We regularly engage with our clients on the hottest topics in the market. We don’t want to talk about the now, we want to discuss the future of the industry and shine a light on the topics that will affect the business of law, globally and locally, tomorrow.
GRM CEO Rob Green continues his quest to meet the young, African lawyers that are driving the industry forward on a global basis. At just 33 years old, Yesthiel Singh is a leader in the South African legal industry, and also one of the most impressive GC’s we’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Currently, Yesthiel the General Counsel/Company Secretary at independent management and technology consulting firm IQbusiness.
GRM CEO Rob Green is joined by law sector superstar Yasmine Kabongo. Currently Regional Associate Counsel for the EMEA region at Boart Longyear, Yasmine has moved from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa to Canada and tells us about her career, her journey, and her thoughts on the challenges lawyers face in these COVID times.
An exceptional voice for young African professionals, Yasmine’s path is one that many young lawyers on our continent wish to emulate. She also holds a certificate in Women Entrepreneurship and hopes to continue her pursuits in the direction.
GRM CEO Rob Green is joined by African tech investment guru Andre De Wet to discuss how businesses in Africa are using online platforms to take their efforts to a global audience.
Cape Town-based André is a senior c-level executive and seasoned entrepreneur that helps companies grow and launch products in the mobile, digital, and e-commerce fields. He is CEO of 2ndBase Inc that helps venture-capital-backed tech companies break into Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Jacky He is a corporate and commercial attorney and is the first mainland Chinese South African Attorney, he gained valuable experience within several leading African law firms before moving in-house where he has developed significant experience in corporate legal management including complex commercial contracts drafting and negotiation, corporate governance and compliance, dispute resolution management as well as compliance and risk management.
Walid Abdool is the Corporate Legal Officer of the Eclosia Group which spans across 32 subsidiaries in Mauritius, Kenya, Madagascar, the Seychelles, and South Africa. Abdool deals primarily with all corporate matters of the group.
Yesthiel Singh is the General Counsel and Company Secretary at IQbusiness, the largest independent management consulting firm in South Africa. He is responsible for all legal matters within the organization and also attends to the company secretarial function by providing procedural, governance, and compliance support to Executive Management and the Board of Directors.
Rita Njora is an experienced legal practitioner in the Banking and Financial Services sector, having practised law for over a decade. Njora is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of more than 12 years, with experience in Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, International Economic Law, Conveyancing, Risk and Compliance Management, Litigation Management, Document drafting, review and management, Negotiation Skills, Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Training.
Olivier Pognon is an International lawyer/General counsel with over a 15-year track record of delivering innovative business-oriented legal advice and solutions. In his current position, Pognon is responsible for M&A transactions, litigation management, legal compliance, and corporate governance. Member of the Africa executive committee, board(s) director, and audit committee experience.
Nushrat Gunnoo is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, currently holding the position of Head of Legal & Company Secretary at Standard Chartered Bank in Mauritius. Gunoo is responsible for embedding a robust legal risk management framework within the Bank and has experience in corporate lending transactions and risk management products. Gunno is particularly interested in social work which focuses on the empowerment of and the increase in the participation of women at all levels of society.
Mokshda Pertaub offers diverse legal and judicial experience of more than 20 years in Mauritius and internationally. Pertaub is a barrister with 22 years at the Bar of Mauritius. Currently the head of an innovative training company, Lex Aquila Training and Consulting Services Ltd which offers training services in Mauritian laws/UK laws/Indian Laws.
Margaret Ninsin is the General Counsel of OLMEC Commodities, a company working in Africa and the Americas. She also represents the USA Delta Capital Corporation for Africa, the Middle East and Gulf States. Her expertise is in Public-Private Partnerships Consultant, ADR Specialist especially in Investment Disputes, Project Financing Including Intellectual Property & Complex Transactions and Negotiations.
Yolande Myburgh is a highly accomplished and results-driven General Counsel and Admitted Attorney leveraging an LLB from Wits and a proactive, meticulous work ethic. Myburgh leverages a proven record effectively managing actual and threatened litigation and contractual, regulatory, and legal matters impacting organizations within the banking sector.