Moderators

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Alexander Leibner

Alexander Leibner has spent the last 12-years working for some of South Africa’s leading media organisations across radio, print, online and television, both in the limelight and behind the scenes.

Having headed ABN’s Marketing division as Head of Group Marketing, Alexander has taken over the group's event production business, ABN Event Productions, producing high-level awards, events, networking functions and conferences across the African continent including the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards, Forbes Africa Person of the Year and private stakeholder gatherings around the World Economic Forum in Africa and Europe.

In March 2013, Leibner was part of an expedition that successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro.


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Gugulethu Cele

Gugulethu Cele, a true communicator at heart and a B.Comm Accounting graduate from the University of Johannesburg, entered broadcast in 2010 as a newsreader at Eyewitness News on Talk Radio 702. She swiftly moved up the ranks joining Moneyweb in 2011 as a financial journalist specialising in IT and as a business news reader. Her broadcasting talent was soon recognised and she became a radio presenter on Lotus FM and SAfm and later made the cross over to TV joining CNBC Africa. Cele anchors various programmes on the channel speaking to CEO’s, economists and captains of industry, together with analysing daily market moving news.

Some of her career highlights include attending and reporting from the 2014 and 2016 Annual World Economic Forum held in Davos, the 2015 World Economic Forum in Africa 2015. Cele has also chairs and moderates debates focused on a myriad of topics in both the financial and business landscape.

In 2012, Cele received acknowledgement for her work regarding BEE investment options, in the form of a nomination for the Peregrine award for Alternative investment reporting, in the Citadel Words on Money Journalism Awards.

 


 

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Methil Renuka

Methil Renuka is the Editor of FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, a bi-monthly pan-African magazine published by Africa Business News Group in Johannesburg. The magazine covers topical issues navigating the world of business for women and profiles powerful and influential trailblazers on the continent. Prior to moving to Africa, Renuka has lived and worked in several geographies including India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. With a master’s degree in communication and journalism, she has been in mainstream print journalism for over 19 years, and now resident in Rwanda, has embraced the African identity and is excited about the future of female entrepreneurship on the continent.