PHILIP GELDENHUYS

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Philip graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Stellenbosch University and a PhD in Social Development from the University of Cape Town. He was also a Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare and a Praxis Fellow in the USA. Philip and his wife, Reé, live in Paarl, South Africa, and have three children.

MELANIE DU TOIT

MARKETING & EVENTS MANAGER

Melanie is the Marketing & Events Manager for the Accelerator Programme. Over the past 12 years she’s directed various conferences, events and shows in the USA, Namibia and South Africa and she’s also a co-founder of Intaba Collective, a group of creatives working together and individually to tell great visual stories. She’s married to Pieter and they have two children.

FLOYED MABASA

NEXTGEN LEAD

Floyed completed his studies at the University of Witwatersrand with a BA degree in Industrial Psychology and Philosophy, followed by a post graduate diploma through Wits Business School. He is passionate about the leadership development of young people, especially the marginalised. He has a strong heart for social justice and has been involved with organisations like Campus Outreach and the Targeting Talent Programme, which aim to promote values that help build up a picture of a redeemed community. He loves people and enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

TRIGA VENTURES IS A NON-PROFIT AND PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION (PBO) IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ALSO HAS A 501(C)(3) AFFILIATION IN THE USA.

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