Accelerate Cape Town
Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Accelerate Cape Town.
Ashoek is General Counsel at Media24. He is an attorney and has worked previously for the Western Cape Provincial Government.
Crispin Franklyn Sonn is the current Managing Director of the Retail Mass Cluster of Business at Old Mutual. Between 2008 and 2011 he served as the Executive Director for Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Communication across the emerging markets. Crispin played an instrumental role in the transformation committee at Old Mutual which was responsible for moving the company from a level 4 contributor in 2009 to a level 2 contributor in 2010. He is a member and the previous Chairperson of the Old Mutual Foundation and serves on various Boards that include Foodbank South Africa, the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town and Frontier Rare Earths, a Luxembourg based and Toronto listed mining company.
Danie is the Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers Western Cape and a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Southern Africa Executive Committee.
Gavin is the Chairman of Accelerate Cape Town. He is also the Chairman of AVI, an executive director of Coronation Investments and Trading Limited and a non executive director of a number of other companies
John heads up the Stakeholder Management within the Santam Group of Companies. His function is to ensure that the Santam Group continues to build appropriate business relationships with material stakeholders in local, provincial and national government to ensure that the business safeguards its reputation, obtains access to new markets, and remain relevant.
Johnson & Johnson
Laura Nel holds the position of Head of Corporate Affairs for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Sub-Sahara Africa and has worked in a number of areas within the organization during her 20 year tenure. She is a founding member of the Society of Consumer Affair Professionals in South Africa (SOCAP South Africa) and currently serves on the voluntary Executive Committee. Laura also serves as Chairperson on the Western Cape Advisory Board for the National Business Initiative (NBI).
Lele is the head of HR at investment company Allan Gray and comes with significant experience in HR roles in several financial services companies.
Business Leadership South Africa
Michael Spicer is the Vice-President of BLSA, an Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa, and is on the Board of Rothschild South Africa.
Pedro Rhode is the Regional General Manager of the Nedbank Network in the Western Cape. This network oversees a total of 1200 staff in a matrix of 91 branches. With ten years of banking experience, Pedro is responsible for the execution of the Nedbank Network strategy through managing branch distribution networks and driving a sales team to achieve financial effectiveness, operational risk management and client service in the Western Cape.
Selwyn Hockey is an attorney and the managing partner of the Cape Town office of Webber Wentzel Attorneys and is an acting Judge in the Cape Town High Court.
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