Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig
  • Founder
    Project Isizwe

Qualified Chartered Accountant (SA). Former CEO, Mxit, Africa's biggest social network. Founder and CEO, Ever Africa, e-commerce, games, education and telecoms in Africa. Founder, Project Isizwe, a non-profit organization facilitating the roll-out of free Wi-Fi networks across Africa. Founder, World of Avatar, a leading investment house for mobile apps for Africa. 2003, Founder, Cellfind, Africa's first location-based services provider. 2003-13, co-founded and/or funded 17 companies in TMT sector in Africa. 2006-09, CEO, iBurst, building South Africa's largest wireless broadband network. Author, Don't Panic, a bestselling book aimed at persuading emigrant South Africans to return home (2008). Co-Author, Mobinomics, the story of Mxit, the biggest social network to come from Africa (2012).