Neil has worked with the senior leadership of successful organisations in Europe and Africa over the past 15 years. Across these geographies he has worked extensively with corporate, investment and retail banks, retailers, proptech platforms, insurers, and asset managers. He has built and led, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on his clients' objectives, most recently as Managing Director for Accenture’s Financial Services business in Africa.
He advises on topics including corporate finance transaction structuring and support; strategy development; and the design and implementation of risk management and financial management frameworks. He has been involved in organic expansion programmes and inorganic transactions across the African continent.
Wayne has 27 years of strategy and management consulting experience with multinationals and large local firms in Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria), Europe (UK, Germany) and Asia (Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia). His consulting experience includes 23 years with Accenture, the last 11 of which as Managing Director in Accenture Strategy.
Wayne’s industry experience is in Consumer Goods, Retail, Industrial Equipment, Automotive, Healthcare, Professional Services, and Financial Services.
He has functional expertise in Growth Strategy, Enterprise Transformation, pre- and post-deal M&A, Value Targeting, Operating Model Strategy, and Financial Performance Analysis.
He has a B.Sc (Eng) and M.Sc (Eng) (University of Cape Town, 1992), has completed Kellogg’s Advanced Business Management Program (Northwestern University, Chicago, 2001), has a professional certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management (Stanford University, Palo Alto, 2016), and is a certified practitioner in the Society of Decision Professionals. He has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Strategy (topic: The impact of overconfidence bias on firm performance).
Rachana is an experienced advisor to the senior management of large organisations. She has worked extensively within the financial services industry, augmented by extensive knowledge of the energy and engineering sectors from a previous chapter in her career. She has successfully delivered different project forms, but focuses primarily on strategy, process and systems optimisation, transaction advisory, and operating model engagements.
Prior to joining Iconiq, Rachana held various positions at large corporates. Most recently, she managed the Diners Club & Standard Bank Card Credit portfolios, where she was responsible for the end-to-end strategies for these portfolios to manage the credit risk. She has also worked at Letsema Consulting where she successfully delivered several large transformation and innovation projects in South Africa.
Rachana has a B.Sc (Eng) and M.Sc (Eng) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she was awarded the "Best Postgraduate Student" award. She also holds a MBA from Wits, and a Certificate in Foundation Management from GIBS.
Vlad is a well-rounded CA (SA) with over 6 years post qualified experience in management consulting, corporate finance and advisory including experience in London and Luxembourg. International positions held have developed Vlad’s ability to operate outside the comfort zone and have strengthened his adaptability to different roles and business environments.
David is an experienced advisor in strategy and decision making. He is a father of 3 and married to Romi. He uses his critical thinking and entrepreneurial, ‘real world’ experience in advising clients on their most important decisions.
Prior to joining Iconiq, David was at Step Advisory for eight years. David also worked in the Deloitte Strategy & Innovation practice for 5 years until he left to run his own business. He then partnered with Step Strategy Execution to deliver a key transformation programme in cost savings for ABSA.
David has an MBA from GIBS specialising in Project Finance.
Ilanie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has experience in manufacturing, construction, health and financial services. Her areas of expertise include supporting complex organisations with designing business strategies, designing operating models, planning, implementation of change management and conducting industry research.
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