CO-FOUNDER (MOVEPRETTY), BRAND STRATEGIST & ENTREPRENEUR
Annelize started out her career in the creative world of advertising and brand management, and has worked on a variety of brands in through-the-line agencies, on the client side and on a consultation basis. However, she’d always had a love for fashion and decided to continue her studies part-time to take a slight career turn into the world of fashion and at the same time pursue her entrepreneurial passions. After co-founding and running a women’s athleisure brand, MOVEPRETTY for 8 years, Annelize gained ever-valuable experience first-hand, seeing her startup grow – first as a part time hobby and later as a full-time business. Currently, Annelize is pursuing other startup business interests and consulting in her areas of expertise. She is passionate about women empowerment, finding balance in life and work as a mom and wife, and loving others as she loves Jesus.
FOUNDER & Solutions Director | ZEAL HR
Callista Greeff is the founder of Zeal HR, award-winning recruitment and HR solutions provider company. She completed a B.Com Human Resource Management degree through the University of Pretoria before completing an Honours degree in Strategic Management through UNISA. Callista is passionate about providing service in a relational manner and enjoys finding innovative solutions to problems while embracing technology. She has realised that redemptive entrepreneurship is her calling, and she is excited to follow where He leads.
CEO | VALCARE
“Fighting and building” is part of Ivan’s DNA and a role he has been in for as long as he can remember, serving his community on various levels. He has a degree in Communications, an Honors Degree in Industrial Psychology and an MBA. In 2014 he founded Labit, a small business incubator focused on developing entrepreneurs in rural communities. In 2017 he joined Valcare as CEO, establishing it as a social impact investment platform. He enjoys long-distance running and endurance races. Having convinced his wife, Lecia, to marry him eight years ago remains his personal, most impressive achievement.
FOUNDER & CEO | FILMWORX
Jacobus is an untamed creative creator. The intriguing world of film and media content production became a natural outlet for this innate urge to move from ideation to production in a short period of time. With experience as a feature film director, he founded SA FilmWorx, a purpose-driven content production company that supports business growth with media content that speaks to the heart of viewers. With their first studios based in Somerset West, the business is a media powerhouse making a positive difference to everyone who becomes part of their journey!
FOUNDER | CEO DEGIMY
After completing his Honours degree in Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University, Kobus pursued a career in credit risk, where he later became a specialist in credit risk modelling. While building models that forecast the behaviour of the consumer for some of the biggest banks in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Africa, he realised that there is very little being done to change this consumer behaviour. With his modelling expertise and passion for mentorship, entrepreneurship and leadership development, he founded Digemy.com, an EdTech company that specialises in organisational optimisation, financial wellness, and entrepreneurial and soft-skill development in the Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer markets.
CO-FOUNDER | BRAND TOGETHER
Lara is the Co-Founder of Brand Together: a marketing agency focused on offering support to businesses that want to grow strategic and operational capacity whilst reducing risk. She believes that good marketing happens when you connect someone with the right solution. It isn’t bells and whistles that sell best but a human-centred approach. She’s a strategic, creative thinker with branding, marketing and customer research background. She spent the bulk of her career at Allan Gray, then got the opportunity to work at a non-profit, an Ad agency, a big corporate and a startup. She is an entrepreneur at heart who gets her kicks from eradicating jargon and a well-chosen font.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO | MINTOR
A creative problem solver, passionate about youth development and social entrepreneurship (and dancing) – this is what makes Leànne thrive and she’s put it to action having co-founded Mintor to see millions of unemployed youth realise their potential. Leànne’s background comprises 15+ yrs in IT and Operations Consulting (UK, USA, Africa), including her former role as global SME development manager for IFC (World Bank Group). She holds a B.Eng (Industrial Electronics) from Stellenbosch University and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Oxford University, however, her biggest learnings were from doing business and learning from others that do.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO | DRIVEN ADVISORY
Owen Muzambi is a Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Driven Advisory, a social enterprise and development advisory group. They focus on accelerating the economic and financial inclusion in South Africa and Africa by designing and implementing custom social change interventions. Owen is actively involved in creating and supplying innovative micro-enterprise solutions to improve sustainable entrepreneurial capabilities; alleviating poverty in low-income urban and rural communities.
CO-FOUNDER, CEO & PRODUCER | BEYOND THE EYES
Sammy grew up in a farming family in the North West, post-Bophutatswana. He was educated at Potchefstroom High School for Boys and the University of Pretoria. It was at university that he truly came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and sensed the call of the Lord on his life. After completing his B.Com Investment Management degree, he joined a ministry called Campus Outreach as full-time staff for six years, sharing his faith on campus. The desire to tell stories finally drove him to realise his dream of capturing the African stories that often remain untold, co-founding Beyond the Eyes in 2014. He shares the journey with business partner Tebogo, as well as his wife Mpho and their daughter Aobakwe.