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Mr. Ewoud Derksen is a Director of One Thousand & One Voices. Mr. Derksen joined
One Thousand & One Voices in 2016 and is responsible for deal origination, negotiation and execution and leads One Thousand & One Voices’ team in South Africa. While at One Thousand & One Voices, Mr. Derksen has been involved with the structuring and execution of all new deals since he joined and assisted with managing and diversifying the current investment portfolio. Mr Derksen serves on the Board of multiple portfolio companies for One Thousand & One Voices.
Mr. Derksen’s career began in bulge bracket international investment banking where he spent close to a decade at Deutsche Bank AG in Johannesburg, London and New York, where he was responsible for the Metals & Mining practice and did multiple deals (including several cross-border transactions) in the Metals & Mining, Pharmaceutical, Consumer and Industrial industries.
Mr. Derksen is a graduate of Stellenbosch University of the Witwatersrand, where he completed a
degree in Commerce, majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. Mr. Derksen also holds a higher Diploma in Tax Law (cum laude) from the University of Johannesburg, A certificate of Business Excellence (Short form MBA) from Colombia University Business School and is a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Adri Venter holds a B.SC Dietetics degree and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management. With 12 years’ experience in the food ingredients industry, she has acquired broad knowledge of functional ingredients. As part of her role as Business Manager at Savannah Fine Chemicals, she is the product manager for BENEO – leading chicory derived prebiotic fiber manufacturer. She served on the dietary fibre working committee with the purpose to address draft regulation R429 – Regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foods.
Crown Food Group
Total Duration2 yrs 4 mos
TitlePrincipal Specialist: Hydrocolloids
Dates EmployedMay 2017 – Jan 2019
Employment Duration1 yr 9 mos
LocationCape Town Area, South Africa
An Exco member managing the growth of current Hydrocolloid Principal Portfolios. Sourcing of new raw materials for supply and production into the food industry in Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Executed the role of HoD for Dairy and Beverage Innovations, managing and developing the dairy brand. Technical resource to commercial and research and development divisions.
Martin graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2004 with a PhD in organic chemistry, and joined FlavourCraft a Durban based savoury flavours and seasonings business. In 2011 he joined Kerry with the acquisition of FlavourCraft and has filled a number of R&D roles within the organisation since then. In 2017 he took up a position in Business Development, focusing on dairy and beverage EUMs and was promoted to Business Development Director in 2019 with an overall responsibility for that function in SSA.
Dr. Olaniyi Fawole is a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator in the Department of Horticultural Science, Stellenbosch University. He holds a Ph.D in Postharvest Technology (Horticulture) from Stellenbosch University. His research strives to better understand the effects of various biotic and abiotic factors on horticultural food crops in order to develop appropriate postharvest management protocols/tools that enable safety, environmental sustainability and reduce postharvest losses.
Dr. Fawole works with stakeholders in the Ag-sector for capacity building, knowledge transfer and adoption, and commercialisation of new and smart solutions.
To date, he has supervised or co-supervised 16 postgraduate students and authored over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals (>1250 citations, H-index 20 and i10-index 29; GoogleScholar) and has also attended over 30 international conferences and seminars.
Cindy Chin is a registered dietitian with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wits University and a Bachelor of Science Medical Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Cape Town. She has worked in a diverse set of roles both locally and internationally, with a combined experience of more than 20 years, starting in private clinical practice, with a focus on the dietary management of chronic diseases of lifestyle and obesity. Her current role at Woolworths entails driving strategic health and wellness initiatives in a variety of business areas, including product development, communications and food labelling, and is passionate about incorporating evidence-based nutrition science principles into the interpretation of product trends and innovation.
Doug currently heads up Professional Services for SYSPRO Africa. He has been a Scotsman in Africa for 30 years. He spent 14 of them at SAP through their initial to recent SCM solution growth. His last role there was Head of Africa Pre-Sales. He has worked in SADC, East, West and Francophone Africa. At heart he’s a manufacturing/logistics business professional – rather than an IT techie. His passion is to help companies discover and implement innovation using people, processes and appropriate business IT. Doug enjoys writing, traveling, mountain bike riding and drinking Malt Whisky.
My name is Xolile Mbatha. I am the Research, Nutrition and Technology Director at Kelloggs SA. I have 13+ years in the FMCG industry, mainly in the Research and Development area. My passion is to see product ideas come to live through technology, and to create food that enjoyed and nutritionally beneficial to consumers.
My qualifications are as follows:
- MBA (Henley Business School)
- Bcom Marketing (UNISA)
- BTech Food Technology (DUT)
- ND Food Technology (DUT)
Having grown up on a farm she appreciates the importance of real, ‘home-grown’ foods and is passionate about providing farmers (who incur so much of the risk) greater access to the market. When one considers that between 20-50% of post-harvest produce, depending on the crop, goes to waste in South Africa and that 34.6% of premature deaths and diseases globally are linked to poor diets she believes we should all be conscious of what we eat and where we source it. Education is ineffective if the food environment is against you and so her goal is to in some small way influence policy makers, retailers and food manufacturers to consider their role in creating a food chain that is better for people and better for the planet. Whilst spending a number of years in Banking and Strategy Consulting she studied both Psychology and Perinatal Health, Fitness and Nutrition where she drew even greater links between nutrition and one’s overall health and wellbeing and uses those daily at Rush Nutrition which looks to pioneer innovative functional food and beverages solutions.
Miles Kubheka, the entrepreneur, refreshing keynote speaker and author, is the poster child for the audacity of hope. Having once been employed by a leading multinational, he went out on a limb and ingeniously created a restaurant with the same name and branding as a fictional restaurant portrayed in a famous ‘beeg beeg dreamer’ TV ad campaign. In doing so, he catapulted into media
stardom, and soon translated his innovative thinking into entrepreneurial success.
When occupying centre stage at a business symposium and delivering a keynote, Miles has a clear message of hope for multinationals and small businesses alike. If you hire the right people with an entrepreneurial mindset, you can build new business models within your company, rather than have disgruntled employees leave and start a business in competition to your own. Miles is also a firm believer that entrepreneurial mindsets can be fostered within an organisation. He encourages organisations to build a culture that supports employees to become intrepreneurs: people who behave like an entrepreneur whilst being employed.
While Miles’s compelling rags-to-riches story speaks to any audience – his message is universal – it serves as a platform from which to address some of the pressing issues in business today, such as competition, retaining good staff, changing company culture and investing in the future. Both an analytic and creative thinker, who holds a Master’s degree in Business and a post-graduate Business Diploma from a leading business school, Miles believes companies who want to generate wealth, rather than to preserve it, need to offer new products and services. He shares his vision with businesses that are ready to ‘think out of the box’ when it comes to leadership, teamwork, branding and reputation management. In Miles’ own words: “It is okay to build a new business on the back of a legacy business – but will it look like lipstick on a bulldog or a new puppy?”
His accomplishments include starting a chain of pharmacies and co-owning an IT software solutions company. His never-say-die message about going back out there every day, even when times are tough (he almost experienced bankruptcy), is something all South Africans in the business world can relate to. Driven by tenacity, optimism and self-belief, Miles is uniquely capable of inspiring audiences to dream big but execute with practicality.
• He holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Wits University and post-graduate Business Diploma from GIBS Business School.
• The host of At The Table TV show, SABC 3 20:30.
• Writes for Entrepreneur magazine.
• Author of From A Big Big Dreamer to Living the Dream – Vuyo’s.
• Became one of four independent MicrosoQ vendors in which MicrosoQ invested R100m.
• Founder of Vuyo’s franchise.