Web entrepreneur focused on BUILDING and ACCELERATING winning ECOMMERCE companies in AFRICA.
Involved in building some of the fastest growing ecommerce companies in the world: lamoda.ru (Russia), wimdu.com (Germany & China), zando.co.za (South Africa), jumia.com (Nigeria), jabong.com (India), Groupon.co.za (Groupon South Africa)
African by choice - I know well and believe strongly in Africa: launched Jumia Nigeria 3 weeks after landing in Lagos, launched Zando in 6 weeks after landing in Cape Town, successfully built group buying venture in South Africa and exited to Groupon, extensive work experience in Angola, Gabon, Cameroun, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco and Algeria. Built and run an incubator team based in Cape Town with 3 ecommerce ventures covering fashion (style36), home (5rooms) and baby (kinderelo), funded by Naspers.
I believe in building fast AND sustainable, with success stories showing customer satisfaction scores increasing 10x in a year, through best in class customer service, operations and last mile logistics.
MBA Columbia Business School and London Business School.
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|Feb 1, 2016||VentureBurn - Ecommerce Africa Confex aims to double in size, reflect industry growth|
|Jul 17, 2014||VentureBurn - Groupon South Africa CEOs officially announce they’re stepping down|
|Jul 2, 2014||ZD Net - Why doesn't Africa have its own Amazon yet?|
|Feb 21, 2014||VentureBurn - Sources: Naspers is shutting down major ecommerce sites from MIH SA [updates]|