Jesmane Boggenpoel has over 16 years of work experience, mainly in investments, private equity and as an entrepreneur. Between 2013 and 2016 Boggenpoel was the Head of Business Engagement, Africa for World Economic Forum in Switzerland. In South Africa, she has worked for Brait private equity and in the corporate finance departments of Anglo American and KPMG. Boggenpoel has served on the boards of Land Bank, Senwes, Cell C and Adcorp. Currently she is on the boards of EOH & ETG Input Holdings (Dubai headquartered and largest African fertilizer operator). She is a shareholder and founding board member (2008 to date) of African Women Chartered Accountants Investment Holdings
Boggenpoel is an investor and advisor to early stage tech start-ups, with relationships across emerging markets. She is a speaker and judge for the BMF start-up innovation program in South Africa. Jesmane is a member of the Digital Economy working group of the BRICS business council. She is a tech columnist for US online platform Gritdaily.com.
Author of new book on race, identity and building trust across communities: My Blood Divides and Unites
Boggenpoel is a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s JFK School of Government (2012). Boggenpoel is a Harvard Mason fellow and alumni of the Young Global Leaders of World Economic Forum.