About

We are forming a strong team to build our brand and establish a leading edge business platform on the blockchain. Our goal is to develop a sustainable and thriving inclusive platform and extend the reach to participants not previously achieved – we are the next-generation digital economy.

Marius van der Leek

B.Sc Comp Science [UP], M.Sc Tech Management[US], Diploma Business Administration [MUM], MBA [MUM]

Founder and CEO

He has spent a number of years in Financial Services and Telecoms in crafting digital strategy, framing complex system architectures, and defining heterogeneous system designs realising business conducive platforms within tough economic times and ever-changing business and technology landscapes. Marius is responsible and accountable for accelerating momentum in the development and execution of the overall business strategy, and to architect and drive the rapid development and commercialisation of the eco-system and platform. To this end leveraging innovative and leading edge technology, establishing a world-class team, and achieving company milestones while managing investor relations.

Kenneth Onah

B.Tech [UNISA], Zend Certified Engineer (PHP), Owner Netcraft DevOps (Pty) Ltd

Lead Back-end Systems Analysis and Development

Kenneth had been focused on applying open source technology and developing commerce platforms for various startups. His role is in the continued development of the existing quote to cash management system for bill presentation, tracking, payment and collection. The platform is a secure, scalable and open architecture business eco-system integrated with third party systems, such as BulkSMS, Payment gateway systems (PayPal, PayU, MyGate et al)

Jandré Venter

National Diploma Creative Design [CPUoT], Owner Freshmedia Digital Agency

Brand Development

Over the last 15 years, Freshmedia consistently assists its clients to achieve tangible results through the effective use of visual communication, dynamic branding, high quality design & production, and proven online marketing solutions. Jandré’s contribution includes communications strategy, concept design, digital media campaigns, bespoke web app development or social media management.

Chris Ackermann

B.Com [US], MBA [USB]

CFO and Business Development

For almost 2 decades now Chris has honed his skills and maintained a vigilant focus on financial management at top companies in various roles. His is contributing towards strategy development, Incubation guidance, optimisation supported by modelling, financial structuring, governance and process improvements. He will also be heading up business development to ensure key milestones are achieved.

Stephan Maree

UX Developer

Stephan is passionate and fanatic about creating front-end user experiences which is out of this world. His contribution will be towards web architecture, front-end detailed design, development, implementation, UX realisation, platform maintenance and support. His main focus and task is to guide the team to revamp the design and development of the platform user interface to setting a new world-class standard.

Reenen Malan

Hons. B. Comm [US]

Shipping and Fulfillment Advisor

Reenen had built up their Shipping and Freight business over the last 20 years. He has gained vast experience in and will contribute towards streamlining and incorporating principle, process and procedures of Freight Forwarders, Cargo Agents, Shipping Companies, Air – Sea – Land – River – Railroad Transport, Logistics, Brokers Cargo Services and Customs and Excise.

 

Dr Anthon Botha

Pr.Sci.Nat, Pr.Phys [US]

Futurist and Advisor

Dr Botha’s academic roles included being part-time Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), as well as guest lecturer in Management of Technology and Innovation to post-graduate students in the Department of Computer Science UP. He is currently a part-time senior lecturer and researcher at the Graduate School of Technology Management and a guest lecturer in the Senior Management Programme of the Gordon Institute for Business of (GIBS). He is a Professional Physicist registered at the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) and a registered natural scientist at the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP).

He has conducted numerous strategic planning projects and market and feasibility studies leading to strategies for research, innovation, restructuring, and re-positioning in the fields of electronics, microelectronics, information and communication technologies, advanced materials, small business start-up support, higher education, business and financial services and high technology enterprises.

Dr Botha’s contribution is on the Management of Technology, Innovation and Knowledge; future thinking, strategic research and business consulting on the impact of emerging, digital technologies on the way we live, work, play and transact; related human behaviour; and macro-trends and events.

Daryl Naidoo

Strategic Social Media and Blockchain Advisor

Daryl is part of the new internet generation. Over the last decade and more, he has been focusing on understanding client’s needs ranging IT infrastructure, Connectivity, Software and Network solutions, Blockchain advisory and more. Daryl will bring his expertise in Strategic Marketing, Crypto Consultant and Client Acquisition to the team as we grow and reach out to new types of investors.