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Time for Africa to leverage the power of mentorship

Time for Africa to leverage the power of mentorship

Sitting at 30,000 feet flying over the Atlantic after attending a dynamic Techstars and AcceleratingAfrica event in Manhattan, I was left with a lasting impression on the quality of the African entrepreneurs on display as they diligently and effortlessly pitched their...

How To Ensure Your Business Grows Year After Year

How To Ensure Your Business Grows Year After Year

By Christopher Rolfe Director at Christopher Rolfe Advisory YPO member since 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa “How can I grow my business by 30% year-on-year?” “How do I build a strategy that creates long term value for my shareholders?” I often get asked these...

The one question African CEOs want an answer to

The one question African CEOs want an answer to

From Daru to Durban, I often get asked the same questions by African CEOs. “How can I grow my business by 30 per cent year-on-year?” “How do we build a strategy that creates long-term value for shareholders?” In thinking about these questions, I often get the sense...

What funders are looking for in African startups

What funders are looking for in African startups

As economic growth has started to show consistent trends across Africa over the past 10 to 15 years, the continent is finally experiencing decreasing levels of poverty, increased lifespans, improved living conditions, and a brighter future in general.  In order to...

YPO Global Leadership Conference, Vancouver 2017

Honoured to have been able to speak to 2,500 delegates about a unique client: The MST Group, a dynamic company in the social impact enterprise sector. Through a clear vision and strong leadership, the company has leveraged technology and mobility to offer specialised mobile units and data solutions addressing some of Africa’s most pressing needs.

Interviewed on CNBC Africa, South Africa, 2014

Providing views and opinions on the state of the South African economy on behalf of YPO Member Pulse Survey.

Speaking at the NetProphet Event, Cape Town, 2012

Net Prophet is an event created to inspire and educate upcoming innovative entrepreneurs in the local Internet based economy.