Jesmane Boggenpoel

Businesswoman, Author,

Over 16 years of work experience, mainly in investments, private equity and as an entrepreneur. Between 2013 and 2016 was the Head of Business Engagement, Africa for the World Economic Forum. Has served on several boards in the public and private sector including Land Bank, Senwes, Cell C and Adcorp. Current boards: JSE listed IT company EOH and ETG Input Holdings (Dubai based and largest African fertilizer distributor). In addition, she is an investor in and founding board member of an ESG investment company, African Women Chartered Accountants Investment Holdings. Investor and advisor to tech start-ups with social impact, speaker and judge for BMF innovation program, technology contributor for US online platform Gritdaily. Qualifications:- Mid-Career Master`s in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2012), Chartered Accountant (SA). Young Global Leader alumni. Interests: Africa, Emerging markets, innovation, tech investing that solves social problems, entrepreneurship
Author of new book on race, identity and reconciliation: My Blood Divides and Unites.