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Antfarm Directors & Strategic Advisory Team
The Executive Team
Dineo is a partner and COO at dSolar (Pty) Ltd, an Energy Efficiency (EE) company and an interest in Blaque Partners. In addition to her non-executive director role at Antfarm, she also holds sits on the board of Sky-Rink Studios. She has over 20 years marketing experience having previously held senior marketing management roles within multiple industries including Petroleum, Financial, Media and FMCG. Dineo completed her B Comm Marketing at the University of Natal in 1995, followed by MAP at Wits Business School in 2000. In 2016, Dineo obtained an MBA at GIBS. Dineo is married with 2 kids and is passionate about gender advocacy, as well as alternative energy in South Africa.
Chairperson/Non-Executive Director Pilisiwe has extensive working experience in the private and public sector backed by a Post-graduate Diploma in Public Management, a graduate Diploma in Municipal Governance as well as Masters Degree in Public Management. She has held various Senior Management positions in government and the public sector, and was instrumental in establishing business improvement districts as well as SMME support systems. She is passionate about Women & Youth development, and has also served as the Chairman of Institute of Local Government Association in Gauteng, along with numerous social support forums including the establishment of the Young Women in Business Network aimed at creating a women-owned bank.
Yokow is a qualified ICT professional with over 15 years combined experience in the Private and Public Sector having worked for amongst others SENTECH, Investec, Coca-Cola and SAA. Yokow is entrepreneurial, results focused and has a proven track record in delivering both innovative solutions and complex business projects. Yokow brings various strengths to the team including new product development, business turn-around strategy, project execution and building value relationships with customers and stakeholders. Yokow has a MSc in Technology Management from the University of Manchester as well a Bus Sci (Information Systems) from UCT.
Strategic Advisor Vuyo is one of the founding shareholders of Toti Capital and is responsible for acquisitions and strategy in the group. He served as an associate and spent nearly 4 years in Vunani Corporate Finance and Principal Investments teams. He formed part of a team that executed several M&A deals and structured finance transactions in property, mining, financial services, manufacturing, rail & engineering, hotel & leisure, marine service as well as various empowerment assignments. Vuyo holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Statistics and Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is currently pursuing a CFA charter and has completed his CFA level 2.
Jacek joined Antfarm in 2004 and oversees business operations for the company in the capacity of Managing Director.
After obtaining his BSc Electrical Engineering at Wits, he completed his masters degree at the University of Pretoria in 2001. Jacek has over 27 years working experience in various industries, working with a wide variety of technologies.
Jacek is married with two children and together with his family provides a home to numerous rescue animals.
Marek has been instrumental in pioneering streaming solutions in South Africa since the early 2000's and is a founding member of Antfarm, having contributed tremendous value in terms of technology and innovation to the company over the years. In addition to his wealth of technical expertise, Marek is an accomplished musician and VC artist who brings great creative energy into our environment. One of his many passions are solar eclipses, with Marek doing a TED talk about his experiences as far afield as Svalbard and Easter Island.