One of our key strengths is the agility and experience of our entrepreneurial team and executives.
B4i Supplier Network and Strategic Empowerment Consulting
Main Qualifications: BCompt, MA in Strategic Foresight
Previous Roles: Entrepreneur | Fellow of the Financial Planning Institute (CFP) | Governing Board Member - AHI | Transformation Policy Committee - Business Unity South Africa (2007) | A founder member - Association of BEE Professionals.
CV Snapshot: B-BBEE Advisor and Strategist (15 years) and received a SANAS- approved BEE Verification Technical Signatory designation. Completed his Master’s on “Strategic foresight and developing black entrepreneurs in SA” at Regent University (Virginia, USA) in 2016. His thesis that formed the basis for developing the B4i Empowerment Model received the top academic award and he was subsequently inducted into the “Who’s Who of Students in the USA” in 2017 for his work on this. He founded the Business for Empowerment Trust (Public Benefit Organisation) in 2008 which since distributed millions to projects that care for vulnerable women and children and projects that fight against the trafficking of women and children.
Transformation and Business Development Manager
Main qualifications: National Diploma, Environmental Health; BA Degree Communication and Information Science; Business Management Programme – UNISA
Previous Roles: Wind Business Development Manager: Exxaro Resources. Founder and Executive Director of Economic Development Solutions. Executive Director, DevRani Consult.
CV Snapshot: Ugeshree lead the development of one of the first Wind Energy projects in SA – The Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm (95MW). Furthermore, she was instrumental in the formation of the renewable energy spin-off company at Exxaro Resources, called Cennergi and helped develop the energy portfolio. More recently she played a leading role in shifting the socio-economic landscape of South Africa by implementing sustainable and economically robust projects in a collaborative approach. She has developed B-BBEE strategies specializing in Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) across the Mining, Renewable Energy, Health, Tourism and Construction Industries. Her recent work includes developing the ESD strategy for the Expanded Power Works Programme, under the Gauteng Premier’s Office “Tshepo 1 Million Jobs” project. She also successfully co-led the development of the Amadeus National Tourism Visitor Information system (NTVIS) a new model for public-private collaboration in the tourism industry, under the DTI’s National Industrial Participation Programme.
She is currently serving her 3rd term as a Board Member of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce with a focus on promoting business relationships between SA and Spain as well as the EU.
Adv Ndumiso Mahlangu
Director - Investments and Projects
Main Qualifications: LLB Law
Previous Roles: Member of Appeals Advisory Committee of Gauteng Department of Health
CV Snapshot: Advocate Mahlangu is a practising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa having been admitted in 2011 and is currently a non-executive director of the State Information Technology Agency and a member of the Institute of Directors in SA (IoDSA). His key areas of practice being Commercial Law, Public Law, Labour Law, Municipal Law and Construction Law. He started his legal career as Candidate Attorney at Ledwaba Mazwai Attorney (2009-2010) whereafter he was called to the Bar (Johannesburg Association of Advocates). While studying Law at the University of Pretoria, he worked part-time as BEE Analyst at BEE2Business (2005-2008) wherein he assisted corporate clients in structuring BBBEE transactions.
He was a member of Appeals Advisory Committee of Gauteng Department of Health (2015-2017). He is an aspiring business leader having interests in the Property Industry. He is also a member and director in The B4I group of companies and serves as a trustee in Business 4 Empowerment Trust, a non-profit organisation providing funding to homes whose purpose is to empower previously disadvantaged individuals, through skills development, and whose aim is to eradicate abuse, in all its manifestations, aimed at women and children.
Chief Financial Officer and Innovation
Main Qualifications: CA (SA), B.Comm Accountancy (Cum Laude), CTA
Previous Roles: Partner at PWC | CEO of Marketel Money | CEO: Dinner in the Sky | Executive Director – The Giving Organisation | Entrepreneur
CV Snapshot: As a former partner at PWC, who headed up Consulting within the Entrepreneurial Advice Division before turning entrepreneur himself, this qualified CA believes in looking to possibilities and potential, which often lie beyond the financial statements.
Jaco has been involved in setting up and growing various startup companies before co-founding Futureneers, a Corporate Innovation Consultancy and Alternative Assets Fund Management Company. Futureneers together with B4i was instrumental in developing the innovative empowerment, incubation and development processes, workflows and methodologies which forms the basis of our operational model. Jaco is a key part of the operational team, assisting the projects the VCC invests in to develop their ideas, formulate profitable business models, go to market and scale thereafter.
Chairman and Director
Main Qualifications: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) | His Qualifications further include holding a Certificate in Principles of Business and Management from Wits University, a Christian Ministry Diploma from PE Bible Academy, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Newport University, and a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Regenesys Business School.
Previous Roles: Founding General Manager of one of the three of Mr Mandela’s official Charity Organisations, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
CV Snapshot: Steve currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Printing SA, an Industry Trade Organisation responsible for the sustainability of the Printing and Packaging Industry. In addition, he serves on the Boards of anumber of institutions including: The Printing Industries Pension and Provident Fund for SATU members, Spectramed Medical Aid Scheme (chairman), Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Seta and more. Steve's previous positions include serving for four and half years as the Founding General Manager of one of the three of Mr Mandela’s official Charity organisations, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. Steve is also a member of the following Professional Bodies: Member of the South African Institute of Directors South African Institute of Print (SAIP) and hold the designation of Print Director Technical (PDT).
Dr Adv Janette Minnaar-van Veijeren
Executive and Director - BLC and LLB in law and PhD in criminal law
Main Qualifications: BLC and LLB in law and PhD in criminal law
Previous Roles: Lecturer in criminal law at the University of Venda and University of Pretoria | Serving on the Board of the Ethics Institute of South Africa | Member of the executive management committee of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) | Member of the Institute of Directors | Served on the South African National Anti- Corruption Forum (NACF). Trustee of the Forever Theron Trust | Head Judge SA Professional Services Awards |
CV Snapshot: Janette is the founder and owner of ProEthics, an organisation positioned to promote professional ethics and prevent corruption and fraud. ProEthics, empowers their clients to fight dishonest business practices, prevent losses and poor service delivery resulting from unethical behaviour, while promoting an ethical culture and responsible organisational governance. Janette specialises in the development and presentation of in-house and e-learning training programmes on anti-corruption compliance, the prevention of fraud, the legal and ethical duties duties of directors, the role of social and ethics committees, ethics management, and creating an organisational culture of integrity with particular reference to the King Reports. Apart from training, Janette consults, provides legal opinions and performs ethics investigations on behalf of her clients.
Access to experienced advisors with a successful entrepreneurial and financial track record
Previously: Founder of Yonder Media, the Hot Dog Café Group and Co-Founder of B-One Holdings
Johannes (Jo) Booysen is a serial entrepreneur, with a passion for startups - particularly in the technology, telecoms and digital media industries. Jo is the founder of Yonder Media, a media agency he sold to the world’s foremost communications group in 2015 and also founder of successful entrepreneurial companies B-One and Hot Dog Café and co-founder of Futureneers™.
Dirk van Loggerenberg
Previously: CEO: Ambitio Consulting, Executive Director: I to I Technology Services, Non-executive Director: Dölberg Asset Finance and MD: Scifin.
Dirk is a Chartered Accountant and also member of the Institute of Bankers and an expert Fundraiser with a record of securing asset finance deals in excess of R250m in one position. His extensive Business, Banking, Finance and specifically Asset Finance experience, stretching over more than 15 years, make Dirk a valuable member of the team.
Previously: Managing Director and Co-Founder at Cipla Nutrition, X/procure® Software, CIO at Finstruct Group, and Head of Department at PWC
With a number of successful start-ups and exits in his business career, a keen eye for detail and an undeniable instinct for spotting out-of-the-box solutions, Deon’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1999, when he co-founded Finstruct Investment Group. Since then, he has founded, co-founded and successfully exited a number of high-profile companies – from Cipla Nutrition to X/Procure® Software – with a focus on business development. Deon is currently the CEO of Futureneers Properties.
Previously: CFO and COO: BoE Bank, Nedbank Executive Team
As a Deloitte Financial Services Audit Manager, and later on CFO and COO of BoE Bank (Business banking), Alwyn serviced clients in the insurance, asset management, property and banking industry. After the BoE merger with Nedbank, Alwyn joined the Nedbank executive management team. In 2003 Nedbank seconded him to Old Mutual plc. in London for 2 years as General Manager / Executive Assistant to the Group CEO office. On his return to South Africa he founded Marathon Consulting, where he is currently the CEO.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(1) Futureneers B4i Empowerment RF (Pty) Ltd ("the Company") offers Corporates and Private Companies the opportunity to participate in its BBBEE ESD programs through making a minority investment in its ESD Fund or participating via ESD structured Loans, for which the contributing companies may receive ESD Scorecard recognition, a tax deduction in accordance with Section 12J and be issued equity in the fund.
(2) The main objective of the Company is not to maximise financial return for investors, but to promote and execute its BBBEE empowerment objectives, ensure participants maximise their BBBEE Scorecard points, receive a tax incentive, and further equity benefits as described herein, while at the same time promoting its sustainable black empowerment model and developing black entrepreneurs.
(3) The Company is a registered and authorised financial service provider (FSP registration number 47705) and a registered Section 12J Venture Capital Company (SARS registration number VCC-0053).
(4) Please further note that an investment in Futureneers B4i Empowerment RF (Pty) Ltd is by invitation only and not available as an offer to the public. Only companies wishing to participate in the Company's Enterprise and Supplier Development programme will qualify for potential investment after pre-screening. To enquire about participating in our ESD programme, please complete the contact us form on our website and we will put you in touch with one of our senior executive and FCSA registered representatives.
(5) All potential benefits and savings referred to on this website relate to a potential income tax saving should the investors deduct their full investments for income tax purposes in accordance with section 12J of the Income Tax act, assuming the client is a company being taxed at the current corporate tax rate of 28%, and assuming the investment is made in qualifying entities and the Investor qualifies for the tax benefit, and BBBEE benefits assuming all relevant conditions of the BBBEE Codes are met.
(6) This website is for information purposes only. Should you require further information about participating in our ESD programme, please contact one of our registered and authorised representatives (details on the website).
(7) DISCLAIMER: The content provided on this website does not constitute as solicitation, guidance, proposal, invitation or investment recommendation or advice, and prior to considering such an investment, we recommend prospective investors seek specialised BBEE, financial, legal and tax advice.