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Primary Role
CEO Groupon South Africa @
Born:
February 21, 1974
Gender:
Male
Location:
Cape Town
Website:
http://www.rocket-internet.com
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Person Details

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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.

Jobs (10)

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Past
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Ended
Title
Company
Jun 1, 2014
Mar 1, 2015
CEO Groupon South Africa
Sep 1, 2013
Jun 1, 2014
CEO and Founder - Africa Internet Accelerator
Nov 1, 2011
Sep 1, 2012
Co-founder
Oct 15, 2011
Sep 1, 2012
Managing Director South Africa
May 1, 2012
Aug 1, 2012
Venture Development
Feb 1, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
Managing Director China
Mar 1, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Co-founder Airizu.com and Wimdu China
2010
2011
Co-founder
2001
2008
Senior to Manager
1998
2001
Account Executive

Board & Advisor Roles (1)

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Education (3)

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