Our Founder & Executives

Nigel Adriaanse (CEO)

  • 15 Years Experience
  • Senior Asset Manager to listed property funds
  • First Chairman of Shanduka Black Umbrellas
  • Enterprise Development partner to SAIBPP (South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners)









Lebo Gunguluza (Chairman)


  • CEO of the GEM Group of Companies, an integrated media, hospitality and communications group
  • Co-founder and Chairman of the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF)
  • Mr Gunguluza is considered one of South Africa’s most celebrated media entrepreneurs, a strategist and a motivational speaker
  • Dragon (Investor) on the Dragons Den (SA) show on DSTV










Charles Maisel (COO)

  • Founder & CEO of the Innovation Shack
  • Founder of Shoe Box Homes
  • Founder & Board member of Shanduka Black Umbrellas
  • A Social Entrepreneur who has a number of impressive socio economic projects under his belt