Press release

Meet The NEXT176 Advisory Council

May 9, 2024
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We are thrilled to announce the formation of our Advisory Council, a distinguished group of industry leaders who will provide invaluable support and expertise to help guide NEXT176 towards achieving its strategic objectives. As we continue creating disruptive and sustainable businesses, their collective experience and counsel will serve as a cornerstone in shaping our path forward.

Allow us to introduce you to the esteemed members of the NEXT176 Advisory Council:

Ali is a seasoned C-Level Executive with a diverse skill set spanning strategy, marketing, new media, and business development. His extensive board-level experience, coupled with a passion for fostering tech entrepreneurship across Africa, makes him a valuable addition to our Advisory Council. Ali's dedication to advocating for Internet Freedom and Net Neutrality reflects his commitment to shaping a digital landscape that empowers all.

Alison serves as the Managing Director of Endeavor South Africa, where she spearheads efforts to support the scaling of entrepreneurial ventures beyond emerging markets. Her proven track record in driving business development and growth, combined with a passion for fostering talent and innovation, makes her an invaluable asset to our Advisory Council. Alison's dedication to fostering high-growth emerging businesses underscores her commitment to driving long-term economic growth and job creation.

Carlos boasts over two decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur and CEO, specializing in FinTech, Banking, and Digital Transformation sectors. His achievements in strategic planning, business growth, and regulatory compliance are testament to his exceptional leadership. As a senior advisor and panel member for VC firms and regulators, Carlos brings a unique perspective on navigating the evolving landscape of financial technology.

Manuel is a Co-Founder & Managing Director at Silvertree Brands, where he partners and invests in growth-stage ventures, fostering innovation, growth, and impact. With a robust background in investment funds and accelerators, Manuel brings a wealth of experience in digital and fintech businesses. His track record as an angel and seed investor underscores his keen eye for emerging opportunities and transformative ideas.

"Each member of our Advisory Council brings a unique blend of expertise, insight, and passion to the table. Together, they will play a pivotal role in guiding NEXT176 towards making a meaningful impact in the ever-evolving landscape of innovation and disruption." - Vuyo Mpako, MD: NEXT176

We are incredibly grateful to have such a distinguished group of individuals join our Advisory Council, and we look forward to the journey ahead as we work together to shape the future of NEXT176.


May 9, 2024