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Tim London joined the GSB in 2014 as a full time faculty member teaching and supervising students in the areas of leadership and organizational design across the full range of existing programmes (PhD, MBA, MPhil, PGDip, and Executive Education).
His previous work in higher education includes academic and leadership roles at the University of Cambridge (Director of Programmes); Queen’s University, Belfast (Director of Education and Teaching Fellow); and Kennesaw State University (Assistant Professor).
Prior to moving into higher education, he worked in schools, a non-profit, and for one of the largest unions in the United States. He has worked in a number of US states, Northern Ireland, England, Egypt, and Saipan prior to moving to South Africa. Along with his research and teaching, Dr. London works with the Business Development Unit and Executive Education team to develop and run new courses.
His research interests are broad and multi-disciplinary which reflects his diverse experiences around the globe and his training in a variety of disciplines. He is generally interested in better understanding and developing leaders, organizations, and systems both in the public and private sector. Recently, he has published work on collaboration, crisis, triple bottom line accounting, accountability systems, and the teaching of ethics.
Gavin has deep experience in Business Process Management and Enterprise Content Management, particularly in the
financial services industry. An accredited Robotic Operating Model Architect, he is DigiBlu’s point man; in first to identify
initial candidate processes, conduct opportunity assessments and design process solutions that leverage the power of
Gavin holds an Honours degree in Civil Engineering (Wits)
Philippa Rodseth is the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Circle. Her career began as an Architect working on commercial projects in South Africa and Hong Kong. After obtaining an MBA from WITS Business School, she joined First National Bank’s Commercial Division in 2003 and spent seven years working first in a private equity team funding black youth empowered business, and then as a leveraged finance deal maker.
In 2012 Philippa established Spoke Consulting, which identifies and accesses funding for projects in Africa. She then joined the Manufacturing Circle in 2015 to elevate the voice of manufacturing in South Africa, promoting the sector’s development as South Africa’s greatest opportunity for job-rich growth
Atenkosi is a digitisation program manager and has managed projects in multiple regions including EMEA, APAC and LATAM region. She has worked with a wide range of technologies including Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Business Process Management (BPM) and Robotics Process Automation (RPA). She recently completed her MBA core subjects with Wits. Her research thesis focuses on the impact of Robotics Process Automation on unemployment levels in South Africa. In addition to this, Atenkosi is the founder of a Non-Profit Organisation called ‘Geek_in_U’ that teaches young kids how to code and build robots. The idea behind the NPO is to equip young kids with relevant skills that will see them thrive in the 4th Industrial revolution.
Jean is the founder and owner of The Gin Box, SA’s only craft gin subscription club. Jean’s passion for SA craft gin led her to start The Gin Box which features a different craft gin every month. With over 160 different SA craft gins on the market today; and an active refined tasting panel in place, The Gin Box is well placed to show gin enthusiasts which gins to drink and how to drink them with style and finesse. Jean has an entrepreneurial background, having successfully started an international direct mail business for the past 11 years.
I have over 10 years of experience in engineering, technology, strategy, consulting and entrepreneurship, with a proven track record of leading both teams and companies both locally and internationally. Most recently, I have lived in both Singapore and South Africa, returning to South Africa in 2016 after leading an innovation advisory practice in Singapore.
My foremost passion is to create concepts, technologies and businesses that fulfil a social and/or economic need in society, while disrupting the status quo. With this in mind, I founded OneCart in 2016 with the primary objective to evolve the way online FMCG shopping and delivery is done in SA, and to assist to uplift the communities in which OneCart serves. Our mission is be Africa’s most trusted and respected online fast moving consumer goods market place and platform, simulating a on demand virtual mall (delivery) experience in the simplest and most convenient form for the consumer.
For more info, please visit www.onecart.co.za.
Since I can remember, my entrepreneurial journey has been led by my personal business philosophy: ‘Start, Go Big’. I was not afraid to jump in headfirst and try to succeed, as a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit have always been in my blood. My early fascination for technology and the emerging digital space in South Africa lead me to become the founder of a number of online marketing and e-commerce ventures. In addition to my digital projects, I co-own Salushi, a restaurant that has grown to become one of Cape Town’s favourite sushi destinations.
After my involvement in a diverse mix of industries, I can confidently say that thinking big is the key to any successful start-up. For me, ‘going big’ has resulted in living my vision to disrupt the traditional courier service by launching the on-demand delivery brand, Picup. We are on track to break boundaries and lead the way in the on-demand delivery space.
Jasper Meyer is the founder and CEO of SmartkitchenCo, a company that is powering the on demand food economy. SmartKitchenCo provides infrastructure and software that enables food operators to open delivery-only locations with minimal capital expenditure and time. In addition to running SmartKitchenCo, Jasper owns Jazzy’s Gourmet Pizza, Burgo and other online delivery only food brands which all operate from SmartKitchenCo locations.
I’m a generalist leader with sales and marketing expertise across a variety of industries.
I’m Passionate about people, entrepreneurship and economic development.
Currently, I am doing my Masters Research exploring consumer behaviour with regards to innovative, customer-centric business models such as meal kit delivery services and others…