EY honours Southern African entrepreneurs who redefine convention and inspire change


This year EY marks 21 years of recognising and celebrating entrepreneurs who have consistently demonstrated excellence in their businesses
Since the first award in 1998, when Adrian Gore of Discovery was the inaugural winner, EY (www.EY.com) continues to see trailblazing entrepreneurs whose vision is shaping industries, creating new markets and generating employment opportunities while contributing to economic growth and development.

We are excited to announce, in alphabetical order by company name, the 2018 finalists:

Camelot Group: Deborah Merdjan
Cash Flow Capital: Xan Myburgh
Davipel Trading (Private) Limited: Davison Norupiri
Growthpoint Properties Limited: Norbert Sasse
In2IT Technologies (Pty) Ltd: Saurabh Kumar
Tiletoria (Pty) Ltd: Patrick Thonissen
M&M Brands: Zibusiso Mkhwanazi
Mobicel Communications: Ridhwan Khan
We Buy Cars (Pty) Ltd: Dirk van der Walk & Faan van der Walt
Valemount Trading (Pty) Ltd: Damien Westerman

Roderick Wolfenden, EY Africa Markets Leader, says: “We are delighted to celebrate and recognise these game-changing entrepreneurs from Southern Africa, and acknowledge their incredible achievements.”

“These entrepreneurs demonstrate extraordinary business acumen, financial performance excellence and inspired strategic direction. It is encouraging to see the tenacity and strong entrepreneurial spirit these business leaders have shown in their environments, which are often characterised by uncertainty and disruption. These and most entrepreneurs embrace bold thinking that often sees opportunity in adversity; a relentless drive to build a better working world; and an unwavering commitment to solving their clients’ issues,” he adds.


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