South Africa

Lee-Anne Bac

Lee-Anne Bac is a Director at BDO Advisory Services Johannesburg with more than 20 years experience consulting to clients in the tourism, hospitality, leisure and property sectors in South Africa and the rest of Africa.  Lee-Anne’s consulting experience includes strategic planning, market and financial feasibility studies, financial evaluations, business valuations, economic impact studies, socio-economic impact… read more »

Miller Matola

Miller has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of the North, Miller Matola began his career as a lecturer at Vista University where he worked for four years. During this time, he obtained a BA Honours (Cum Laude) from the University of Potchefstroom. Thereafter he took on a project management course whilst… read more »

John Friel

John Friel has a career spanning 26 Years in the Travel industry in both the Retail, Online and Airline vertices, 15 of these 26 years in Africa, having senior roles within the continent in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania at Emirates Airline, Comair Limited (British Airways & and Etihad Airways… read more »

Akwasi Obeng-Adjei

He is the Director of Group Internal Audit: Investment Management and Insurance at Absa Bank South Africa and an academic with a vested interest in the Futures as a discipline. He has presented on this subject matter at several conferences and organisations and has received numerous accolades. He is a PhD Candidate (Wits) and holds… read more »

Esmare Steinhofel

Esmaré currently fulfils the role of Regional Director for Africa for the International Congress and Convention Association.  Her key focus is to deliver ICCA services, products and events, for the recruitment and retention of members and for maintaining and enhancing ICCA’s reputation and awareness amongst target markets.  She has extensive experience in the international marketing… read more »

Monika Iuel

Monika has a long-standing passion for Southern African tourism, a deep knowledge of the international marketplace, and strong industry relationships at home and abroad. She has extensive experience in the industry, spending the first half of her career in the inbound tourism industry, including 13 years at Tourvest Destination Management. Monika then spent 4 years… read more »

Jeanette Molot

Jeanette Heads up the Global Sales Office for Marriott International for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, focusing on driving commercial strategy for the biggest hospitality company in the world. Combine entrepreneurial drive with business-management skills and an in-depth understanding of the African continent sums up Jeanette. Doing business in over 18 African Countries. Creating unconventional go… read more »

Alex Mabunda

Alex Mabunda is the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Ntiyiso Consulting Group, an authentically African and Globally wired management consulting firm, whose purpose is to “empower institutions that enable Africa’s development”. Alex leads the development and implementation of the business strategy for the Group. He has over 22 years of Industrialisation and Management… read more »

Moseketsi Mpeta

Moseketsi is Head of Tourism & Services the Industrial Development Corporation She has deep knowledge and passion for development finance and has over the many years at IDC, developed passion for the tourism industry and has facilitated funding and investments to many establishments both within and outside the South Africa.

Kwakye Donkor

Kwakye Donkor is the CEO of Africa Tourism Partners (ATP), a Pan African tourism advisory firm and a UNWTO award-winning firm. He is a renowned Pan-African strategist and expert in areas of tourism development, strategic and destination marketing, destination brand management and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition/Events). He is a recognised and highly respected… read more »

Hon. Amos Fish Mahlalela

Mr Amos Fish Mahlalela is the Deputy Minister of the Department of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa from 29 May 2019. He is a member of the African National Congress in the National Assembly of South Africa Hon. Fish holds an Honours Degree in Governance and Leadership from the University of the Witwatersrand…. read more »

K.O aka Mr Cashtime

Growing up in Piet Retief in Mpumalanga, K.O (real name Ntokozo Mdluli) dreamt about becoming a world-renowned MC, looking up to West Coast greats like Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg from an early age, in the hopes of forging a similar path that spearheaded his culture. It was only when K.O met future Teargas members… read more »

Warren La Fleur

Developed a focused Venture Capital fund to invest in commercializing the research from the top universities and research institutes across East, West and Southern Africa. Developed a venture builder model to extend the work of university technology transfer offices to enable their creation of ground breaking spin out companies that solves local problems for global… read more »

Tshepo Makelane

Tshepo Makelane is currently a Senior Vice President for Strategic Supplier Partnerships & Project Logistics at Imperial. Additionally, he is executive Chairman of Imperial Managed Solutions in Namibia focusing on providing logistics solutions for key clients in Namibia. A supply chain professional and practitioner, he has worked in various industries, including FMCG, powerutilities and oil… read more »

Tseliso Mohlomi

Mohlomi has over twenty years of experience in senior management positions. His experiences span from the NGO sector, corporate sector, and the public sector. He is currently working as the Senior Director for the Tshwane University of Technology’s Institute for Future of Work. His responsibility is to pioneer the initiative by the university to bridge… read more »