View professional biographies of prominent African celebrities, politicians, corporate and business leaders.

Jacqui Taylor

Jacqui Taylor often refers to the conduit needed to get a natural resource, oil, from the ground to the petrol tanks of cars.  The analogy applies to Rural Tourism/Agritourism which is a facilitator of employment opportunities, an additional income generator to rural communities and a means to empower women and the youth where there are… read more »

Rob Kucera

A dynamic and effective management executive, with over 20 years of experience and a portfolio of delivering excellence within the Hospitality Industry. In a career of dedicated service delivery, coupled with the capacity to drive business growth, all the while managing multiple functions of premier, luxury, high- volume Hotels, Resorts and Spas, Rob Kucera has… read more »

Frank Mustaff

Frank Mustaff has more than 30 years of management and consulting experience. He is specialized in tourism development and tourism planning, tourism marketing, investment promotion, export marketing and sales activities in various sectors. International Project & Strategic Management and the Leading of international teams in the field of development form also part of his area… read more »

Barry Clemens

Top 100 most influential leaders in Hospitality – Global Mice congress and awards 2019. Most influential Hospitality CEO for London – CEO Monthly Magazine. Lilizela Award judge for 5 consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018). African Tourism Leadership Forum – Awards committee member & speaker, and current Chairperman of AYTIC. Recognised international speaker… read more »

Pascal Viroleau

A seasoned, versatile, and enthusiastic leader with 20+ years’ experience spanning general management, strategy & operations, executive leadership, sustainable tourism, development, and financial controls. Proud native and ambassador for Indian Ocean with great respect for different religions & cultures. Pascal holds a master degree in Strategy and management. He used to be the director for… read more »

Mona Mahdy

Mona Mahdy spearheads the Oracle NetSuite organization for Africa & Levant. As a professional in the technology industry for the past 16 years, Mona advanced through multiple roles within multinational organizations. Starting out in product & brand management for the public sector, channel management, sales, and most recently leading Oracle NetSuite’s expansion across Africa &… read more »

Lee Naik

I am a techie at heart and one that has been fascinated with transforming the way we work and live to make a real difference to people, companies and the world we live in. I have spent most of my professional career as a digital and technology transformation specialist,designing, leading and executing the transformation of… read more »

Jo-Ann Pohl

I have experience spanning start-ups to listed corporates and have operated locally, regionally and globally. I was appointed Group CFO at Bowmans in October 2017 and sits on the Board of CAFSA, Sanari Capital and MMI Lending as a Non-Executive Director. Previously I was consulting to Texton Property Fund Ltd and an Executive Director and… read more »

Hari Ganesh Kumar

I lead Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE technology propositions across Asia-Pacific, India, MENA & Africa. As Enterprise Proposition Lead, I work with large organisations propelling their adoption of technology to meet their global tax and accounting compliance and reporting requirements. In addition to driving engagement and ensuring customers get the most out of the ONESOURCE suite and… read more »

Alan Knott-Craig Jnr

I am an entrepreneur with 11 years experience in TMT in Africa, focused on the intersection between traditional media, mobile networks and the Web. Wide- ranging experience in product development, management, mergers &acquisitions, social entrepreneurship and tech start-ups.

Adrian Frey

Adrian Frey is the Managing Director of Beluluane Industrial Park and Free-Trade Zone (a Public- Private Partnership). The park is occupied by 35 companies from 15 different countries and supports a workforce of over 5000 employees. Beluluane offers the perfect location for establishing manufacturing business, distribution centres and connecting with the local, SADC and international… read more »

Olivier Granet

Olivier Granet is the former CEO of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for a portfolio of over 200 hotels consisting of 50,000 rooms across over 30 countries. He joined the Middle East team in 2011 at a time when the Group had 40 hotels in the region. With almost 20 years… read more »

Irina Unkovski

Irina Unkovski is a qualified quantity surveyor, specialising in infrastructure procurement methods. She has close to 20 years’ experience working within the infrastructure and built environment industry, with both the public and private sector, on various infrastructure initiatives. Irina Unkovski has completed various consulting assignments mostly at National and Provincial Government levels specifically development of… read more »

Deborah Nicol-Omeruah

Deborah Nicol-Omeruah is the Chief Commercial Officer for UACN Property Development Company Plc (UPDC) and is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing new real estate development opportunities, driving business growth, and increasing profitability across the entire business. This includes strategic joint venture partnerships, and asset management of the UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Deborah… read more »

Kevin Teeroovengadum

Kevin Teeroovengadum has an MBA and M.Sc. in Finance. He worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and business consultancy before moving to Loita Capital Partners Group. Kevin Teeroovengadum joined Actis as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team. At Actis, he led the origination of a number of… read more »