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Ryan Ravens

Accelerate Cape Town

Ryan Ravens is the CEO of Accelerate Cape Town. With an extensive entrepreneurial background, Ryan previously played a strategic role at Blue IQ Investment Holdings which became the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency. He was also the lead project manager for the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

GAVIN TIPPER

AVI

Gavin is the Chairman of Accelerate Cape Town. He is also the Chairman of AVI, an executive director of Coronation Investments and Trading Limited and a non-executive director of a number of other companies.

ASHOEK ADHIKARI

INDEPENDENT ACT DIRECTOR

Ashoek is an independent ACT Director and previously served as General Counsel at Media24. He is an attorney and has worked previously for the Western Cape Provincial Government.

CRISPIN SONN

Gamiro

Crispin is a Director and shareholder of Gamiro Holdings and CEO of Gamiro ISI (Insights: Solutions: Implementation). Until July 2014, Crispin was the Managing Director of the Retail Mass Cluster of businesses at Old Mutual. He is a member and the previous Chairperson of the Old Mutual Foundation and serves on various Boards including Foodbank South Africa, UCT GSB and Frontier Rare Earths.

GAVIN FITZMAURICE

Webber Wentzel

Gavin is the managing partner of Webber Wentzel’s Cape Town office, serves on the firm’s management board and specialises in Insurance, Shipping & Transport law. Gavin currently chairs the Cape Chapter of the Maritime Law Association of South Africa and has 20 years of experience in the maritime legal field. He is an accomplished international speaker and chaired portions of the African Ports Evolution Conference.

JOHN LOMBERG

SANTAM

John heads up the Stakeholder Management within the Santam Group of Companies. His function is to ensure that the Santam Group continues to build appropriate business relationships with material stakeholders in local, provincial and national government to ensure that the business safeguards its reputation, obtains access to new markets, and remain relevant.

LANCE SEPTEMBER

BDO

Lance is a Financial Services Partner at BDO and has been in the audit profession for 21 years and during this time he has held various leadership positions. Lance has been an audit partner since 2005 and has worked across many sectors with the last 11 years specifically spent in financial services.

MARIUS ALBERTS

DELOITTE

Marius is the Office Managing Partner of Deloitte in the Western Cape. He is also responsible for Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous – the leading whistle blowing and ethics line in Africa. He is an admitted attorney and has been involved in various projects, both in South Africa and abroad, including numerous inspections on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank.

BENJAMIN (BENJI) NORMAN

OLD MUTUAL

Benji is currently the Chief Transformation Officer of Old Mutual Limited. He is a highly efficient, results driven and a capable Transformation Professional with over 20 years of progressive experience augmented by a strong tertiary background in business, people, processes and administration.

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