Meet the team
Dr Frank Aswani
Frank holds an MBA from the GIBS and a Bachelor of Veterinary medicine, University of Nairobi. Frank’s passion lies in helping organisations Innovate around complex challenges. He spent 13 years in the Pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly and lately lead the Business Development at African Leadership Academy (ALA ), delivering on Corporate partnerships, Network development and managing Strategic relationships with funders and governments alike.
Specialities: General management, Good knowledge of Sub Sahara Africa, Partnership management, Fundraising, Design thinking, Extensive experience in Private sector and Development Sectors in Sub Sahara Africa.
Justin has more than 20+ years of experience in the IT industry. For the past 8+ years, he lead innovation projects across in Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, IT, Government, Healthcare, Mining, Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics. Co-designed and developed an entrepreneurship Bootcamp based on customer discovery, lean startup, design thinking and agile principles and had over 1000 entrepreneurs attend the Bootcamp.
Co-designed and developed a 3-month startup accelerator program and helped coach 96 businesses to graduate from the program successfully. Notable mentions: IntegrateMe (who recently set a new record for largest crowdfunded investment raised in Africa), HumbleTill. Justin was featured twice in the South African version of the Entrepreneur mag.
Graham is passionate about creativity, creative problem-solving, innovation, design thinking, and how all of these tools and frameworks can be used to build better and more sustainable businesses. His background as an engineer led him into a 36 -year career in the financial markets. Since then, he made a fundamental career shift working with clients to become more innovative and build better businesses using a range of these tools, frameworks and processes.
Alan is an organisational design architect from Johannesburg. Culture, tech, travel, and people are everything to him. Using a human-centred approach truly drives him. He builds systems, products, and services that elevate experiences to inspire people.
An entrepreneur of more than 20 years he founded The Human Entrepreneur, where he works to keep entrepreneurs in the game. He has a people-focused approach to business, start with the entrepreneur first.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management, and his dissertation focused on the application of various innovation methods within existing businesses.