As an aspiring business and investment professional, I have a keen interest in international business and finance, geopolitics, economic affairs, sustainable development, renewable energy, and metals and minerals extraction. To complement these wide-ranging interests, I actively pursue opportunities to develop a broad base of professional experience, specifically focusing on organisational leadership, business development and strategy, investment evaluation, project management, economic analysis, policy analysis, and deal making in private equity and venture capital.
Since 2021, I’ve worked for the Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO) as the head of marketing and communications. As part of my successful strategy to grow CREDO’s reputation and impact as an international research institution, I’ve launched a high-quality monthly newsletter, created a continent-wide annual essay competition, assisted in the expansion of our international network of partners and researchers, organised in-person and virtual events, and promoted the Centre’s research outputs through a growing social media presence.
In June of 2023, I’m due to complete the last course for my Bachelors degree at Stellenbosch University, which focused on the study of economics, political science, and philosophy. This included six months at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ranked #4 in the Netherlands and #24 in Europe. During my time abroad, which was made possible by a generous scholarship, I was able to learn from leading academics, immerse myself in European culture, and begin building an international network.
Come 2024, I’ll begin postgraduate studies in economics at Stellenbosch University and continue to upskill myself by participating in industry-relevant events. Following this, the tentative plan is to relocate to either Western Europe or East Asia to pursue further studies while actively engaging with the region's business and investment environment.
Uniting much of what I do is a deep fascination with the issue of building a better world for ourselves and future generations. In focusing on international business and investment, my goal is to thus help catalyse the growing economic linkages between Africa and key global markets, contributing to the sustainable development of the continent and simultaneously meeting critical needs abroad.
In my free time, I can usually be found enjoying the outdoors or reading and writing. I’m also an enthusiastic fan of the Arts, hopping on any opportunity to attend the theatre, enjoy the latest film, or explore a new museum exhibition. It remains a personal goal of mine to travel by bicycle up the length of the African continent, much to the dismay of my partner.