Meet our global judges
Our global judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of regional winners across the globe.
Co-founder & partner, SMB Group
Laurie brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role as cofounder and partner at SMB Group.
Director of Transformation, BDO Global
Becca is responsible for bringing together and aligning the business services offering across BDO's 164 member firms around a common purpose to drive value to their clients and their own business.
Global Head of Partnerships, Stripe
Jeanne oversees Stripe’s relationships with financial partners such as leading banks and card networks, major technology partnerships, and overall business development.
John is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of business expertise. He has a background in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions, building, plus experience growing software companies and highly motivated teams.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
As CEO, Sukhinder leads the growth and performance of Xero globally. With more than 25 years’ in Silicon Valley as a CEO, digital leader and board member, she has experience building and scaling global companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Joyus and StubHub.
EGM, Customer Experience, Xero
Nigel leads the award-winning global customer experience team at Xero. His teams present knowledge, enable community collaboration, and provide digital support to the exponentially growing customer base, which currently sits over 3.7m subscribers.
Meet our judges for South Africa
Our South Africa judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of entries across South Africa.
Having co-founded Veldskoen Shoes, Nick saw the business grow from a 2 x 2 metre office in Cape Town to a global footwear brand selling in 32 countries.
Managing Director, E'lique Advisory
Lornelle is the founder and managing director at E’lique Advisory, a professional services firm based in Johannesburg that specialises in accounting, tax and advisory services.
Head of Marketplace, Takealot
Yaeesh is a mechanical engineer turned e-commerce intrapreneur. His role as Head of Marketplace heightened his enthusiasm for business innovation.
South Africa Country Manager, Xero
Colin is the Xero country manager for South Africa, where he’s been leading business operations and growth across the country for the last five years.
Senior Account Manager, Xero
Kabir is a senior account manager at Xero.
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