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]

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]