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- Petra ReesHead of Business
Petra Rees was born in Prague, Czech Republic. Petra has a BSc (Hon) degree from London School of Economics, BBA and MBA.
She started her career in Czech Telecom where she headed several projects including enterprise development programmes. But her passion for travel, learning about new cultures and searching for unique business opportunities, resulted in Petra working in many international locations, the longest of which was in Seychelles. Here she ran a private lodge and started a destination marketing agency. Petra came to Johannesburg in 2006 and joined the PLP Group. In 2010 she co-founded a new subsidiary – LEAP focusing on supplier enterprise development and support of SMEs in South Africa.
- Amy KleinhansExecutive Director
Amy Kleinhans holds a Bachelor of Arts HDE from University of Cape Town. She is also Demartini facilitator since 2008 (Life skills, Coach and Counsellor) and New Insights Africa Life Coach (Post Grad).
As Executive Director of PLP Group, Amy is actively involved in several business interests all primarily dedicated on providing a platform for learning and development amongst South Africa’s previously disadvantaged communities. Amy also focuses on new business development specifically targeting Enterprise Development and Acquisition / Retention of Business Customers for large corporates like MTN. First and foremost she remains devoted around South Africa’s ability to sustain and develop its’ women and youth.
- Dr. Xolani MkhwanaziDirector (Non-executive)
Dr Xolani joined the LEAP Board in 2014. He has a BSc Maths and Physics degree from the University of Botswana and Swaziland (1978), an MSc and PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Lancaster, UK (1979 & 1984 respectively) and an Executive Development Programme from Wits University (1998). Dr Xolani is currently the executive chairman of BHP Billiton SA and previously held chief executive positions at Bateman Africa Ltd, National Electricity Regulator and the National Science and Technology Forum.
- Koo GovenderDirector (Non-executive)
Koo joined the LEAP Board in 2013. Koo is the CEO of VWV Group, which is a brand experiential agency. Koo is also passionate about the world of broadcasting and media and holds a Diploma in Management as well as a Degree in Marketing Management. Koo has worked for M-Net and DStv for 22 years with her last position being corporate marketing & communications director. Koo was the ‘Face and Voice’ of M-Net, representing M-Net and the M-Net Cares brand at various events and functions.
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