schalk van der merwe

schalk is based in our cape town office and is currently on the board of one of exportcapital's portfolio companies, where he is taking an active management role. 

schalk is a registered professional engineer. prior to joining exportcapital, he gained extensive management experience with smaller start-up companies, having been involved in the development of two successful ventures, winning wellness (pty) ltd, (trading as bodyiq), as well as with micromesh, a technology company.  he is also involved in the export agriculture sector, where he has a keen interest in supply chain management, as well as in the tourism industry.

he has maintained close ties with the graduate school of business at uct, since his interests lie in the establishment and management of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures, especially in the previously disadvantaged sector. during his mba at uct, he further widened his already vast network of contacts. 

his skills include strategy, operations, marketing and financial planning as they apply to smaller ventures. schalk was responsible for the training of younger graduates at eskom, and most recently taught entrepreneurship, as well as marketing in cape town. as a company, we take training very seriously and schalk is responsible for coordinating our efforts in this regard.

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