About Us

LEAP has over 10 years’ experience in consulting with corporates on their transformation strategies and implementing high-impact bespoke programmes. We have run programmes that have been funded through mandatory/compliance spend, as well as programmes that have been funded purely through commercial funding.

We have been fortunate to work with many private and listed companies in diverse industry segments, including,

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Financial services (Insurers / Banks)
  • ICT
  • Tourism
  • Healthcare and more

Our programmes seek to create lasting impact which we are able to deliver with our passionate and professional team, best-in-kind tools, a network of strong specialists and deep commitment to Transformation, Growth & Sustainability.

LEAP is a 75% black-owned business with a B-BBEE procurement recognition level 2.

Our investors comprise highly qualified leaders who believe in our values of ethical, impactful, sustainable B-BBEE programme delivery

Dr. Reuel Khoza

Chairperson

Dr. Khoza, who boasts more than 40 years of executive management experience. He currently serves as Chairman of the Public Investment Commission (PIC) and Assupol Ltd, Dzana Investments (Pty) Ltd and Hlayisani Capital (Pty) Ltd and he is the former Chairman of Globelq, Nedbank and GlaxoSmithKline.

Michael Jordaan

Investment Committee Chair

Michael Jordaan is a venture capitalist and former CEO of First National Bank. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He is also a non-Executive Director on the JSE Limited. Michael actively invests as a partner in AngelHub Ventures, a South African based Venture Capital Fund

Our directors’ panel is made up of dynamic diverse leaders who are aligned with our goals and who understand the landscape in which we operate.

Peter Colombo

Executive Director and CEO

Pete Colombo has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles. His practical business experience has been the grounding that has seen turnaround results like Keedo International, that tripled in size in 4 years. Peter has international business development experience with IoT.NXT in London and has engaged in high level change management Peter Colombo consulting

Nkateko Khoza

Director

Nkateko Khosa is an MBA and BCom graduate, with majors in Information Systems, Economics and Accounting. She has diverse corporate experience with BMW South Africa and Barloworld Information Systems. Nkateko has served as Associate Director of Deloitte Consulting and currently serves as CEO of Dzana Investments.

Dr. Eugene van Rensburg

Director

Dr. van Rensburg has over 20 years of investment and management experience, with 15+ years in Capital Markets. He currently serves as the Investment Principal and Director of Hlayisani Capital and Hlayisani Fund Managers. Eugene is a PhD (Finance), Executive MBA (Cum Laude), and BCom graduate.

Our management team comprises leaders who are passionate and equipped with relevant skills and proven industry experience.

Owen van Dongen

Chief of Operations

Owen van Dongen, who has over 13 years’ experience working in the SMME sector, has held management positions in multiple small businesses including light manufacturing and communications. He is a BCom graduate and holds a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Development. Owen is passionate about working at the forefront of industry.

Bongani Vilakazi

Head of Strategy, ESD and Software

Bongani Vilakazi is a BCom graduate with majors in Business Finance and Marketing. He has more than 12 years’ working experience in the financial and services sectors, accounting and BBBEE Codes of Good Practice. Bongani has a passion for responsible investment in community development.

Alicia Pillay

Financial Manager

Alicia Pillay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cost and Management Accounting. She has more than 11 years’ of experience in the field of accounting and over 15 years in internal auditing, working for companies in South Africa and Namibia. As Financial Manager, she is responsible for HR and payroll at LEAP.  Alicia is passionate about problem solving and business growth, and she has a keen eye for strategic ways to solve business challenges.

Denvor Phokaners

B-BBEE Solutions Manager

Denvor Phokaners has vast local and international sales and marketing experience, taking products to new markets and finding solutions for clients in over 20 countries around the world. He also boasts more than 12 years’ experience working, coaching and mentoring thousands of SMEs in the SADC region.

A Few of Our Clients

 


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