Mr. Adidwa is a leader who is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. He takes pleasure in channelling this passion through sourcing innovative solutions, that address current problems within the African continent and taking these solutions to market.
Daniel is a qualified Marketer and attained his BA Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication and a Diploma in Account Management from the AAA School of Advertising. Daniel has worked at various communications agencies, where he worked on various local and international blue chip accounts.
He is passionate about the African continent, its people and the stories behind African communities. He believes that technology can play a large role in getting the world to experience real African Stories. He currently holds the position of CEO of Tour2.0 and former Vice-Chairman of the Regional Tourism Association of Southern Africa (RETOSA) youth steering committee.
His organisation, Tour2.0, has managed to stimulate the cultural and community tourism sector within South Africa and is in the process of expanding within the African continent. Tour2.0 has built a product base of over 70 unique cultural and community tourism experiences within South Africa and is expanding to various territories on the continent.
Toni Ukachuwu is the Publisher and CEO of Aviators Africa. A media and Integrated marketing company that services the travel and tourism industry. He also founded Aviators Africa Academy, a social enterprise that seeks to inspire and engage the next generation in aviation and Aerospace in Africa.
Toni is the Aviation Development Director, Africa at AviaDev. A premier route development event dedicated to improving air connectivity to,from and within the African continent. He is The regional manager at African Business Travel Association(ABTA)and partner at Nigeria Travel Week.
Dr Neil Midlane was appointed as Wilderness Safaris Group Sustainability Manager on 1 April 2019, though his connection to Wilderness goes back to 2010 when he founded and ran the Kafue Lion Project with support from Wilderness and the Wilderness Wildlife Trust. He spent three years in the field working on his thesis, which earned him a PhD in Zoology through the University of Cape Town.
Neil is a member of the African Lion Working Group (an affiliate of the Cat Specialist Group and the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group of the IUCN), the Mozambique Carnivore Working Group and the Transfrontier Specialist Group. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management from the University of Stellenbosch.
Ms Pam Yako is the Managing Director of Zenande Leadership Consulting. She holds a B Com (Rhodes University) and Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA) degrees and has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector. She has worked as a Municipal Manager for Amathole District Municipality, Director-General for the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Department of Water Affairs (DWA).
She is a Certified Coach with the Coach Training Alliance and is trained in Enneagram in the narrative tradition, coaching with the Enneagram as well as an accredited Integrative Enneagram Practitioner. She has undergone training with internationally renowned trainers like Dr. David Daniels, Peter O’Hanrahan as well as Dr. Ginger Lapid-Bogda and this has given her an international perspective in the work she does.
As an entrepreneur and a consultant, she has worked with organisations in both the public and private sector and is currently running her own business and this makes her to fully appreciate the challenges and opportunities faced by her clients and work proactively with them in order to achieve long-term sustainable results. Her consulting project repertoire includes project management, facilitation of strategy development processes; offering strategic advice to clients; municipal turnarounds; organisational development, change management, board assessments, team coaching and effectiveness.
Pam is the Chairperson of the South African Tourism Board and has served as a board member of the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency Board, a public entity in the Eastern Cape where she was a member of the Finance Committee and Investment Committee of the Board. She is the Chairperson of the Seriti Institute a non-profit organization and a WWF-SA board member. She has previously served on the board of Linkd Environmental Services (an environmental consulting company). She is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Pam is passionate with working with women in leadership positions and these include those in management positions/aspirant or running their own businesses and have for four years hosted an annual woman in leadership conference. In addition, Pam is a keen writer and she writes a monthly blog on pertinent and topical leadership issues (zenandeleadership.wordpress.com).
Tim Harris is the CEO of Wesgro, the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape.Tim previously served as Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister of Finance for the Democratic Alliance (DA).
He holds a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Tim currently sits on the board of the Cape Town Film Studios and BPESA.
Marang is the founder of Business Process Mechanics, assisting entrepreneurs to review their business models and automate business processes to build sustainable businesses. In 2018 Marang joined Lean Business South Africa as a Managing Partner – a tech start-up providing an innovative tool to track investments in developing SMEs.
As part of Designathon Works in South Africa, Marang assists entrepreneurs to develop and commercialise innovative products and services. Some of these designathons are with children as young as 7 years old.
She was previously a Management Consultant for banks and insurances companies such as FNB, Standard Bank and Liberty
Assia is the Founder and CEO of Evolvin’ Women, a socially responsible platform for sourcing female talents in hospitality, differently, aimed at improving the employability of women from developing countries through the provision of necessary resources, networks, education and employment opportunities that would not be otherwise available to them. Her commitment to the SDGs #4, #5 and #8 and her work in the field of equality of opportunity and inclusion through Evolvin’ Women, translated in 2017 into her membership of the UAE task-force for the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a collaboration between the UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact.
As a result of embedding social responsibility in HR practices within the hospitality industry, in 2018 Evolvin’ Women became one of the first microenterprises to join the United Nation Global Compact.
Assia is a member of the Dubai Business Women Council and an Advisory Board Member for Zawadi International for young entrepreneurs in Africa. Assia is the former Group Learning and Development Manager at Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) – Dubai, where she developed the L&D strategy for over 1000 employees working in 42 restaurants. Assia has been recognized as one of the GCC’s Women Leaders of 2017 and received the Women in Leadership Award by CMO ASIA and the Women Super Achiever Awards at the World HRD Congress 2018 for helping hospitality businesses in the Middle East and Africa embed social responsibility in their business practices and become catalysts for equality of opportunity.