Willy is the Co-founder and Director of Pygma Group. He has 21 years’ experience in communications specialising in African Markets. Having developed excellent high-level contacts within Africa, over the past 22 years, Willy has used these to become involved in developing numerous ventures in Africa. As a consequence he has expertise in modus operandi and business practice in both French and English speaking Africa and further developed a network of contacts in the upper political, business and social echelons.
Wendy is a successful South African businesswoman and entrepreneur, focused on improving business and social opportunities for women on the African continent.
Khanyi, began her media career as an award-winning television news and lifestyle anchor, followed by an eight-year stint as Editor of the women’s magazine True Love. In 2008, she launched Ndalo Media, a joint venture between Media24 (one of SA’s leading media companies) and herself. In 2003, she was named one of the most influential women in South African media by The Media magazine. In 2010, she was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was recently named one of Forbes magazine’s 20 Most Powerful Women in Africa aged under 40.
Wanjiru, is a Creative Social Entrepreneur. As an Interior Architecture, she setup a company specialising in interior architecture for individuals, hotels and corporate organisations. She also setup a fashion hous called Dawn of creation with the label, “Spice” after 11 years of running it, she founded Funkidz in 2011. Funkidz is Africa’s first children’s brand and is operational in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Mohamed, works at the intersection of media, technology and entrepreneurship. As the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English he led the team that produced the award winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011. He is also an angel investor to early stage internet companies. He was named a Creative Commons Pioneer by BusinessWeek, serves on the Board of Directors of the Media Development Investment Fund and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies.