall country prospects and the sources of potential, across economic, business, consumer and retail metrics.
Alan Knott-Craig is a South African entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Project Isizwe as well as executive chairman of Hero Telecoms, Ever Africa, and Happimo NPC..
Dr Albertus Marais is a founding director of AJM tax consultancy business..
"Tonton" Ali Diallo is an award-winning Senegalese American telecom entrepreneur, futurist, angel investor and venture builder. He is the founder and managing partner of United Ventures, a global startup studio that builds, funds and scales early-stage companies in the Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) sector.
Allan Dickson is the independent chairman at redPanda Software. He has more than fifty years of experience in the IT industry and holds qualifications in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Information Resource Management from Harvard Business School. Dickson is one of the most experienced retail systems people in SA.
Alleta Liebenberg is a freelance business writer with a BCompt degree and a background in accounting, risk and education. A constant learner, she gets excited about writing for people and companies who are making a difference in the South African reality.
Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp. In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship.
Alon Fittinghoff is one of the leading B2B marketing technologists in Africa. Integral to this role is the ability to understand the strategic thinking behind the marketing strategy, and to then identify and employ the right technology (and the nuances of each) to be implemented to achieve the marketing objectives in the most effective way..
Founder of one of the largest baby/parenting platforms in South Africa, Amanda is passionate about empowering parents, leveraging her own parenting journey to educate others and influence purchasing decisions. Amanda is an aggressive brand builder and is passionate about strategically growing brands to increase top and bottom-line results and has combined her communications excellence with FMCG brands..
Amelia Brown is a Cape Town-based freelance writer, editor and creative with more than a decade's experience working in publishing across food and travel, fashion and lifestyle, decor and design..
My role at Influencer Matchmaker involves working with both brands and influencers to form effective and mutually beneficial partnerships. I have represented many well-known influencers and celebrities and built relationships with countless international brands..
Anand Yedery is Regional Head of Marketing and Sales, South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) for Cathay Pacific..
Innovative thinker, Digital extraordinaire, Quick learner and Exceptional executor for media strategies..
I provide free-lance writing, proofreading and editing services..
I still believe, good research can change business and society, by creating a groundswell of better decisions..
Andrew Bourne is Zoho's regional manager for the Africa region and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and has spent the last five years focusing on the implementation and testing of various business technologies.
Andrew Dabbs is a digital media strategist at The MediaShop..
Having started his first business venture as a varsity student, Andrew Weinberg is now a seasoned entrepreneur whose customer engagement and incentives solutions business, Retail Engage, is changing the game for the South African second-tier retail base. The Entrepreneur of the Year competition (sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners) named Andrew Weinberg as this year's overall competition winner..
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and 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..
Angela Madlala joined Ogilvy South Africa as Chief People Officer, in January 2015, with a solid background in integrated talent management. In her 12-year career, she has overseen multiple functional areas, including training and development, recruitment, diversity and organizational effectiveness..
The marketing and media industry is no stranger to Angelika who has two decades of experience in brand and agency management. Angelika has a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from the Institute of Management (IMM) and is an accredited facilitator, mediator and negotiator through AFSA (Arbitration Facilitation South Africa) Her strengths include managing all media agency types related to all commercial and process-based issues, with a special focus on contract negotiation, performance management and good governance..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Anice Hassim is the CEO, Founder and majority shareholder of the immedia ecosystem. He is a speaker and educator around digital trends, strategy and marketing, and helps brands better understand and negotiate the digital space.
|Anja van Beek|
Anja van Beek is an independent leadership consultant, talent strategist and coach..
Ann-Mari Höfinger is head of Product Strategy and Research at GetSmarter, a brand of 2U..
Anna Collard is the senior vice president of content strategy and tech evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa.
|Annelize van Rensburg|
Annelize van Rensburg is a director at Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa. She is also Leader of Signium's Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice..
Anton has over 18 years' experience in guiding businesses to greater profitability using technology and data, and is passionate about working with partners to realise the innovative potential of their data. Omnisient makes it much faster and very affordable to create data partnerships with other organisations or internal departments, while protecting customer privacy and information security..
Arisha Saroop's story is a wonderful one. She joined The MediaShop's Durban team as the office's media receptionist and is now calling the shots as the Business Unit Manager.
Armand Mukenge is a digital marketing strategist. He advises companies and brands throughout Africa in digital strategy, content direction, insight analysis, strategic branding, and eCommerce.
Asante contributes to the short and long-term organizational planning and strategy for We Clean It All as the Operations Manager. Under Ganizani Consulting Services she is the Key Accounts Manager.
Austin Efienamokwu is the CEO of Universal McCann Nigeria, established in Nigeria in 2000 as a strategic media planning and buying agency that leverages Better Science to create Better Art that drives Better Outcomes for its clients..
Azure Fey (Janneker) is a Media and Crisis Communications Practitioner with 18 years experience working in corporate South Africa. Former journalist and former Media and Crisis Communications Manager at SAB and AB InBev..
Babalwa is an award-winning Social Media & Digital Consultant who consistently leads her clients to create work that meaningfully connects with audiences across the African continent. She's young, and unafraid to make her voice heard from telco to tech to the financial sector she has worked across a number of brands as a content strategist..
Sponsorship Manager at Old Mutual looking after music, sport and lifestyle projects...passionate about local talent and helping showcase it to a broader audience..
CEO at One Channel.
Berry Everitt is the CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group, which is one of the top five estate agency companies in South Africa and widely recognised for its innovative marketing methods, its technological leadership - and its absolute dedication to achieving exceptional customer service. Everitt is the youngest son of the group's founders, Charles and Tilla Everitt, and has been involved in the business since it was established in 1988..
Bianca Marie Delport studied Linguistics and English literature before entering the content marketing industry in 2011. In 2014, she joined the National Positions team and has since then established herself as one of the company's leading content specialists.
|Bonga Mpungose Smanga|
Bonga Mpungose is the co-founder and New Business Director of FRESH AF a business to business and business to consumer branded content and content marketing specialist. The business has over 11 years of experience in the field with clients that range from SOEs to blue-chip private sector businesses.
Bonnie Ramaila is an international communication consultant. She previously worked in the private and public sector as a communication expert.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.
In my marketing career, I've worked on client and agency side for brands like Woolworths, Kauai, MTV, Nickelodeon and as Brand Activations Director of Adidas. No-one (especially me) could grasp this "youth mindset" or seemed to get this right..
|Brandon de Kock|
Brandon de Kock is an award-winning author, photographer, editor, and speaker who is director of storytelling for WhyFive Insights..
Business Owner, SETA Accredited Business Facilitator and Keynote Speaker on Entrepreneurship, Business Growth Strategies and Economic Transformation..
Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups, wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.
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)..
Brent Haumann is the Managing Director at Striata, Africa where he leads the African business providing strategy, direction and market-positioning for the region..
As the guardian of New Media's brand, my role is to ensure South Africa's leading content agency is properly represented..
Brett Morris is the CEO of Nahana Communications Group. In 2014 Brett was appointed Group Chief Executive and has since been voted by his peers as most admired agency leader in Johannesburg for five years in a row and three times across South Africa..
Brett Rogers, culture lead at Cape Town advertising agency HaveYouHeard and content curator for In_, a channel of content, which showcases cultural forces that are changing the world. It aims to inform, inspire and entertain the viewer and does so with multimedia posts, including podcasts, videos, google trends, mini Q+A's and more.
Brian Eagar is the founder and group CEO of TowerStone. From being voted as the naughtiest kid most likely to fail at school, Brian Eagar found success in the information and technology sector as a young sales and marketing executive, culminating in an executive sales and strategy role for one of the Siemens businesses based in Germany.
Director of Sales Engineering at Mimecast.
|Bridget von Holdt|
Bridget von Holdt is the Business Director at BCW Africa. Bridget's experience in public relations spans over 30 years and is a registered APR. A revered name in South African Public Relations and communication circles and a recipient of the PRISM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, Bridget is known for her vision to see beyond the conventional in the communication industry..
In her role as MediaCom South Africa MD, Britta Reid has been responsible for the operations of the agency including executive oversight on buying..
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
Bruce Parker-Forsyth is the CEO of WorldSport South Africa..
Bruce Swain is the MD of Leapfrog Property Group..
Burton Phillips is a Partner at Webber Wentzel..
I am the co-founder and Managing Director at Matte BLK and Matte BLK Printing, digitally native and culturally relevant agencies of modern times. I am a seasoned entrepreneur, public speaker and business mentor.
Candy Dempers has been the Managing Director of MediaHeads 360 since November 2018. Candy has 22 years of experience in the South African media landscape, with 17 of those years being in radio..
Catherine is the head of Digital Transformation at Enlight Strategic. She has over 13 years digital experience and specialises in customer experience (CX), digital disruption, platform and digital maturity analyses, research, and cutting though the noise, to find simple, pragmatic solutions to complex challenges..
Catherine Wijnberg is the Director and Founder of the Fetola Foundation (www.fetola.co.za).
Cecil Ungerer is the Chief Sales Officer at in-store advertising innovators Smart Media..
Celeste Sirin is an employer branding specialist, speaker, facilitator and founder of Employer Branding SA which aims to develop employer banding best practice in South Africa by educating South African leaders. She is a leading authority in positioning and elevating employer brands for companies, offering extensive insight into local, African and international employer branding trends..
Vacchiano graduated from Madrid Complutense University in Economics and Tourism. After participating in several seminars in Business Administration and Management in USA (UCLA and YALE) he started working as a consultant....
As a reputation specialist at Reputation Matters, Chanell has a passion for communication and strives to achieve excellence in every aspect of her life. Being a mother of twins, she understands that balance is key to achieve success and excellence..
Chantal Gouws has worked in the travel industry for over 16 years. In 2013, she started the independent travel consultant (ITC) brand for FCTG, today is known as FCA, Flight Centre Associates..
Charles Siboto is a delightful, youngish person. He firmly believes that kindness matters and cannot abide people who are asshats..
I am a results-driven designer who strategically combines creative skills with technical know-how, to develop a presence that brings a brand to life. With the end goal always top-of-mind, I align everything I do to a brand's objective, guaranteeing the memorability and success of its final chapter.
Having lived in Thailand, South Korea, and the U.K, Chelsey finally returned home to South Africa in 2016 where she now sails the adventurous tides of travel content writing. While she has a special focus on the travel industry, she also creates written content across multiple industries.
Chiedza Gonyora is a senior anthropologist at Demographica..
Chirene Campbell is the Managing Director of Owlhurst Communications. Chirene has 19 years in the PR consultancy environment and a great love for media relations and content creation.
Chris Botha is Group Managing Director, The MediaShop, Johannesburg. Chris started his life in media when he was a student at the University of the Free State.
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: az.oc.srewerb@sirhc.
|Chris de Beer|
Africa Regional Manager at InfoSource..
Chris Doyle is the co-founder and director at Divicii..
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.
Chris Ogden is Managing Director at RubiBlue.
UrbanHouse Media's director Cindy Kidger is a seasoned public relations practitioner with the scars to prove it. With a background in journalism, her knowledge and understanding of the SA media industry is invaluable..
Cindy Preller is a lecturer in Corporate Communication at Nelson Mandela University. She writes in her personal capacity..
Cindy-Lee Minnaar is an impactor, communications specialist and the co-founder of Indika Communications..
Claire Denham-Dyson started studying anthropology at the university currently known as Rhodes and then moved to UCT. After finishing her Honours degree she moved back to Johannesburg and through fate or luck she found that Warren Moss (CEO of Demographica) was looking for an anthropologist.
General Country Manager at Xero SA.
Craig Hannabus has spent his entire adult life in the technology and marketing industry, exploring both the development and the content creation aspects of it. He is currently a senior digital strategist..
Craig Schwabe is a geospatial specialist at Africascope, and focuses on the use of accessibility methods in the optimizing of government services and retail outlets. Over more than 12 years he has assisted companies in the motor industry as well as the financial and retail sectors with optimizing their retail networks.
|Daan Du Toit|
Daan Du Toit is the co-founder and MD of Mark1, a full service media agency part of the proudly 100% Black-owned Duke Group of companies..
Dale is the sales director at Open Communications, an independent communications solutions provider specialising in integrating best-in-class technologies with real-world situations..
Damon is regional chief creative officer for DDB in New Zealand and Australia. Before that, ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and global ECD of Standard Bank.
My 4 decades of media and communication experience have aided me to offer in-depth training through AceCube PR to spokespeople, company executives and senior managers so that they are able to recognise and optimise opportunities for digital media interaction..
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.
Daniel Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. As the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio and a published film and theatre journalist of 40 years, teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa and internationally the past 22 years.
Darren Johnston is a copywriter at Stratitude..
Dave founded BOO! in 2005 and has been a thought leader in the OOH industry for many years. Prior to that Dave was a founder partner and director of IOL.
An accomplished and seasoned digital marketing specialist with 12 years of entrepreneurial, digital agency and corporate experience ranging from multinationals to bespoke SMEs. With specialities within the consumer and customer experience, relationship management environment and technical experience across multiple CRM suites, his blended digital experience is bedded in digital strategy, campaign planning and business development..
I'm a freelance copywriter who has worked for some of the biggest advertising agencies in the country. I have experience in above and below the line advertising - having won awards, locally and internationally, for both.
David Frost is CEO of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association - SATSA..
David Jenkins is the founding partner at Mickey Llew. He has worked with well-known brands and companies across several industries including financial services, FMCG and retail, mining, IT and more where organic and paid media strategies are crafted, created, launched and managed. In his role he is responsible for managing and driving Mickey Llew's client strategy with internal and external stakeholders..
Founder of MySociaLife, SA's Premier Digital Life Skills Program in Schools. Writer, editor, and owner of long-time journalism hub, Mediaweb South Africa..
Debbie Hathway is an award-winning writer, with a special interest in the arts, luxury brands and travel..
I am an award-winning senior journalist, who has been published in leading publications across Africa and beyond. I'm fortunate to feature coverage about luxury lifestyle, travel and watches as well as international and local property investment in my portfolio..
Deirdre King is Managing Director of Jacaranda FM. King has extensive experience in marketing, communications, business, and content sectors.
Derek Martin is the Founder and CEO of TrevPAR World and is a Total Revenue Specialist with over 10 years of hospitality experience across brands such as Pan Pacific Hotel Group, Carlson Rezidor, Leading Hotels of the World as well as IHG..
Client Service Manager - Tax at Meredith Harington.
Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.
Devan Moonsamy is the CEO of ICHAF Training Institute. ICHAF offers SETA-approved training in business skills, computer use, and soft skills.
Devon Meerholz is Chief Creative Officer at IMImobile, a global software and solutions group with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Devon's unique approach to creativity is put to good use at IMImobile's Johannesburg office.
Di Brown is a freelance travel writer based in Cape Town. Part of the tourism industry for the last 20 years, Di is a supporter of responsible tourism, advocates for animal rights in tourism and is a keen amateur photographer..
Head of On-Demand content at Kagiso Media, overseeing podcasting for East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM, and Project head of ECR's East Coast Gold digital radio station. Before that, Diane led ECR's video unit, East Coast TV and was Managing News Editor for over a decade..
Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on moc.uoygnitekramdnagnidnarb@annod or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Doros Hadjizenonos is Regional Sales Director Southern Africa at Fortinet.
Douglas Kruger is the bestselling author of nine business books with Penguin, including the global release: Virus-Proof Your Small Business. Meet him at www.douglaskruger.com, or email moc.rekaepsregurksalguod@ofni..
|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..
|Dr Carla Enslin|
Dr Carla Enslin is one of the founding members and Head of Strategy and New Business Development at The IIE's Vega School, a Teaching Fellow at UCT's Graduate School of Business, and deputy chair of the Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA)..
|Dr. Gleb Tsipursky|
CEO at Disaster Avoidance Experts.
Founder of Deep Learning Café at Deep Learning Café..
Dustin is Managing Partner of Razor, the PR, reputation and culture and communications agency in the M&C Saatchi Group. Dustin is recognised as one of the top reputation managers and communicators in Europe, Africa and the Middle East - having being named by the Holmes Report / PROvoke Media as one of its top 25 innovators in public relations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2019..
Dylan Fortune is a creatively led strategic business thinker who is fascinated with the intersection of where people, philosophy, business and technological innovation meet, and how they can be leveraged to drive business growth in a rapidly evolving world. As Head of Innovation at MetropolitanRepublic, he excels at working alongside clients to critically examine their businesses and increase the value their brands deliver to consumers - putting his MBA and his marketing degrees to good use..
PR & Communications at AFDA /Alumni / Festivals.
Edward matriculated in 1992 after which he performed military service and began his working career in printing by studying electronic origination at the South African Printing College. Edward eventually became an account executive for Oakes and Associates at Investec Bank.
I am a driven and extremely hard working individual, with a keen eye for business ideas and opportunities..
Emily Djock is a content writer for Big Ambitions. With a background in scientific publishing, Emily combined her expertise at distilling complex information into compelling stories with her love for travel.
CTO for EMEA at Infinidat.
Ernst Wittmann is Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager - Southern Africa, at TCL Communications.
11 years of experience in financial services incorporating, Product Ownership and Management, Personalisation, Project Delivery, Customer Experience Strategies, Digital Transformation Strategic Planning, Competitor Analysis, Partnership Specialisation, Project Management, Technology Services, Cloud Migration, Product Marketing, Insight based Communication Planning, Social Media Community Management, and digitally-led business solutions delivering data-driven customer solutions across digital platforms, spearheading digital adoption and setting the Digital Customer strategy..
Esti Kilian is head of business development and marketing at Itec South Africa. She is a seasoned senior marketing executive, leader and strategist, with expertise in B2B, Channel and B2C marketing..
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.
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
I believe that experiences matter to people and that to create powerful brand experiences, you need to really know what makes people tick, and that means we need to be able to speak to them in real time, all the time..
Public and Private sphere Compliance Officer specialising in Data Protection and Technology. Ezra has an LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
She researches and writes weekly trend observations which delve into the key business and consumer trends that are on their radar. Faeeza combines her background in Actuarial Science and Fashion Design to keep track of a broad spectrum of trends and issues that impact business and society.
Fareez Jouley is the chief innovation officer at Eclipse Communications..
Territory Lead: Public Sector at Altron Karabina.
Federico Dedeau is the Business Development Lead for EMEA at indaHash, a global technology platform that connects more than 589,000 social media influencers with a combined reach of one and a half billion followers to brands around the world. An industry veteran with more than 18 years experience in marketing and advertising and has held positions at some of the leading advertising and media agencies in SA.
Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. Currently, he is the creative lead at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid..
|Filip von Reiche|
Filip von Reiche is the senior vice president, Enablement Services at Acceleration..
Filum Ho is the CEO of South African auto parts and glass specialists Autoboys. Born in Taiwan but now living in South Africa, Filum transitioned from a top career in investment banking at the likes of Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch to shaking up SA's auto parts and glass markets.
Francois Schoeman's professional experience lies in driving business growth through strategic marketing and business company initiatives, including core competencies in governance, management, planning and directing launches for diverse sectors, and is known as a turnaround strategist. Currently, he is the COO of GEMS Property, consulting to more than 65 companies in diverse sectors..
|Francois van Dyk|
Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.
Gaopalelwe Santswere is Executive Chairperson of the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS) on the Nuclear Build Programme in SA. Santswere holds an MSc degree in Applied Radiation Science and Technology and is currently registered with the South African Council for Natural and Applied Scientific Professions (SACNASP) as a Professional Natural Scientist..
Gareth Leck completed his B.Com. degree at the University of Cape Town in 1994 and in 1995 he completed a postgraduate in Marketing at AAA School of Advertising..
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
|Gary van Zyl|
I began my career in 1998 having qualified with my National Diploma in Graphic Design at Technikon Natal in Durban. Over a 16 consecutive year stretch I have worked in Agencies, starting as a Junior Designer to Senior Designer to Art Director, in Durban and Johannesburg on clients ranging from the smallest SMEs to large Corporates.
Founder of Digify Africa, the youth content agency, and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow.
Gayle Edmunds is the special projects editor at Ads24..
Marketing, Media and Technology Expert. A thought leader in content and influencer marketing, media and digital PR..
Managing Director @ autotrader.co.za Pilot Cyclist.
Gerhard Hope is the head of content at NGAGE -The Agency for Industry..
|Gerrit de Villiers|
Gerrit de Villiers completed his Bachelors in electronic engineering at the University of Pretoria and continued his studies with a Master's degree in engineering, specialising in optical sensors for nuclear environments. He then managed several turnkey products for Keystone and Azoteq with a focus on consumer electronics.
Managing Director at Blue Apple.
Chief Executive Officer at Boomtown.
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..
Graeme Palmer is a director in the commercial department of Garlicke & Bousfield..
|Graham Du Plessis|
Experienced digital and marketing professional, with an interest in ecommerce, product development and customer experience. Started in the martch environment before moving into the retail environment at Zando, rising quickly into the management space first as the head of mobile and then heading up the groups marketing initiatives.
Grant Lapping is Managing Director at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. DataCore Media services include digital media strategy, buying and planning across all digital, social media and mobile platforms as well as the implementation and management of the technology organisations need to effectively track and optimise their campaigns..
I am a strategic, creative and analytical problem solver with a curious mind and a passion for sport. I believe that every challenge has a solution - and I take great satisfaction from the problem-solving process, as much as in the result itself..
Greg Chen is the CEO and co-founder of Mobiz. He has a long history in the South African mobile space and is passionate about the role technology can play in engaging the country's people across the spectrum..
Greg Cooke is Marketing Manager at CompariSure..
Managing Director and Founder at Bigger Than Me.
Guy Stehlik is the CEO and founder of BON Hotels and Director of BON Hotels International West Africa. Having vast experience in all aspects of Hotel Management as well as having owned his own hotels, Guy created BON Hotels as an "owner-staff-community-guest" centric company to herald in and define an exciting new era in hotel management..
|Hanno le Roux|
Audit and Accounting Manager at Meredith Harington.
Country Manager - South Africa at Infinidat.
Haydn Townsend is the managing director of Accenture Interactive, He's a qualified chartered marketer who has worked across the FMCG and advertising industry, including Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he reached deputy managing director and as chief strategy officer at The Jupiter Drawing Room (TJDR). He was also CEO of sponsorship and activation company Sail Sport & Entertainment..
|Hayley van der Woude|
Hayley is the Managing Director for Irvine Partners -- a full-service public relations firm with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos and London..
Heather Tluczek is the managing director at InSites Consulting South Africa..
Heidi Custers is the Digital Transformation Strategy Leader at Deloitte..
|Herbert Seabelo Theledi|
Herbert Seabelo Theledi is the founder and managing director of Nthwese Developments. He holds a Bcom Degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of the North.
I am a passionate marketing and communications solutions architect, with experience spanning more than a decade in the print, out of home and digital strategy sectors. Coming from a traditional media background, I am well-positioned to understand the challenges facing many marketers in a world one digital.
Hlumelo Williams is a copywriter at Demographica..
Howard Feldman is one of SA's leading entrepreneurs and Head of Marketing & People at Synthesis. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a businessman, philanthropist and social commentator.
Howard Plaatjes is the CEO of AYO Technology Solutions..
Ian Fuhr is the founder of The Hatch Institute..
Ian was the first director of colour in South Africa to open an independent film production company. A leading commercials director based in LA and South Africa, Ian heads Giant Films a commercial and feature film production company focusing on expanding the pool of diversity talent..
Ian Rheeder consults and has trained thousands of marketers and leaders. His previous corporate position was Marketing & Sales Director of the global zipper giant, YKK.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor with a passion for people & their stories (check out Passing Stories). She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
Editor: IT & Automotive; Editorial Assistant for Entrepreneurship.
Inge Rademeyer is a Senior UX Designer at VMLY&R South Africa. She has been helping companies increase the conversion rates of their products by improving the UX and user journeys for the last 5 years.
|Isaac Kwame Adom|
Isaac is a marketing and communication strategist with over a decade of experience working on local and global brands and currently Head of Strategy at FCB Wired in Gaborone, Botswana..
Isla Prentis is a Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop..
While niche is the common buzz word, generalist also works. I have deep experience in writing about food processing and renewable energy.
|Jacqueline Boulos Mayer|
Jacqueline Boulos Mayer is the MD at public relations and marketing specialists, Innocomm. Staying ahead of rapidly changing trends in communication to deliver successful campaigns is a key skill of Jacqueline Boulos, the owner of Innocomm SA. Jacqueline has more than 17 years of experience in communication and strategy and has honed her attention to East Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa..
Jacqueline Raw is a Sales and Marketing Strategist. She is the founder of Ycagel, a Marketing consulting and services firm and SkillX an online skills incubator for entrepreneurs and professionals.
CEO at Lulaway.
I am, foremost, a business leader who consistently drives excellence and goes the extra mile to put my people and our customers in the best possible position for success. I lead with energy and passion, and focus on drawing the best out of the people that I work with.
CEO & co-founder, Promise.
James Tagg is co-founder and co-director of Quicket where he initially worked on the development of the platform and later shifted focus into operations as MD. With a background in web development, he is drawn towards automation and extracting efficiency from day to day operations in and out of the work environment..
Jan Kühn is a director of INOVO, a contact centre business solution provider..
Jane Ruinard has extensive experience within the advertising and media sector and management. She has worked in radio, digital, social media, out of home and print magazines for the past 19 years.
As the CEO of VMLY&R South Africa, Jarred leads both the Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. He oversees the inner workings of the agency, managing all departments from a business, HR and operational point of view.
Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop.
Jason Stewart is the co-founder and MD of HaveYouHeard (www.haveyouheard.co.za), a communications agency immersed in culture to influence it. With 11 years' trading experience and offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London, HaveYouHeard uncovers unique insights to create innovative ideas that influence the audience by bringing the brands it partners with to the centre of culture..
JanDirk (JD) Engelbrecht is a commercial technologist who is passionate about finding creative solutions to problems. His experience in digital product development and commercialisation has allowed him to work with various South African market leaders in media, ecommerce, advertising, data science, and agriculture..
Jedd has been in the media industry for 19 years and worked within media agencies and creative agencies like OMD, JWT and Joe Public. He has been lucky enough to work on some fantastic brands like Nissan, Ford, Siemens, Smart Car, Clover, MTN, Absa, Coca Cola and Famous Brands, to name a few..
Jeff Lomey is an executive business coach specialising in Strategy-in-Action. He is also the founder of Jeff Lomey Associates, a niche consultancy with expertise in executive coaching and strategy execution.
Jennifer Leppington-Clark is the managing director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa..
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is a Communications Consultant, and Owner/CEO or Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd, a Communications Consultancy based in East London, South Africa. She has a Master's Degree in Applied Media, a Bachelor's Degree in Media, Communication, and Culture, and a professional certificate in Management from the Nelson Mandela University Business School.
Jeremy is the CEO of Total Exposure, a leading public relations business representing major global and South African businesses for the past 25 years..
Jeremy Lang is Regional General Manager at Business Partners Limited..
Jerome Cohen is the CEO at Off Limit Communications..
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Joey Khuvutlu is the managing director at Hellocomputer..
Johan Botes is Head of the Employment Practice for Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg. He has a Master's Degree in Labour Law, and regularly appears in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and High Court.
Johan Scheepers is Commvault systems engineering director for MESAT.
With over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, Johan Walters specialises in helping brands to harness the potential of digital solutions..
Johanna McDowell counsels clients and agencies around expectations in the advertising, marketing process. She is CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) and managing partner for SCOPEN in the UK and South Africa.
BA Communications graduate. Writing.
Johette Smuts is head of data and analytics at PayProp, a processor of rental payments for the property management industry. In addition to being a CFA charterholder, Smuts is a Stellenbosch University graduate with a BCom honours degree in financial risk management.
John Akinribido is the founder and CEO of CMG Marketing Communications (Pty) Limited (t/a CreativeMagic Group), a Johannesburg based Pan-African fully-integrated strategy and marketing communications agency that has been providing world-class solutions to clients across Africa for over 14 years..
John Davenport is the Chief Creative Officer at Havas Southern Africa..
John Hudson is Head of Agriculture at Nedbank..
John Loos is Property Sector Strategist: FNB Commercial Property Finance.
|John Mc Loughlin|
John Mc Loughlin is a visionary entrepreneur that has been involved in the setup and management of a number of start-up businesses. For the past seven years, he has been working towards changing the security landscape for SMEs in South Africa through his company, J2 Software, which provides solutions around reducing risk and improving compliance. John is an industry specialist and thought leader in the security space, and his particular areas of expertise lie in planning and strategising..
John Schooling is the founder and MD of STAG African - a multi-dimensional green property development, student accommodation and renewable energy group..
Jonathan Goldberg is a leading voice in space Labour Law and Employee Relations. As the joint-CEO of Global Business Solutions, Jonathan has made the company into the foremost labour law, human resources and industrial relations consultancy..
Joon Chong is a partner in the Tax Practice at Webber Wentzel..
Jordan Rittenberry serves as the CEO of Edelman Africa. An Edelman veteran with 15 years of service, Rittenberry has held numerous leadership positions at the firm.
Co-Founder and CEO of Gorilla Creative Media.
Josephine Buys is CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC)..
With over 11 years of experience, Josephine, also known as Jay is inspired by creating brand to consumer connections. Jay has worked as a Brand and Communications Strategist for agencies in Africa like The Jupiter Drawing Room, The Restorative Justice Centre, Joe Public United (SA and Namibia), Mixology, The Hardy Boys, The Digital Brand Agency in Kenya, FireBrands in Malawi and now heads up Janong Digital Agency in South Africa..
Managing Director at Messe Frankfurt South Africa.
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
Karena Crerar is the Advisory Practice Lead at Edelman Africa..
Karyn is the Marketing Manager of Everlytic, a SaaS marketing automation platform. With over 14 years' experience in the digital marketing industry she brings knowledge from both agencies and corporates alike.
Katlego Thulare is a brand consultant at So On Media..
Kelly, is the brand experiential director at Positive Dialogue - an award winning agency at the exciting frontier of new generation PR. Experienced, results driven digital and experiential communication specialist.
Putting productions of every shape and size together for over 20 years. Now CEO of TheSquad Creative Events and on a mission! Creating brilliantly planned, well executed and bodacious event experiences.
With over 11 years of experience in both the communication and digital realms, Keshia has the learning required to give clients the edge in the highly competitive market of corporate communications. Keshia has worked for global communications agencies such as Ogilvy and GGi, and lists amongst the clients she has represented Engineering counsel of South Africa, SANOFI, Kellogg's, Ford Motors, TGR Attorneys.
CEO at BMi Research.
Senior media planner at Meta Media..
Kevin is a co-founder and director of ByDesign Communications, with over twenty years' experience in corporate communication strategy, media strategy, social media strategy and crisis counselling....
Khangelani Dziba is a Marketing and Brand Communications enthusiast who has over 7 years of experience in the industry as an Account Director. He enjoys writing about contemporary topics and has contributed significantly to marketing platforms which further saw him being dubbed Bizcommunity's Top 10 Most Read Contributor in 2018 and 2019.
Digital transformation and technology director Servest.
Kim Furman is the marketing manager at Synthesis..
Kim Polley is the managing partner at Instinctif Partners..
Kriya Gangiah is undoubtedly one of South Africa's most diverse media personalities. The vivacious presenter, actress, MC and businesswoman, has come a long way since presenting youth television on Craz-E in 2009.
Kyle Nel spent six years as SA Rugby's commercial manager and was responsible for developing and maximising the commercial model for the most successful sporting brand in South Africa. In 2009 he became the managing director of Treble Group - a sports marketing and events agency based in Newlands..
Lama Abdelbarr heads up Digital Marketing & PR (Middle East & Africa) at Talkwalker..
Lara Magnus is one of the founding members of Orange Ink. Having understood the need to establish a communications company that can demonstrate how companies engage in meaningful conversations with their public(s), she opened Orange Ink, together with Meggan Liebenberg, in June 2003.
Lauren is a psychology graduate and qualified life coach with a passion for words, people and all things digital. Her love affair with all things advertising began in 2015, where she undertook the role of traffic manager in a digital agency.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Laurent Marty is the group chief strategic officer at Joe Public United..
|Leandri Janse Van Vuuren|
Leandri Janse Van Vuuren is the MD of Social Media 101..
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
Leigh Andrews AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is former Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, and of course, gourmet food and drinks! She can be reached on Twitter at @Leigh_Andrews..
Leigh Andrews is currently Content Marketing Manager in the Insights division at Kantar Africa & Middle East (AME). An award-winning left-handed Aquarian wordsmith, she thrives on creating and curating content, while isolating insights to weave together the storytelling of digital dreams.
Leigh Crymble is a behavioural linguist and language practitioner and founded BreadCrumbs in 2019 - South Africa's first Behavioural Linguistics firm that is rooted in behavioural theory and combines sociolinguistics, psychology and marketing principles to create personalised and persuasive communication..
Leigh Tayler is the strategy director at Joe Public United. During her career of more than 13 years, she's worked in a plethora of categories and has fostered a well-rounded and instinctual approach to strategic thinking that she applies at every level, from big brand concepts to last-mile moments of truth..
Leigh-Anne is a brand behaviour specialist who has spent the last 15 years developing brands within some of the biggest organisations across the continent. During this time she has been awarded a number of awards for communication effectiveness, most memorably for the world renowned Trillion Dollar Campaign which was accolade the most awarded campaign in the history of Cannes.
Leonie Stanley is a customer service executive at Telviva..
Lerato Mokhethi is a freelance journalist and creative content consultant with experience working with clients from research and development to international higher education..
Lesley-Ann Rozanski is head of digital at NGAGE, The Agency for Industry..
Liesl Simpson is the MD at Evolution PR..
Lindani Ntsibande is a musician, writer and creative at Music and Innovation..
Lisa Steingold is a marketer, wannabe cyclist and author of Cut the Crap; the Power of Authenticity for Brands..
Liz McConnell is Head of Sales at Tractor Outdoor - a national OOH media owner that specialises in connecting brands to consumers through its network of traditional and digital inventory, as well as its transit networks and ambient platforms..
Managing Member at Bullion PR & Communication.
|Louisa Du Toit|
Louisa du Toit is a marketing and communications specialist with over 10 years of experience. She founded Maidenand in 2018 and focuses on content marketing, inbound marketing, email marketing, brand-building and identity as well as user- and customer experience..
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
I'm the founder of MO Agency, a CRM, Sales and Marketing technology consultancy. We enable businesses with digital tools and best practices to improve operational efficiency, increase sales leads, and retain and upsell current clients by knowing them better.
Lunice Johnston founded Lunice Johnston Communications in 2016. She decided to take the plunge and own her own reputation management business after gathering more than 25 years' experience working for various public relations and reputation management agencies.
Lwazi Piti is a PR ICT and B2B consultant with over four years experience. He started off doing consumer PR and Communication, consulting for a broad spectrum of clients.
|Lyndy van den Barselaar|
Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..
Described as a Public Relations (PR) guru by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the Managing Director of PR Worx, a full-service marketing-communications agency, which she established in 2001. With 22 years' in-depth industry experience based on an impressive consulting and corporate career, the firm has achieved remarkable successes under her leadership..
Maiyo is the founder and managing director of Native Worx, a boutique consultancy that empowers leaders to position transformation as an essential part of an organisation's growth & development through solutions in change management, corporate affairs and building a culture of personal accountability..
Maja is the Customer Experience Manager at Ford South Africa. While she doesn't care much for cars, she's passionate about leading change and transformation in the customer-facing business.
A self-proclaimed practitioner of edtech by day and fintech by night, Malcolm Mooi is also the CEO and founder of Zibuza.net. Malcolm's extensive background in the education sector dates back to 2002 where he first began his career as a trainer.
Malesela Maubane (CPRP) is Managing Director of Oo Mokgatla Media and a former President of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA). His areas of specialisation include media relations, crisis communication and change management, a 17 years' career spanning the private and public sectors, mostly within the local government sphere..
Maria Berrios-Carter is a senior copywriter at a Cape Town-based marketing agency. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning and working with people who have a passion for their craft.
|Mariette du Toit-Helmbold|
Mariette du Toit-Helmbold is an international destination marketing and tourism thought leader, as well as a writer and public speaker on tourism, responsible tourism, destination marketing, brand innovation and digital strategy. She established Destinate, an international specialised destination and tourism marketing agency, after an enviable tenure of 10 years as the CEO of Cape Town Tourism..
Account Director at The MediaShop.
Senior Social Media Manager at Boomtown.
Chairperson at National Automobile Dealers' Association..
Mark Wilson is the Managing Director of SYSPRO Africa, who defines and oversees the go-to-market and channel strategies, identifies key growth areas and develops new partnerships across the continent. Mark believes strongly in a customer-centric approach and the importance of recognising and understanding a customer's specific business needs..
Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse.
Mary-Clare Tomes is the founder of TVinaCard Video Brochures, South Africa's leading creator of video brochures. We can offer advice and guidance on how to integrate video brochures into your campaigns..
Matt Grobler is a Presales Engineer at INOVO..
Matthew is the Chief Connections Officer at VMLY&R South Africa. He ensures clients' properties, brands and experiences connect with audiences delivering measurable success..
I have 16 years' experience in digital marketing, with an MBA somewhere along the way. I spent the last 8 years leading the digital strategy for some of South Africa's largest brands, including Toyota, Lexus, Cell C, South African Tourism, Barclays Africa, Absa and Fanta Global..
Maxine Twaddle is a strategic planner at Grey Group AMEA..
Meagan is a fashion designer, stylist, writer and public speaker. She owns a small clothing business called Calista Clothing and enjoys using her knowledge to empower women..
Melissa Baird is a multi-faceted communications strategist, workshop facilitator, public speaker and talented wordsmith whose career has spanned traditional advertising, interactive television, digital marketing and book and magazine publishing. Currently Baird is an independent sustainability communications strategist, writer and editor after a five-year tenure heading up strategy at Ogilvyearth..
Melissa Bender is the head of marketing and a senior executive at Messe Frankfurt South Africa, a subsidiary of the third-largest event company in the world. She is an event marketing specialist with experience in the trade and consumer shows in industries such as textiles, automotive and agriculture across sub-Saharan Africa..
Michael Baretta is an experienced creative thinker who is deeply committed to changing the world for the better through innovative marketing and communications. Baretta is the founder of [dot]GOOD, South Africa's first and foremost for-good marketing agency..
Comfortably curious writer and editor and project manager. Constantly creative thought processes and habitually questioning attitudes are my guide..
Michael Gullan is the Managing Director and founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. He has more than two decades experience at creating value for brands on client accounts from food and beverage, to cosmetics, mail order, medical, publishing and financial services.
Michael Hanly is the Managing Director of New Leaf Technologies. Michael has been in the e-learning industry for almost 10 years and has overseen many projects in the corporate training space, working on a multitude of well-known brands such as Bidvest, Nando's, Allan Gray, Nissan, and the Emirates National Oil Company..
Mike Smollan is Chief Growth and Innovation Officer at Smollan..
I play a dual role at The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town where I drive the existing and new business for the agency, as well as develop brand and communications strategies for our clients such as Burger King SA, Lewis Group, Sasko Bread and Flour, Virgin Group, and KWV Wines..
Michelle McGowan is the head of marketing at LG Electronics South Africa..
Michelle Moss is a director at Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa..
Head of Marketing - Sub Sahara Africa at HMD Global.
|Miguel De Gracia|
Based in Miami, Miguel's focus is on managing client relationships and advising clients on their digital technology requirements and multi-channel marketing strategies to drive business performance. Additionally, Miguel oversees our partner relations with companies such as Salesforce, Google, Adobe and Selligent.
Mike Abel is chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel, which he launched in South Africa in February 2010. He is the former COO of Ogilvy South Africa and CEO of M&C Saatchi Australia.
Founder and CEO at National Small Business Chamber (NSBC).
I have been involved in marketing research for over 40 years, across all spheres. I started Marketing Science in 1992, Infosense (aka Infotools) in 1995 and Panel Services Africa in 2005.
|Mike van Eck|
Mike van Eck is the founder and owner of Digital Khaki. Digital Khaki is a small, ambitious, specialist travel and destination digital marketing agency, providing content and social media marketing services. With over 30 years of experience in the business of media, Mike has been privileged to witness the media landscape evolve from a world dominated by traditional media to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where physical meets digital through world-changing innovation and technology..
Mkhuseli Vangile is the managing director of the DCF, a vibrant PR and marketing agency..
Moliehi has over 18 years' experience in the communications industry, having worked across the spectrum of PR for both public and private sector clients across the continent. She has a mix of skills including strategy development, reputation and crisis management, client service management, media relations and stakeholder management..
Monare Matema is an Associate Architect at Marketing and brand consultancy DNA Brand Architects. He describes himself as the voice of the millennial in the boardroom and has a passion for ideas that have the power to change the world.
Programme Director at Coega Development Corporation.
Mongezi Mtati founded WordStart to help companies generate buzz around their products and services among South African influencers. He is passionate about helping brands to connect the dots from social media, digital data and human interactions outside the web. Mtati is also digital analyst, a speaker and a contributor on some of South Africa's leading platforms..
Taking the guess work out of marketing. Digital Junkie, Travel addict, bit of a data geek.
Morne Cronje is Head of Franchising at FNB..
Moti Grauman is a digital media strategist at The MediaShop..
|Muhammad Ali Albakri|
Muhammad Ali Albakri is IATA's Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East based in Amman, Jordan since January 2017. As of 2021, Albakri is the Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS) and will be based in Geneva Switzerland..
Murray Gardiner is director of Bluecode Africa. He has been at the forefront of financial inclusion in Africa for more than 30 years..
Mvumikazi Tsewu is the Chief Executive of AM Creation and Designs..
|Nalene de Klerk|
If you could put a percentage to your reputation, what would it be? I can help you do exactly that, to take your stakeholder relations to the next level..
Naresh Maharaj is a petrol head who loves cars and writing about them. He is also a Member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists.
Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher, chairman of Expothon Worldwide; a Canadian Think tank focused on National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism on Platform Economies..
Natalia Rosa is the director of Big Ambitions, a specialist Cape Town-based travel content marketing consultancy. Rosa is a passionate follower of online marketing, social media, retail travel, inbound tourism and publishing..
|Natalie Le Clue|
Pop culture enthusiast and writer.
A former magazine editor, Natalie found her place at Native VML in 2013, creating content for brands like Nestle, HIV South Africa and Isuzu....
Natascha Torres is the Digital Strategist at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. She has over 14 years of marketing experience working at agencies like FCB, Ogilvy and Publicis Groupe..
An experienced strategist, trainer and customer experience improvement specialist, Nathalie has more than 25 years of experience in the customer service industry..
Niamh NicLiam, head of business partnerships at Incubeta and IAB agency council member.
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...
Nick Durrant is MD at Bluegrass Digital, a digital production agency. We work with marketing teams and creative agencies around the world delivering digital platforms.
Nick Grubb is the Chief Executive of Radio at Kagiso Media. He is a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur with an extensive radio and digital background.
Nicky Brand is a senior business consultant at Acceleration..
Nicola Cooper is a trend researcher, analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates (NC&A), as well as in-house trend research at 99c advertising and communications agency.
Nicole Capper is the owner of MANGO-OMC, an integrated communications agency based in Cape Town. Energised by the ability to apply her honed strategic skills to very diverse client needs, she likes nothing better than generating and implementing converged communication campaigns.
Managing Director and Technology Leader at Oracle South Africa.
Ayuk is founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group and the executive chair of the Africa Energy Chamber of Commerce (AEC)..
Director at Ebony & Ivory: Advertising & Creative Agency.
Nontokozo Madonsela is the chief marketing officer at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings..
Production and Content Assistant at Bizcommunity.
Nthabiseng Dube is the CEO at New Heights Media..
Nunu Ntshingila is the regional director of Facebook Africa..
Obren Msuku founded Msuku Media in 2018. Msuku Media is a 360° public relations, marketing and brand activation agency that specialises in developing communications strategies and execution plans for private businesses and public sector organisations..
Sales Director at Amdocs South Africa..
Odette Faling is the CEO of South Africa's newest online travel agency, Travelcheck.co.za. After 12 years in ecommerce she has gained deep knowledge in developing partnerships and marketing strategies to help companies grow..
Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.
Research & Marketing Strategist at AfricArena.
Patrice Talla is the sub-regional coordinator for Southern Africa at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations..
Paul Beattie is responsible for the UK and European sales operation within BT's Global media and technology sector where he currently leads a dynamic team of business account directors. Working with an extensive network of highly qualified consultants and partners, this team provides global security, cloud and networking solutions for multi-national customers.
Paul Geary is a Director at One Custom - a nimble and independent Customer Experience & Marketing Intelligence agency. Their mission is to help companies be more connected to their fans and customers, with the goal of creating and fostering long-term, predictable & profitable relationships that delivers business growth.
CEO / Founder at Grey Advertising Africa.
Since 2013, Paul Stevens has been the CEO of Just Property Group Holding (Pty) Ltd which controls an international group of property franchises specialising in residential sales, rentals and management. He joined as a franchisee in 2003 and now, as CEO, drives the strategic direction of the Just Property brand with his charismatic optimism.
With over 20 years' experience helping leading organisations overcome various business challenges, Paula understands the challenges that companies face in delivering a consistent brand experience and the impact this has on their bottom line. An analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions, Paula believes that technology plays a major role in solving critical business and branding challenges.
Percy Shangase is the 1st Black person to win the Prestigious Alan Paton Literary Award. He runs a Marketing and Research Consultancy, despite living with a disability - below knee amputation, however he drives and flies wherever is necessary.
For a better way to teach.
Peter Setou is the Chief Executive of the Vumelana Advisory Fund (Vumelana), a non-profit organisation that helps beneficiaries of the land reform programme to develop their land in an effective and sustainable way..
Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Africa.
|Pieter De Villiers|
Pieter de Villiers completed his Bachelors in Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University and continued his studies with a Master's degree in Development and Management Engineering, specialising in business process re-engineering. He is currently working as a pre-sales engineer for contact centre solutions provider INOVO and has since played a role in the development of the company's self-service and chat solution offerings..
Pieter Geyser is the Head of Digital PR & Marketing at Irvine Partners. He has more than a decade of experience as a digital marketing specialist.
Software Business Lead at Schneider Electric.
Quinton Swart is packaging manufacturer Nampak's Group Executive for Paper and Eastern Africa where he is responsible for Nampak's liquid carton business operations in South Africa as well as paper, plastic and metal packaging operations within Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. With a BCom (Hons) in Statistics from the University of Pretoria..
CEO & Founder at Irvine Partners.
Based in Dubai, Ramsay leads Radisson Hotel Group's strategic growth across the Turkey and Africa with a team based in Dubai and Cape Town. He recently expanded his role as the Head of Development for Africa, further demonstrating the commitment of the company across the continent..
With over 15 years industry experience in digital education and publishing, Country Manager for Crimson Education South Africa, Rebecca Pretorius, has geared her career towards using technology to help learners access their full potential. Pretorius focuses on exposing young ambitious South Africans to international study and networking opportunities, ultimately unlocking their potential in a competitive global arena..
Rebone Masemola is the founder of a digital Feminist platform called the WokeProject, she's a Marketer, and writer who advocates for equality and fair representation. She's a TEDx Speaker who currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager for an international TV Network..
|Regine le Roux|
A Reputation-Superhero that goes to the ends of the earth to protect clients' reputations.
|Richard dos Santos|
Richard dos Santos is Director of Sapics, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management..
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 Gray is CEO of Harcourts Real Estate South Africa. He joined the group in September 2010.
Richard Lord is Media & Operations Director at Meta Media, South Africa's newest media agency, and part of the IPG global network and Nahana Communications Group of specialist agencies. At Meta Media we don't just look at the numbers, we dig deeper, we look for the story behind the story.
Richard Mullins is the director at Acceleration. He opened Acceleration's Johannesburg office in 2000 and has played an instrumental role in the growth of Acceleration in South Africa..
I'm a creature of habit and I'm a bit of a perfectionist - but it's ok - my clients like that about me !.
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a BA Communication Studies graduate from the University of Limpopo. As well as certified Brand and Marketing.
Rishabh is a director with HVS 's MEA team based in Cape Town, South Africa. He specialises in emerging hotel markets having concluded several projects ranging from portfolio valuations and strategic consulting to commercial due diligence and transactions advisory..
Rishal Bipraj is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Department of Garlicke & Bousfield Inc..
Managing Director at Incubeta MEA.
|Rob van Dale|
Rob van Dale is the CMT and Digital partner at global management consultancy KEARNEY..
Area Vice President, Salesforce - Emerging Markets.
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Rohan Reddy is the executive creative director for the McCann Africa network..
Roman Magis is the principal director: Video, Advertising and Content at Accenture, Africa..
Ron Stefanski is an internet entrepreneur and marketing professor at National Louis University who has a passion for helping people create and market their own online business. You can learn more from him by visiting OneHourProfessor.com.
Ronald Ravel is Director B2B South Africa, Toshiba South Africa.
Founder and CEO of Student Village (est 2001), Ronen Aires is a thought leading pioneer of Afrillennials ® and a long time scholar of the generation gap; Ronen has spent over two decades understanding and researching generational behaviour and statistics. His written works and motivational talks have led to transformative shifts within organisations globally and Student Village has created thousands of opportunities between companies and youth..
Rowan Leibbrandt is a founding partner of Truman & Orange, a premium drinks company. Returning to South Africa to apply 20 years' experience in various management positions at blue chip liquor companies, Rowan has lived in Swaziland (where he was born), the UK, Russia, Germany and worked extensively in France, Germany, Portugal and Greece.
Roy Morrison writes about content businesses at Meaningful Profits - a blog dedicated to building profitable content businesses without tech skills or big upfront investments..
Director: Intelligent Solutions at SAP EMEA South Africa.
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.
Ryan Enslin is an accountant by training, a writer and content creator at heart and, by day, an avid proponent of the tourism and hospitality industry. Exploring and story-telling are the name of his game as he seeks to weigh-in on the relevant conversations of the day..
Ryan Falkenberg is co-founder and CEO of software company Clevva..
Ryan Jamieson currently holds the position of Solutions Lead at Altron Karabina. This role is all about the alignment of technology to the company's strategy which involves thought leadership, leading technical leaders, innovation and R&D, as well as product development.
Sabrina Andreucci is the strategic director at Social Media 101. A big thinker with mental agility, she has cultivated over 15 years' experience in business.
Sam Swaine is a freelance consultant with over 20-year's experience in marketing and PR. She also specialises in social media and digital marketing trends.
Samantha Hogg is the owner and managing director of GinjaNinjaPR..
Samantha is a senior account manager in the Social and Innovation Portfolio at FleishmanHillard and specialises in digital content strategy, client services, paid media, research and analytics, as well as SEO..
Samuel Seeff is chairman of the Seeff Group..
Operations Director at Merchants South Africa. As the Operations Director for Merchants, Sandra's broad operational expertise combined with an analytical mind enables her to offer unique insights and practical solutions to clients that need to optimise customer service to achieve their goals for growth..
Sandra is the CEO at Stone Soup PR. Founded in 2002, Stone Soup South Africa is a 100% women-owned and managed, boutique agency, specialising in bespoke Public Relations strategies and plans, communications, reputation management and events.
Sasha Kupritz is a public relations specialist at TenacityPR..
I am a qualified communications professional with a career track record in public relations of more than 20 years. During this time I have focused on media and client management.
Sashin Pillay is a digital growth consultant at Google Africa..
Managing Director at In2IT Technologies South Africa.
Sean Sullivan is an Associate Media Consultant at The MediaShop..
Selina Bieber is the regional director for Turkey and MENA at GoDaddy EMEA..
Semona Pillay is a lecturer and the Programme Coordinator for the Diploma Retail Business Management at the Department of Marketing Management at University of Johannesburg. She lectures Marketing Communications on the Bunting Road campus and Integrated Marketing Communications on the Kingsway campus.
Setshwano is the insights and marketing services manager at Discovery Inc..
Shamesh Padayachy is head of design at Eclipse Communications..
Shane Chorley is head of sales and marketing at Frogfoot Networks..
Shaun Rosen is managing director and founder of MobiClicks..
Shaune Jordaan is the CEO of Hoorah, a digital consultancy focused on digital media, people-based marketing, data, CRM, creative and technology..
A long-time globetrotter, Shellee-Kim spent seven years travelling through 43 countries..
Sibusiso Sitole is the co-founder and creative chief executive at The Odd Number..
Simeon Tassev is the director of Galix, a reseller of Mimecast Solutions in South Africa.
|Simon de Haast|
Simon is Head of Experience and Service Design at Digitas Liquorice and has been helping teams and clients for nearly two decades to think more systemically about customer experience and how outside-in thinking can open up customer-led innovation opportunities..
Simphiwe Ngema made a name for herself after she made her debut as Thuli on SABC 2's hit soapie Muvhango and has effortlessly proven that she is a triple threat. She has become an exciting new face in the local entertainment space and continues to surprise audiences with her endless list of talents..
Sindiswa Masuta is the strategy business director at Grey Advertising Africa..
Siobhan Zurnamer is head of content marketing at Giraffe - a mobile job platform that helps businesses find the best staff faster and more affordably than any other way. Siobhan is passionate about small businesses and job creation in South Africa, and has carefully curated this course on small business recruitment..
Sisa Ntshona was appointed Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism in October 2016. In this position, he is responsible for steering the mandate and all operations of the National Destination Marketing Organisation's head office and its country offices..
Siya Metane is the CEO of SlikourOLife, a platform for sharing information on urban culture and music, featuring videos and interviews to give substance to the music and to musicians who may not have access to traditional platforms, and offering a more cohesive and accessible place for their videos than YouTube. As a former member of Skwatta Kamp, perhaps the most successful South African hiphop group ever with cross-over appeal, he knows what content is relevant to the diverse South African audience..
Siyabonga Mbanjwa is the regional managing director of Sener Southern Africa, a global engineering and technology group operating in the power, oil and gas sector..
Head of Commercial at Idea Hive.
Having worked in communication for 10 years, the industry continues to offer endless learning opportunities, making it one for those who despise boredom and love telling other's success stories..
Head of Client Services at Stratitude.
Stephane Rogovsky is the founder and CEO of R-Squared. Stephane grew up in Belgium and lived in Switzerland, from where he travelled every month to Turkey before moving to South Africa in 2014.
Stephanie Matterson is Managing Director at KLA. She took over the reins of market research agency KLA, which now forms part of Kagiso Media, in 2004.
Strini Naicker is the vice president commercial and content distribution at ViacomCBS Networks Africa..
Stuart Sims is the strategy director at Superunion Africa..
Stuart is the Chief Strategy Officer at Grey Advertising Africa, a WPP company. He has 20 years of experience at many of the industry's leading agencies and on numerous blue-chip clients - first as Creative Director - Copywriting and, currently, as a strategist.
Styli Charalambous is the co-founder and CEO of Daily Maverick, South Africa's leading independent news, analysis and investigative publisher..
Sue Garret is General Manager for Product and Marketing at Flight Centre Travel Group..
Suhana Gordhan is the Executive Creative Director of the DUKE Group and has over 15 years' experience in the advertising industry..
Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude, a full-service marketing agency that provides strategic and creative solutions focussed on making an impact on their clients' brands and their bottom lines..
After 18 years in media and marketing, Taryn Gill began her natural haircare venture The Perfect Hair in 2015, expanding the product line into salons, Edgars and Clicks. Today she works with beauty distributor Sunpac to further grow and scale several haircare brands into retail channels across Southern Africa..
Tasmika Ramlakan is an Investment Banking Associate: Corporate Finance; Nedbank CIB..
Tasneem Cassim is a digital strategist at Clockwork..
Tecla Ciolfi is founder and manager of music news website Texx and the City has been a part of the music industry in South Africa for the last 10 years in various capacities, namely journalism, radio presenting, event curation and artist management..
|Terence T Chinyangare|
I'm a technology nomad working as an associate brand manager. I travel around meeting clients and helping them navigate new territories through brand blueprinting and stewardship.
Adding more zeros and heroes to brand value. Brand Turn Around and Brand Positioning specialists.
Thembi Sehloho is an Acting Managing Director & Marketing Director: Rice & Pasta at Tiger brands and throughout the years she has been the driving force in many amazing campaigns that have come out of the organisation..
Tony Clarke is the MD of the Rawson Property Group..
Tracy Jones is the founder and MD of Positive Dialogue, the full-service Public Relations and Influencer Marketing Agency in the DUKE Group of companies..
Trevor Hill is the head of Audi South Africa. With over 20 years of global experience with Audi, Hill joins the South African team after spending two years at the head office in Germany heading up the global strategic project of Internationalisation..
|Tshepo Matseba APR|
Corporate Communication Strategist, with over 17years expertise in brand leadership, strategic communication, media relations, media analysis, digital communication, government relations, strategic event management, corporate social investment, overall reputation management, and more..
Part of a dynamic reputation management team!.
Tsholofelo Mmusi is a junior media planner at The MediaShop..
I am passionate about the world of brands. I've had the honour of working on some of the biggest local and global brands in my professional career, executing bold and cutting-edge PR, marketing and influencer social media campaigns over this time.
I am passionate about the world of brand marketing. I've had the honour of working on some of the biggest local and global brands in my professional career, executing bold and cutting-edge PR, marketing and influencer social media campaigns over this time. I've mainly worked for PR agencies, handling lifestyle accounts in the FMCG space..
|Tyrone Van Heerden|
Tyrone Van Heerden (@tyronevh) is a South African strategist at the Iris Worldwide Munich office, and is responsible for steering the quality of the strategy product across B2B and B2C client partners. Encouraging brave work, Van Heerden has been responsible for creative, commercial and transformational strategies for brands such as Allianz, Samsung, BSH, Ab InBev and Harley-Davidson.
Vaughan Patterson is the head of Commercial and Industrial Print at Ricoh SA..
Victor Koaho is the Business Unit Manager on the Old Mutual account for The MediaShop..
|Victor Moreriane, APR|
Victor Moreriane is a communications strategist and an accredited Public Relations Practitioner (APR) with over 20 years experience in broadcast journalism, PR consulting, leadership and strategic communication management. He is working as Chief Director Communications in the public service.
Viresh Hargovan is the CEO at Immersion Group. The Immersion Group is a human-centred design practice committed to creating human experiences that change lives and build value.
Vishal is the CTO at In2IT Technologies and is responsible for creating and building up our portfolio of innovative services and solutions with a view to serve customised offerings to each client. He has also used his extensive experience in driving process improvements, collaborating on program design, implementing talent management strategy and workforce planning into driving measurable business outcomes. Tel: 011 054 6900 Email: moc.hcetti2ni@lahsiv.
Wandile Sihlobo is an agricultural economist and head of agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in South Africa. He is a columnist for Business Day and Farmers Weekly magazine..
Warren Moss is the founder & CEO of Demographica, a full-service specialist agency focusing on Business to Business (B2B) and niche consumer markets. What makes Demographica unique is the fact that anthropology (the study of human societies and cultures and their development) is at the heart of all of their strategies.
With solid experience in the industry, Wayne Flemming is a business visionary and IMC content creator who describes himself as a "marketing fanatic". His bold thinking is supported by his strong strategy and leadership skills, and he is also a storyteller at heart.
Wessel Stoltz is a copywriter at Boomtown..
|Wildu du Plessis|
Wildu du Plessis is a partner and head of Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance Practice Group in Johannesburg. He also acts as the office's Africa Head..
|Willem S Eksteen|
Willem S Eksteen, Chief Executive and founder of Stone, has a passion for business strategy, integrated marketing and communication. He loves the earth and the people of Africa, the continent of his heart and birth.
General Manager: Southern African Region at Air France-KLM.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yael Geffen is the CEO of Sotheby's International Realty South Africa and a member of the board. Geffen has a BA in Communications and Economics and a Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications Strategy..
Born in Ghana, Yaw Dwomoh is the Managing Director of Idea Hive, a specialist Brand Storytelling company based in Johannesburg that enables medium-to-large brands to craft their brand stories in a way that is authentic, connecting with customers in a way that captures their hearts and their purchasing power..
Yolandi Esterhuizen oversees the interpretation and implementation of tax, labour and protection of personal information legislation into Sage's HR and payroll as well as accounting products across Africa and the Middle East. She brings to her role expert knowledge and consulting experience in tax and labour law, including PAYE, Employment Tax Incentive, Employment Equity, Skills Development and Labour Relations..
Zahra Mirza has been head of Brand Consulting at strategic brand and communications agency, HKLM since 2013. With extensive experience in working across the continent, on a diverse portfolio of clients in the travel, ICT, consumer, mining and financial sectors, Zahra has the vision, enthusiasm and necessary business expertise to see the big picture in order to make strategic business recommendations and grow business relationships.
|Zoe van der Vyver|
Zoe van der Vyver from RevelAfrica. Revel Africa is all about creating authentic, innovative, and memorable events.
With a rich history and culture, Zubeida had an impressive repertoire, spanning over many years at industry giants, before starting and then dominating with her own company Valiant. Valiant incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, storytelling and full content creation.