African Brand Link Team

Lacia Gess is Director and founder of African Brand Link (Pty) Ltd. Lacia owned her previous company for 12 years in the built sector doing projects as well as facilitating B2B networking in the industry.  Her past work includes facilitating B2B opportunties between companies in South Africa and West Africa, both in the built sector as well as the agro-processing sector. Her background includes being partner and director for Ahle-x (Pty) Ltd, an experiential training company, where she assisted with programme development, event management, course facilitation and industry meetings and facilitation for delegates coming in from all over Africa.

Email:    lacia [at] africanbrandlink.com

Simon Fisher is Director whose background includes working as facilitator to create business opportunities between companies in South Africa, U.K., South Korea, Ghana, Burundi, The Gambia, Benin and Senegal. He has worked as technical manager, project manager annd account manager on various high level projects and business development projects in the ICT sector.  He has a military background and was accoladed during this time when he set to work the State Presidents Nelson Mandelas broadcast speech from the navy ship SAS Protea.

Email: simon [at] africanbrandlink.com

Renier van Schalkwyk is International Trade Manager whose background includes working at senior management level for Magren Services in Ghana, as well as owner and General Manager of RJ Consulting Services Ghana where he worked on projects for africaJUICE BV and MARSS Processing Company LTD. Renier’s work history includes Managing Director for PINORA LIMITED in Ghana.  Prior to this, he was the International Operations Manager for Rhodes Food Group.

Email: //renier [at] africanbrandlink.com">renier [at] africanbrandlink.com

Consultants for African Brand Link

Robin Parker is Research Consultant for African Brand Link  Robin’s background includes working with Bizcommunity as Managing Director. The company received a Pan African Award during his time there for development of a Rest of Africa marketing portal. Prior to this Robin spent 5 years in Kenya as Group Head of marketing and content for The African Lakes Corporation Ltd. He developed the largest Africa-wide commercial and content portal Africa Online. Prior to this he worked with the PRIMEDIA/Datatec Group as Editorial Director of Metropolis (Pty) Ltd and prior to that for iafrica.com (Pty) Ltd where he was Founding/marketing Director and General Manager where he lead the team that created the largest content and commercial online offering in South Africa.

Email: info [at] africanbrandlink.com