Ailsa Wingfield currently serves as head of thought leadership across Nielsen's global emerging markets, with responsibility for helping companies 'future-proof' their businesses through strategic foresight, knowledge creation and thought leadership curatorship. Ailsa has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry..
Ajay Bhalla is president, Enterprise Security Solutions, responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the MasterCard global network and its more than 51-billion transactions each year. He also serves on the company's Management Committee..
Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .
Social Media Manager at Elevator Agency.
Amanda Stops is the CEO of South African Council of Shopping Centres..
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..
Ané Theron started her career in motoring journalism at Rapport, and moved over to City Press after a few years, before settling into a full time career at AutoTrader SA. She's at her happiest driving along twisty coastal roads, or crawling across rugged terrain in a beefy 4x4, or driving through the desolate Karoo.
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
|Anita du Toit|
Anita du Toit is a partner at Franchising Plus..
The managing partner of Urbian, Anton Moulder helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Gary Willmott, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams. Described by his clients as a “strategic visionary”, Moulder is obsessed with design thinking, disruptive business models, and how technology can make the world a better place for people and business..
|Anton van Heerden|
Anton Van Heerden is the executive Vice President: Africa & Middle East at Sage..
Antony Bourne's responsibilities include acting as the global industry director for industrial manufacturing and high-tech as well as managing the other global industry directors. Antony has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry, including working in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IFS in 1997, he held business analyst positions with Ford Motor Company and AlliedSignal.
CEO & Founder at Bandzishe Group & Bandzishe Foundation | CMO-Level Marketer | LGBTIQ+ Workplace & Business Activist | Marketing Columnist | LGBTIQ+ Diversity & Inclusion Columnist Bandile is a Prolific Growth Driver, a seasoned CMO-Level Marketer, a multi-faceted EXCO and Director Level Marketing Mastermind who delivers a broad range of Strategic Marketing Planning and Marketing Management Services that guarantee measurable results Bandzishe Group is a global Bespoke, Integrated and Strategic Marketing Strategy consultancy Bandzishe Foundation is an African Institute for LGBTIQ+ Workplace, Business & Leadership Inclusions.
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner for The Creative Counsel. He specialises in, but is not limited to, brand and communication strategy....
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
Director Platinum Seed.
Director and founder of the Creative Shop Group, including Creative Shop Retail Shopfitting, Blackline Interiors and Creative Kids Beds..
Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..
Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..
|Bruce von Maltitz|
Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve years.
|Candace van Zyl|
Candace is the marketing manager at QuickEasy Software, a proudly South African software company in Cape Town with a national footprint, focused on simplifying business processes by integrating every aspect of the business cycles into one, easy-to-use system. With a well-known legacy in the printing sector in South Africa, QuickEasy is now effectively offering the same efficiency-improving software to packaging, and to all businesses, in South Africa..
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
Chans Weber is the CEO of Leap Clixx, a digital marketing agency. He has 10 plus years of experience in a variety of industries, including marketing, finance and online technology, and is known for his skill in transforming company's visions and goals into tangible revenue..
Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who focuses on how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging customer experiences that creates value for brands and their patrons..
Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who focuses on how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging customer experiences that creates value for brands and their patrons..
Chantel Nimb is a customer experience account manager for the communications, media, utilities and transportation industries at Oracle South Africa..
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client's blog or website..
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: .
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Moving Tactics SA.
Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.
Claudia Roth is the founder of Soul Luxury..
Well versed in leveraging information into insights, opportunities and ideas to help build strong brands. As a master of the brand building discipline, I have both the the experience and people skills to help earn me the position of 'trusted advisor' among both clients and staff. Specialties: Brand and Communication Strategy.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..
David Sieff is the marketing director at Kia Motors South Africa..
I am a dedicated individual, an analyst at heart, SEO professional, ORM professional, accomplished Content Marketer, SMO expert, and digital media award winner. Starting out as a content producer I have evolved this business to be the cornerstone of success in all things SEO and Content Marketing for my clients.
Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..
Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of 'They're Your Rules, Break Them, Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.
Dumisani Bengu is Head of Franchising at Absa..
Eric Parker is a partner at Franchising Plus..
Estelle Nagel is Head of Communications at Gumtree and works with dynamic teams in top agencies, as well as the larger internal eBay team..
Fashion Researcher and Trend Analyst at TrendER.
Gaopaleloe Mothoagae is head of Sustainability and Transformation at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa. She is a visionary and inspirational leader with more than 12 years' experience in financial management and corporate affairs management..
Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.
Garth Meier is the business development manager - retail and consumer industry at Wipro South Africa..
Gavin Blows is MD at Abacus Asset Management..
|Graham Du Plessis|
Graham du Plessis having completed a BA Degree in Politics has had a somewhat roundabout start to his digital career. Now at South Africa's leading online fashion retailer Zando, in the capacity of Senior Mobile, Display & Affiliate Marketing Specialist he is able to dive head first into all the new and exciting projects available within the ever changing digital eco-system.
Grant Marshbank is COO of VSc Solutions..
Hadlee Simons is an editor at Memeburn. Terrible puns make Hadlee difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table.
Hein Kern is territory manager at RSA Southern Africa, the security division of Dell EMC..
Hein Pretorius is founder and CEO of Onpro Consulting..
|Herb van der Raad|
Herb van der Raad leads consulting services at Cognifide. Over the last 15 years, he has worked with brands across financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, and services industries to help shape and drive the operating model changes to make them more customer-centric.
Hermann Erdman is CEO at REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa). An entrepreneur and businessman, Erdmann has extensive experience in the manufacturing and retail sectors having served on a number of industry-related boards.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a group editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer.
South African style icon Jackie Burger has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years, having worked in retail marketing, publishing and television..
James Maposa is director of Birguid and is contactable via email, ..
Jan Kühn is a director of INOVO, a contact centre business solution provider..
Writer, editor and avid traveler..
Janine Hollesen is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..
Jessica Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Johan is an Anthropologist by education, but his career took him on a journey of being a passionate educator and mentor to many students in Business Studies and Visual Arts. He is a certified digital marketer and social media storyteller.
Johan Walters heads up NMPi Labs. He has over 17 years in the digital marketing space and is also part of the NMPi Digital global consulting team.
John Fullmer is a senior director at JDA..
John Loos is Household and Property Sector Strategist at FNB Home Loans..
Jonathan Herbert is executive supply chain manager at Burger King..
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
|Juan-Pierre Du Buisson|
Juan-Pierre Du Buisson is the customer care manager at Greyhound South Africa..
Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com..
Julia Ahlfeldt is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP). She consults to blue-chips and multi-nationals and advises them how to retain relevance and increase profits by transitioning from inwardly focused silos to being dynamic and customer-centric.
Justin Hawes is managing director of exhibition, events and retail display company, Scan Display. He is actively involved in the industry, having served on the board of the Exhibition & Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) and co-founded the Event Greening Forum (EGF), a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting sustainability in the South African events industry.
Justin Smith is head of the Woolworths Good Business Journey (Sustainability Programme). He is responsible for the strategy, structure and integration across the business to deliver its over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change..
With a degree in Business Management, Ms Stubbs joined Barloworld Logistics in 2002, prior to which she worked both locally and internationally. Following five years' experience as general manager marketing at Barloworld Logistics she was promoted to Executive: Marketing and has held that position for the past two years..
Kelly Wasileski is a content manager at JDA..
Kevin Tucker is the CEO and founder of PriceCheck..
Kirsty Barkhuizen is the Regional Director - Africa for Cognifide, based in Johannesburg....
Kyle Rozendo is CTO at SID..
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor.
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
A skilled marketing specialist with a successful track record of +20 years' experience in the Marketing industry. Extensive exposure to end to end Marketing, Events and Cause Marketing, including, digital marketing, campaign development, brand development, and social media management.
Lindsay Britz is the Regional Marketing Manager for Magic Software South Africa. She is responsible for marketing functions including proliferation of the Magic brand into SA and Sub-Sahara.
Steingold is the Marketing Manager of Facebook Marketing Partner, Popimedia. Lisa takes the insights from having worked as a communications consultant and coach and couples it with her formal experience in the field of marketing and brand engagement to ensure she lives and breathes brand engagement. Her very own personal 'THEORY OF EVERYTHING' is (Authentic Engagement + Business Insight)*Innovation = Mastery®.
Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
Described as a Public Relations (PR) doctor 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..
Creative, focused, goal driven, loyal and a team player with a passion for relationship building through targeted communication and networking - with a knack for organising almost anything under the sun!.
Production and Content Assistant at Bizcommunity..
Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.
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..
Megan is the Head of Strategy at Techsys Digital. She is passionate about all things digital, especially social media, eCRM and paid media..
Michael has a broad knowledge of IT, having worked in the industry for over 35 years and has seen amazing and exciting changes taking place in this time....
It all started for Mike at a little agency called MorrisJones&Co. This is where he cut his first teeth, often alone in the strategy department working on clients like Famous Brands, Discovery and Foodcorp.
Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
Mike Whitfield is the MD of Nissan Group of Africa, president of NAAMSA and deputy president of the AAAM..
Monica Hallin is CEO of Vindico Group, a listed Swedish specialist in security products, systems and technologies. Ms Hallin has 30 years of experience from management positions in the security and retail industries..
Morné Stoltz is Head of Business Insurance at MiWay..
Head of Sales and Service Management at T-Systems South Africa..
Managing Director and Founder at Voiceland An avid reader of literature, biographies & business magazines. A serial jazz collector who has a practical approach to life! www.voiceland.co.za.
Nadir Jeeva is CEO of Afri-Corp Properties International, a progressive Southern African commercial real estate and facilities management company based in Port Elizabeth. Jeeva holds 20 years' experience in real estate marketing, brokering and tenant relations.
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...
I am the CEO and Founder of Netland Media (www.netlandmedia.com). We focus on building brands in the information age across various digital platforms..
I started out in the world of social media growing Africa's largest Online Travel Agency, Travelstart's presence from just around 1500 followers to over 3 million across the globe, a community which was also one of the most highly engaged in the industry. A creative problem solver who values honest marketing, I believe in demystifying what happens on social so that businesses are more clued up as to how they're achieving their goals..
Nidal Kamouni is CEO of PCCI Group..
Communications Associate, DGMT.
I have been in this industry for almost 10 years. I love the variety each day brings and the resultant solutions (creative and business) created to answer a client's needs....
CIO at FNB Business.
Peter Miller is the head of Retail at wiGroup, a mobile transactions company creating an interoperable platform for mobile transactions..
Pieter Engelbrecht is the business unit manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard enterprise company..
Richard Dunn is the CEO of Playmakers, which is the 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Discovery Sport Agency of the Year..
Richard Mukheibir is MD at Cash Converters. Mukheibir co-founded Cash Converters and personally opened its initial pilot store at Parow in the Cape..
Editorial assistant at Bizcommunity..
Robin is a Technical Support Executive with a combined experience of 6 years. He is well acquainted with various Knowledge base tools and is currently associated with ProProfs.
Honney Social is a Social Media Marketing Consultancy for Small Businesses, based in Cape Town. It provides freelance services to various clients.
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
Sally J'Arlette-Joy is the founder and CEO of Sandwich Baron..
A blogger, speaker and thought leader, Sarah Britten wrote her PhD thesis on the role of advertising in post-apartheid South African national identity..
My passion is to make creativity accessible..
Sharon Snell holds a masters degree in law, and she is the executive head of the South African Board for Sheriffs..
Sid Peimer is the executive director of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is the author of 'The Clear Win - the strategies that work; the myths that don't' available on Amazon.
Simeon Tassev is the director of Galix, a reseller of Mimecast Solutions in South Africa.
Simone Musgrave is the founder of Musgrave Gin..
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Stefan Abro is the marketing and trade rights manager at Primedia Instore, with responsibility for marketing programmes, brand management, new product development and trade rights management. Prior to joining Primedia Instore, he worked in a variety of trade marketing and brand management roles in the FMCG industry.
Stephen Marshall is a Director of LMG Solutions with extensive experience in marketing and financial services in Meridian, Idaho. My work has been featured and mentioned in a wide range of publication, including Tweak Your Biz, Mobile Business Insights, Social Nomics, Small Biz Club, Energy Central, Dzone, Biz Community, Blog Her and more..
Stephen Timm writes on small business in emerging economies through his regular blog Small Business Insight. He is currently a writer and editor for Ventureburn.com..
Sue Morris is a senior consultant at VBN. She works with top teams in large and medium-sized businesses to improve business performance by defining winning strategies AND enabling cultures.
Sven Hammar is co-founder and CEO of Apica, a provider of powerful, best-in-class technology for testing, monitoring, and optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. He has decade-long experience and expertise in web performance and web optimization, e-commerce, cloud services, IT entrepreneurship and the Internet.
An eternal entrepreneur and passionate marketer in all things business; from the "idea" to start up, scale up and ulitmately leading a successful business. Love spending time with family and friends; travel - especially wildlife and oceans reading and the adventure of eternal learning through the internet of things..
Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..
Vicki Erskine is an experienced leader, independent consultant and writer, with a passion for improving the way South African organisations service their customers. Vicki holds a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, with Honours in Industrial Psychology, is a Six Sigma accredited Black Belt and has a Diploma in Managing Service Systems from the Scandinavian International Management Institute..
|Victor de Kock|
Head of Strategic Merchants and Acceptance at Mastercard, South Africa.
|Wimpie van Rensburg|
Wimpie van Rensburg is the country manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Riverbed Technology.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yoray Narainpersad is one of SA's most experienced online marketers with over 15 years online marketing experience under his belt. He specializes in SEO, PPC, SEM and lead generation, and has marketed globally in very competitive industries.