Velani Mboweni

Determined to “serve people; solve problems”, Velani is an entrepreneur on a mission. Having worked in South Africa and the United States of America, across industries including financial services, chemicals and the social sector, he holds a BCom in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from UCT and is currently the youngest student in the PDBA at Wits Business School.

He co-founded the social venture, Phambili Mzansi to connect young and old with resources and a network to solve Africa’s pertinent issues. Furthermore, he serves as CEO & Founder of two tech ventures in Johannesburg. He entered business at 16 getting involved in the African Mobile Payments space with eTranzact Global South Africa – an award winning multi-platform payment switching company.

He served as the Western Cape Provincial Treasurer of InkuluFreeHeid and is a 2014 Alumni of the South Africa-Washington International Program. As one of the world’s top entrepreneurs under 25, Velani is a Global Fellow at The Kairos Society.

His interests lie in technology, healthcare, transport, education and social entrepreneurship.