CEO Circle Entrepreneurs 2019 Award
CEO CIRCLE ENTREPRENEURS 2019

Leverage shareholders to scale 5-10 black businesses to a value of R500 million +

CEO Circle Winners

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Manufactures High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes and provides an array of complementary services to customers including engineering, project management, quantity surveying, and maintenance solutions.

Nominated by Endeavor

Kgomotso Lekola

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A one-stop shop that manufactures, installs, delivers and maintains corporate signage. Operates nationally, and has a presence in 14 African countries

Nominated by Nedbank

Grant van Greenen

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Procures, supplies and distributes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and other raw materials to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetics companies.

Nominated by Adcock

Sungie Moodley

Immy Mohamed

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Has a dual offering: asset rental management (computer hardware) to corporates, and the re-rental of second- hand technology assets to customers including SMEs and NGOs.

Nominated by Discovery

DJ Kumbula

Zakhe Khuzwayo

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Deliver high quality, multi-million Rand turnkey interior fit-outs and related construction solutions through strategic partnerships with skilled core suppliers.

Nominated by Nedbank

Thuso Koboyatau

Thato Setati

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Boutique fund manager focused on integrating bottom up research with in-depth quantitative risk management to build institutional and retail portfolios.

Nominated by RMI

Rayhaan Joosub

Mohamed Mayet

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Niche contract mining services (load and haul and drilling) with a view to use data analytics to improve productivity and efficiency in the industry.

Nominated by Kumba

Jomo Khomo

Kefilwe Khomo

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CEO CIRCLE IN THE PRESS

Event and the press

Rigorous selection process with Endeavor Scaleup

NOMINATED

143 companies

FIRST ROUND

49 companies

SECOND ROUND

33 companies

INITIAL SELECTION

13 companies

FINALISTS

7 companies

SECOND ROUND | 33 COMPANIES

Rigorous selection process with Endeavor Scaleup

NOMINATED

143 companies

FIRST ROUND

49 companies

SECOND ROUND

33 companies

INITIAL SELECTION

13 companies

FINALISTS

7 companies

SECOND ROUND | 33 COMPANIES
INITIAL SELECTION PANEL | 13 COMPANIES
INITIAL SELECTION PANEL | 13 COMPANIES

CEO selection panel

A panel of CEOs chaired by Adrian Gore, CEO of Discovery, joined by Fani Titi, Joint CEO of Investec, Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom and Bongani Nqwababa, Joint President and CEO of Sasol, announced the recipients on 7 August.

Adrian Gore

Adrian Gore

CEO of Discovery

Shameel Joosub

Shameel Joosub

CEO of Vodacom

Fani Titi

Fani Titi

Joint CEO of Investec

Bongani Nqwababaa

Bongani Nqwababaa

Joint President and CEO of Sasol

CEO Circle Executive Director

Lisa Klein

Lisa Klein

CEO Circle Executive Director
CEO Circle Entrepreneurs 2019

Personalized Pathways

The recipients of the CEO Circle Entrepreneurs 2019 Award will receive a personalised plan to accelerate their growth, which may include

Introductions to capital providers (debt and/or equity)

Matched C-suite mentors

Introductions to decision makers within relevant corporates (including senior executives responsible for procurement and supply chains)

Other tailored business support