About Roelof

My first entrepreneurial venture was when I was 11 years old, I am in heart and soul an entrepreneur firmly tuned in on innovation and improvement of existing ways of doing things. I have been in senior management from the age of 22 and since 2007 specialised in the execution of large project in roles like Project Manager, Programme Manager and Agile Coach.

I firmly believe that the future of humanity is undoubtedly determined by how fast we can change the world’s focus from being career driven to an unvanquished passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. For this reason I am focused on the expansion and growth of large businesses, challenging the ordinary and constantly looking for innovative ways of doing things better.

I believe in doing things the sensible way, thus being an advocate for applying the most suitable methodology or framework for the relative organisation to obtain the desired outcome. The drive should not be methodology adoption but instead fastest possible delivery of quality.

I endorse any methodology that are applicable for the relative task at hand. My reference is Agile project delivery and I have a solid background in innovation and entrepreneurship, complimented with expertise in mentorship, coaching, education, customer relationship management, leadership, online marketing, software development and much more. As a leader and builder of teams, I am well versed as mentor and coach.

As a consultant, I have managed large projects and programmes (consisting of design, implementation and project management) for various businesses in the financial-, telecommunications- and casino operations sectors, (companies such as Sun International, Cell C, Standard Bank, Absa Bank, Old Mutual and Nedbank).

I have participated in one of the largest adoptions of Agile methodologies as a consultant at Barclays. From my role as Program Manager for regulatory projects across Africa within the insurance and banking industry I developed “The Practical RBA” course for the University of Pretoria, a course I developed and presented for students, regulatory experts as well as regulators as there was no training available to practically implement the Risk Based Approach.

I believe in organisational change that move towards flattening of organisational structure into a role based structure which is driven towards autonomous teams organised for obsession in innovation and constant improvement of process to be better and faster. We need smarter and better businesses in the future to attract talent from Gen-Z and to tap into their natural entrepreneurial abilities. Innovation has evolved into super speed over the last few years and entrepreneurship and innovation is the only way to remain relevant in the future.

Roelof's wife and kids


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