New Board Advisory Members
We are excited to welcome Dr Olaf Hahn and Mr Cuthbert Malindi to our Advisory Board. They bring decades of leadership in key areas, such as strategy implementation, and technology development, that are vital to our future operations and strategy especially during this crutial period of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Their counsel and expertise will bring energy to our Board and strengthen Mangwee’s commitment to being the lowest cost and simplest digital payment solution for Africa starting with Zambia and enhancing mission-critical solutions to better serve our employees, customers, and shareholders.
Dr Olaf is the Founding Director and CEO of ESSA – Education Sub Saharan Africa, a social enterprise in the African tertiary education space. He also works as strategy and business consultant and has served as the representative of the Private Foundations’ Constituency on the Strategy and Impact Committee of the Global Partnership for Education.
Mr Malindi is a continental Award-winning entrepreneur as well as experienced business and financial C-level executive. Experience backed by a strong track record of success in private equity and venture capital funds in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Expert knowledge in retail and franchising, financial services, Education, gemstone and quarry mining, transportation and logistics, food, medical, packaging, and telecommunications industries. Extensive expertise operating in international settings, having worked in England, South Africa, United States, Zambia and Botswana. Successfully raised over $700,000 in private equity funding for own business and over $5 m for other start-up companies. Proven leader equipped with advanced business acumen as well as excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills having been an entrepreneur for over 10 years and scaling up a financial and business services retail operation to a multi—location enterprise across the country as well as holding non -executive director positions in numerous companies across Southern and East Africa over the last 20 years.
The Advisory Board and Management of Virtual Space owners of Mangwee, would like to congratulate the two on their appointments and wish them all the best.