Lisa Kropman Cohen
The Bertha Foundation
Lisa Kropman is Founder of The Business Place, a group of business support centres that support emerging entrepreneurs operating in Johannesburg, Alexandra, Soweto, Cape Town, Philippi, King Williamstown and Botswana, Swaziland and Rustenburg. Previously, she was an Associate at Werksmans Attorneys. Since 1997, she has held various positions in Investec including Head, Employment Equity Forum; Head, Corporate Social Investment Division; Catalyst for the Group developing CIDA City Campus and also assisted in operationalizing the black empowerment Entrepreneurship Development Trust and now Social Business. As a Bishop Tutu African Leadership Fellow, she participated in programmes in South Africa and at the University of Oxford. She holds a Bachelor's in Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor's in Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.