MMP

OUR TEAM

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OUR TEAM

Founder and CEO

Richard Lewis

After majoring in Comparative African Government and Administration and English, and thereafter having completed his legal studies in South Africa, Richard went on to lecture in Germany whilst he studied further in Business Administration and Jurisprudence. He later returned to South Africa where he has, for over 25 years, provided leadership and consulted to some of South Africa’s leading social development NGOs.

Richard served for over fourteen years and was until September 2016 Chairperson of the Board of WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of SA), one of the oldest and largest membership based environmental organizations of its kind on the African continent. He was declared the first WESSA Ambassador in 2017. A four times environmental award recipient including a Lifetime Achiever Award, he is also Patron of NACSSA – National Association of Conservancies and Stewardships of South Africa.

Richard was an Enviropaedia Eco Logic Award finalist 2017 and is currently on the Committee of the Gauteng – Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Development, acknowledged by the United Nations University.

 

Founder and Financial Director

Andre Steyn

Is the Financial Director at Artisan Training Institute (2010). He is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years commercial and managerial experience.  He completed his articles as an audit manager at PKF Chartered Accountants (David Strachan & Taylor – 5 years); worked his way through the steel, pharmaceutical, mobile network content sectors, as well as the dairy industry (DeLaval (Pty) Ltd, part of the TetraLaval Group – 5 years). 

 Andre has a deep passion for the environment and has served as the Non-Executive National Finance Director of WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) since 2013, where he also for several years chaired the Finance and Risk Committee of which he remains a member.

Multimedia Project Implementation Specialist

Daren Denholm

Daren went from nearly failing University to becoming the highest ranked competitor at the World Memory Championships from Africa and the Southern Hemisphere for 6 years in a row (2006 – 2011).  He has the energy of a 5 year old with a University degree and a business card.
(Business Science, Organisational Psychology, UCT, 2001 – 2004)

Daren uses his passion for education and technology to help build digital solutions that have the potential to change the world.

He has shared his story and insights with millions of people around the world on local and international news carriers such as: Cliff Central, East Coast Radio, 5FM, Highveld Stereo (Whackhead Simpson’s morning drive), Expresso Breakfast show, You Magazine, BBC Knowledge, BBC Africa and ESPN.

Thought Leadership Digital Marketing Strategist

Jessica Giles

Through combining her skills, experience and knowledge in music, the animation pipeline, creative production, technology, digital, social and brand strategy, Jess strives to assist Thought Leaders to share their messages, inspiration and knowledge to create a positive shift in the consciousness of the world. Jess provides strategies that are intelligent, creative and affordable solutions that integrate and streamline essential functions of their business, business objectives and values with their Thought Leadership presence.

Providing small and medium enterprises with effective mobile and digital solutions that will give them the edge to compete and thrive in their industries, whilst assisting them to adapt to a new era of marketing and the digital generation.

Jess has a particular passion towards providing a digital global platform to non-profits and charities that expose and create awareness of their causes, as well as provide a forum where policies and solutions can be discussed, formulated and implemented to instil change on a larger scale, making a greater difference. Currently she is involved in developing a global solution for War Veterans and Victims of War and assist with promoting global initiatives such as Walk For Peace and the Positivity Foundation.

Specialties: Thought Leadership Strategy, Fusion Media Strategy, Digital and Brand Strategy, Online Community Management, Positive Electronic Platform Development, Music Composition and Animation Production.

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Graphic and Essence Identity Design 

Edward van den Berg

Edward grew up in Mpumalanga, South Africa and pursued his passion for art at school where he achieved numerous awards. He obtained a graphic design diploma at the Technikon Pretoria, and worked thereafter as a graphic designer and layout artist with several companies including Caxton.

In 2004, he also started painting as an artist. Working mostly in acrylics and drawing inspiration from the beauty within nature and the emotional artistic connection hidden within it, Edward depicts this in painting landscapes, still-life, wildlife and life drawing. Edward is often commissioned by private art collectors and companies locally, and abroad, and his paintings hang in many boardrooms and companies and he regularly exhibits.


Edward enjoys the challenge of creating an exclusive piece for an individual through his unique style, and the way he sees and feels things, believing that this is the essence of true art. It is this talent that Edward brings to MMP; advising on the essence and feel of the stories being told.

Design, Programming, Video

Martin Ngcobo

After studying IT and obtaining a diploma in Programming, Martin yearned for something more, something that would appeal to his creative side. This led to him enrolling at the Durban University of Technology studying towards a diploma in Video Technology. 

It is in this new field of film that Martin found himself a home. This is where he was able to artistically express himself through various visual mediums. A passion was instantly ignited and a storyteller was born. 

In this short space, Martin has quickly solidified himself as a professional, working for various companies and productions within the film industry. This has helped him in finding his niche (Everything Sound) and has set him to his path of realising his full potential. 

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