Aaron ThorntonAaron Thornton

Managing Director at Dial a Nerd.

Adi StephanAdi Stephan

Adi Stephan is Head of Learning HP at IQbusiness, and has more than 16 years of experience in the training and learning environment. He has the ability to identify and create state-of-the-art initiatives and programmes that accelerate Human Resources, improve learning, increase learner retention, and offer overall improvement of organisations..

Alan HockeyAlan Hockey

Alan Hockey is the Operations Director at Corner Bakery. With more than 10 years operational experience in senior management positions in the Momentum Group of companies, he left the corporate world to become an Executive Trainer and Business Consultant with a multi-national business process improvement consultancy.

Allon RaizAllon Raiz

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.

Amelia BrownAmelia Brown

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..

Andrew PriceAndrew Price

Director at MortgageMe.

Bianca DelportBianca Delport

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.

Bonnie RamailaBonnie Ramaila

Bonnie Ramaila is an international communication consultant. She previously worked in the private and public sector as a communication expert.

Boris DzhingarovBoris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.

Brend BadenhorstBrend Badenhorst

Business Owner, SETA Accredited Business Facilitator and Keynote Speaker on Entrepreneurship, Business Growth Strategies and Economic Transformation..

Brendan McAraveyBrendan McAravey

Brendan McAravey is Country Manager at Citrix South Africa. McAravey is responsible for the growth and development of Citrix operations across the southern African development community, driving revenues, generating new business opportunities and cultivating the company's valued partner ecosystem..

Brian EagarBrian Eagar

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.

Bronwyn WilliamsBronwyn Williams

Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..

Carmen MurrayCarmen Murray

Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.

Catherine WijnbergCatherine Wijnberg

Catherine Wijnberg is the Director and Founder of the Fetola Foundation (www.fetola.co.za).

Cathy SmithCathy Smith

Cathy Smith was appointed Managing Director of SAP Africa in March 2018. She is the first-ever female executive of an emerging markets market unit in SAP's history..

Celeste SirinCeleste Sirin

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..

Chani MacauleyChani Macauley

Campaign & Project Lead at Elevating Brands.

Chris OgdenChris Ogden

Chris Ogden is Managing Director at RubiBlue.

Colin TimmisColin Timmis

General Country Manager at Xero SA.

Devan MoonsamyDevan Moonsamy

Devan Moonsamy is the CEO of ICHAF Training Institute. ICHAF offers SETA-approved training in business skills, computer use, and soft skills.

Doros HadjizenonosDoros Hadjizenonos

Doros Hadjizenonos is Regional Sales Director Southern Africa at Fortinet.

Douglas KrugerDouglas Kruger

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..

Dov GirnunDov Girnun

Dov Girnun is the CEO at Merchant Capital..

Dr. Gleb TsipurskyDr. Gleb Tsipursky

CEO at Disaster Avoidance Experts.

Earle HolmesEarle Holmes

PR & Communications at AFDA /Alumni / Festivals.

Elaine WangElaine Wang

I am a driven and extremely hard working individual, with a keen eye for business ideas and opportunities..

Eshmael MpabangaEshmael Mpabanga

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..

Eugene CoetzeeEugene Coetzee

Co-Founder at Jobbie.

Evan-Lee CourieEvan-Lee Courie

Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.

Ezra PillayEzra Pillay

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.

Francois SchoemanFrancois Schoeman

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..

Gavin WealeGavin Weale

Founder of Digify Africa, the youth content agency, and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow.

Geoffrey WhiteGeoffrey White

Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa, is an expert on infrastructure development, retail supply chain and investment in Africa. Agility, a leading global provider of integrated logistics and related infrastructure, has $5.1bn in revenue, 26,000 employees, and offices in more than 100 countries.

Glenn GillisGlenn Gillis

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

Graeme PalmerGraeme Palmer

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

Greg ChenGreg Chen

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..

Howard FeldmanHoward Feldman

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.

Imran Salie

Imran is a content and production assistant at Bizcommunity.com..

Irina HerfIrina Herf

Irina Herf is the General Manager of DCMN South Africa. When the office opened in 2017, she brought 15 years' experience in media agencies (independent and performance driven) as well as in a fashion start-up.

Jacqueline RawJacqueline Raw

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.

James MaposaJames Maposa

Maposa is the founder and managing director of Birguid, a research and advisory company. Maposa has 15 years work experience, mostly spent in research and strategy consulting.

Jane Njoku

Community Manager / Copywriter at MyJobMag SA.

Jane StevensonJane Stevenson

Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...

Jason StewartJason Stewart

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..

Jeff LomeyJeff Lomey

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.

Jeremy CrowderJeremy Crowder

With a long, illustrious and award-winning career behind him as a suit and no-nonsense client-whisperer in some of SA's top agencies, Jeremy knows all sides of the brand business better than most - both in terms of what still works and what doesn't work anymore, and how to change that. He is the fearless disruptor of the traditional agency model that South African brands have been waiting for..

Jessica TennantJessica Tennant

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

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

With over 20 years' experience in digital marketing, Johan Walters specialises in helping brands harness the full potential of the digital solutions..

Johanna McDowellJohanna McDowell

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.

Johannes MasitengJohannes Masiteng

BA Communications graduate. Writing.

Juanita PienaarJuanita Pienaar

Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..

Kevin WelmanKevin Welman

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....

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.

Lee NaikLee Naik

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

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..

Lisa IllingworthLisa Illingworth

A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's. Director and co-founder of a "for purpose" business that launches entrepreneurial kids..

Louise BurgersLouise Burgers

Louise Burgers (previously Marsland) is Founder/Content Director: SOURCE Content Marketing Agency. Louise is a Writer, Publisher, Editor, Content Strategist, Content/Media Trainer.

Lyndy van den BarselaarLyndy van den Barselaar

Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..

Mark WilsonMark Wilson

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..

Marnus BroodrykMarnus Broodryk

Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, author, investor, speaker and SME advocate. He is the founder and CEO of The Beancounter, and recently released his first book "90 Rules for Entrepreneurs"..

Maryanne Maina

Journalist at Luxury Public Relations & Concierge.

Matt BrownMatt Brown

Matt is the CEO of Digital Kungfu - a purpose built lead generation company for technology businesses..

Matt GroblerMatt Grobler

Matt Grobler is a Presales Engineer at INOVO..

Michelle MossMichelle Moss

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..

Minnie-lee TagwireiMinnie-lee Tagwirei

Minnie-lee Tagwirei is a Public Relations Strategist, Author and Founder of Minnie-lee Media World Pty Ltd a Public Relations Communications company based in Cape Town..

Naseem JavedNaseem Javed

Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher, chairman of Expothon Worldwide; a Canadian Think tank focused on National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism on Platform Economies..

Natasha FourieNatasha Fourie

Natasha Fourie is the head of marketing intelligence and insights of DCMN South Africa. For more information about the services offered by DCMN's Insights team, please click here or send an email to az.oc.nmcd@tizwoh..

Nathalie SchoolingNathalie Schooling

An experienced strategist, trainer and customer experience improvement specialist, Nathalie has more than 25 years of experience in the customer service industry..

Nicci BothaNicci Botha

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 DurrantNick Durrant

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.

Nicola van AstNicola van Ast

Nicola van Ast is the Co-Founder and Head of Customer Acquisition Growth at Growthink. Nicola is an experienced CMO and Growth Practitioner having previously worked with leading brands in the digital, entertainment and telco industries inclusive of Showmax/ Multichoice, MTN, Capital International and Interbrand.

Nokwazi MzobeNokwazi Mzobe

Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder and Lead Consultant of Matoyana Business Solutions, a boutique business consulting company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is targeted at start-ups, small and medium enterprises across Africa..

Nthabiseng DubeNthabiseng Dube

Nthabiseng Dube is the CEO at New Heights Media..

Nunu NtshingilaNunu Ntshingila

Nunu Ntshingila is the regional director of Facebook Africa..

Odette FalingOdette Faling

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..

Papama NyatiPapama Nyati

Research & Marketing Strategist at AfricArena.

Paul CookPaul Cook

Paul Cook is co-founder and Managing Director of Silvertree Holdings, which builds, invests into and operates disruptive consumer brands, including UCOOK, Faithful to Nature, PriceCheck, Pet Heaven and many more. Paul holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology. Before 2013, he worked as a consultant in McKinsey & Company's Johannesburg and London offices, focused on growth strategy in Africa and the strategic implications of global trends..

Pieter ScholtzPieter Scholtz

Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Licensee in Southern Africa for ActionCOACH, the fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally. Pieter and his partner, Harry Welby-Cooke developed ActionCOACH across Southern Africa, which now boasts over 30 franchisees.

Rebone MasemolaRebone Masemola

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 RouxRegine le Roux

A Reputation-Superhero that goes to the ends of the earth to protect clients' reputations.

Robert GentleRobert Gentle

Robert runs the PR training company, www.robertgentle.com. He has some 25 years of experience in financial journalism, public relations and training.

Robin FredericksRobin Fredericks

Editor at Bizcommunity..

Rowan LeibbrandtRowan Leibbrandt

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 MorrisonRoy Morrison

Roy Morrison writes about content businesses at Meaningful Profits - a blog dedicated to building profitable content businesses without tech skills or big upfront investments..

Rudolph PieterseRudolph Pieterse

From Graphic design to Web design to all kinds of creative training courses. We do it all...perfectly..

Russell JarvisRussell Jarvis

A seasoned marketing and communications specialist, Russell Jarvis started his own consultancy in 2017 after eight years at online travel and FinTech companies. He is based in Cape Town..

Ruth CooperRuth Cooper

Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.

Sacha MatulovichSacha Matulovich

Marketing Director at Connection Telecom.

Selina BieberSelina Bieber

Selina Bieber is the regional director for Turkey and MENA at GoDaddy EMEA..

Shan RadcliffeShan Radcliffe

Shan Radcliffe is the editor of Bizcommunity HR, Education and Legal..

Shaun van RooyenShaun van Rooyen

Shaun van Rooyen is the strategic accounts and partnerships manager for Infobip Africa..

Sibu MabenaSibu Mabena

Sibu Mabena has managed to build a career around her passions - dance, social media, events and talent management. She founded Duma Collective while doing her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University Of Pretoria. She has worked on Cassper Nyovest's Fill Up The Dome, Fill Up Orlando Stadium and Fill Up FNB Stadium.

Silvia De Jager and Lisa IllingworthSilvia De Jager and Lisa Illingworth

Silvia De Jager is the development sector consultant at Evolve and Lisa Illingworth is the CEO of Futureproof SA..

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindy_hullaba_lou) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at moc.ytinummoczib@ydnis..

Siobhan ZurnamerSiobhan Zurnamer

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..

Stefano MaruzziStefano Maruzzi

As more small companies look to establish their online presence around the world, GoDaddy is expanding its European operations and has appointed Stefano Maruzzi as its Vice President of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa)..

Stephen van der HeijdenStephen van der Heijden

As the VP of Growth at OfferZen, Stephen van der Heijden focusses on guiding his passionate team to grow the business by adding value to the tech community..

Tony SpongTony Spong

Tony Spong is the managing partner at AAR Group UK (Strategic Partners to the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company)..

Vera ValasisVera Valasis

Vera Valasis is the Executive Director at Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)..

Vishal BarapatreVishal Barapatre

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.

Yaw DwomohYaw Dwomoh

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 EsterhuizenYolandi Esterhuizen

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..

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