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Dr. Judey Pretorius

Dr. Judey Pretorius Age: 36 • Entrepreneur • Biomedical Emporium, South Africa "I have always dreamed about developing my own product ranges" Dr Judey Pretorius is a highly accomplished Biomedical Scientist and product development specialist with enormous experience...

Olive Gachara

Olive Gachara Age: 32 • Entrepreneur • COUTURE Africa Limited, Kenya "You are your biggest asset" Olive Gachara is publisher and CEO of COUTURE Africa Limited (Couture Africa Magazine Media House). She is an angel investor on Lions' Den – a business reality show...

Carlota David – Howoses

Carlota David - Howoses Technical Assistant to Managing Director • MBA, Beng(Metallurgical Engineering) • Navachab Gold Mine, Namibia "We all have that one skill that we are good at and aware of. Find it and let it be seen, let it be heard, put it out there always!"...

Mandy Jayakody

Mandy Jayakody Entrepreneur • Aquila Projects, South Africa " I have been blessed with a supportive family, with parents who work hard and believe that you can do anything you put your mind to" Mandy Jayakody is a co-founder of Aquila Projects, a company she co-owns...

Beatrice Ndung’u

Beatrice Ndung'u Entrepreneur • Award winning Branding and Public Relations Guru, East Africa "My motivation comes from seeing people succeed" Beatrice Ndung’u is a public relations and branding expert having a clientele base of politicians which includes presidents,...

Mike Chilewe Jnr

Mike Chilewe Jnr Age: 28 • Entrepreneur • Chilewe Brands Global, Malawi " I don’t want to be broke again and I also want to empower others because God created me for a purpose" Mike Chilewe Jnr started his businesses at an early age, because he learned early on to...

Mbali Nwoko

Mbali Nwoko Age: 30 • Agripreneur • Green Terrace, South Africa " I’m a farmer on the field as well as a farmer in the boardroom" Mbali Nwoko is an alumna of the University of Johannesburg and she studied for a BCom in industrial Psychology. She left her recruitment...

Allegro Dinkwanyane

Allegro Dinkwanyane Age: 28 • Entrepreneur • Orgella Media, South Africa "I never stop learning and asking questions" Allegro Dinkwanyane started her company in a university dormitory following an assignment to start an online blog. Today her brand Orgella Media is a...

Dr Josefina Hamutoko

Dr Josefina Hamutoko Age: 28 • Researcher • Namibia "Just follow your heart, be open to other opportunities and do your best at whatever you are doing" Dr Josefina Hamutoko is a 28 year old PhD graduate from the University of Namibia (UNAM). She is the 2016 Young...

Jokate Mwegelo

Jokate Mwegelo Age: 31 • Entrepreneur• Kidoti Company, Tanzania "What matters the most is you taking a leap of faith and inspiring a generation of young people who have the guts and enthusiasm to chase their dreams and wanting to do business and employ people" Jokate...

Catherine Shipushu

Catherine Shipushu Manager Marketing and Communication • NQA, Namibia "I built my career on sheer hard work, fully immersing myself in my work and consistently delivering 100% to everything I do " Catherine Shipushu is a marketing and communication manager at NQA...

Sandra Mwiihangele

Sandra Mwiihangele Age: 30 • Entrepreneur, Cosmetic Chemist, Kiyomisandz, Namibia "You must persevere during hard times and learn how to motivate yourself" The story of Sandra Mwiihangele is one to be admired and applauded as she has been able to apply textbook...

Ndahambelela Ndoroma

Ndahambelela Ndoroma Age: 30 • Operations Manager CA (Nam) • Old Mutual PLC, Namibia "As a woman in leadership it is important to inspire and build others up." Ndahambelela Ndoroma qualified as a CA at age 26, and she admits it was not a walk in the park. What this...

Tomas Aipanda

Tomas Aipanda Age: 29 • Long Term Planning Engineer • Swakop Uranium, Namibia "I always think that my job is equivalent to that of a conductor of an orchestra." This young leader started from humble beginnings in a rural high school and because of his academic track...

Graciana Mwenyo

Graciana Mwenyo Age: 29 • Assistant Manager: Advisory Services CA (Nam) • EY, Namibia "Never give up on your dreams, no matter the circumstances in your life." When faced with challenges many opt to throw in the towel. This young leader encourages us today to not give...

Obakeng Morakile

Obakeng Morakile Age: 28. Logistics Superintendent, South 32 Mine, Northern Cape Province, South Africa "Hard work and effort go a long way, you cannot reach your goals without this." A career that started for Obakeng Baks Morakile as a graduate geologist has not...

Tshegofatso Kole

Tshegofatso Kole Age: 28 • Financial Analyst CA (SA) • De Beers Group Services SA "My dream is to be a powerhouse and not just in business." This young leader is an over achiever and has always challenged herself to excel beyond ordinary measures. Because of her...

Wayiti Silvester

Wayiti Silvester Age: 31 • Engineering Executive Manager • Cenored, Namibia "I remain inspired by anyone who defied the odds..." Wayiti Silvester is no stranger to hardship. He lost his father at a very young age and being a first born he set the standard high for...

Gerson Muremi

Gerson Muremi Age: 30 • Audit Manager CA (Nam) • KPMG Namibia "Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Nothing comes easy in life; you have to pay the price to enjoy any form of success. This young leader believes...