Nicole recently moved to London from the tip of Africa, where she worked with diverse organisations to help local entrepreneurs scale their businesses – both in South Africa and on the global stage. She is deeply passionate about unlocking the potential of individuals, businesses and countries, particularly through social innovation and inclusive finance.
Since joining us, Nicole has worked primarily on large-scale digital transformation programmes, helping global companies to navigate the tectonic plates of digital disruption. Most recently, she has been seconded to a pan-African wealth manager and insurance provider to co-develop their digital and data strategy, combining systems and design thinking techniques to accelerate the generation of deep customer insights, propositions and go-to-market strategies.
Nicole is an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Alumna, an Ingenious Faces Global Acceleration Programme Fellow and a Future Females Ambassador. She holds two first-grade degrees – in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and an Economics Honours specialising in Behavioural and Development Economics. She remains closely connected to emerging market startup ecosystems, with the firm belief that African entrepreneurs are changing the tide of global innovation and an unwavering determination to make the world take notice.