meet the team


Non-Executive Director

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André previously held positions in investment banking at Nedcor Investment Bank and Mettle Limited. He served as Non-Executive chairman of HCI Coal Pty(Ltd), chief executive officer of eMedia Holdings Limited and as non-executive director of Niveus Investments Limited – both listed entities on the JSE.

Non-Executive Director


As co-founder and CEO of Alphawave Holdings, Frans guided it from a consulting start-up to a group of 14 companies and 300+ engineers. He has been involved with a number of successful start-ups and various medium enterprises in the Group. He is an active Non-Executive director of each company in the Group.​​​​​​​

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Non-Executive Director

Mike serves as global board director of Population Services International (PSI), Chairperson for PSI Health Services in RSA, Non-Execuctive Chairperson of Quicket, Executive Chairman of Shopstar, Non-Executive Board Director at Clark Holdings, Advisory Board Member at Ctrl Technologies and as trustee of WWF® South Africa.

THE FANFIRE management

Chief Executive Officer

GJ has over 20 years experience and a PhD in Electronic Engineering. He holds the Research Chair in IoT at Stellenbosch Universi­ty; while also being the Co-founder of MIH Media Lab, board directorship at Cus­tos Media Technologies, CMT Research, Voxcroft Analy­tics, and Octoco Con­sult­ing.

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Client Manager

Product Manager

Collin holds a magna cum laude BSc in International Business from Stellenbosch University. He also completed an economics exchange programme at the University of Bristol, UK. Being highly analytical with a demonstrated work history in business analyses, marketing & sales, government administration and NPO's, Collin is geared to boost Fanfire.

Collin Sherriff

Jacques holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently finishing his Master's in Industrial Engineering. He is a specialist in decision support, technological readiness, R&D risk estimation and enterprise operational maturity. He brings these data-driven analysis methodologies to Fanfire.


Marketing Manager

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Carlee is a multi-platform digital creator involved with designing a variety of social pages, branded content and digital footprints of corporations. Carlee works side-by-side with ML engineers to add a creative touch to digital platforms, and to create beautiful and user-friendly online experiences.

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