Meet The Judges

2021 Executive Judge Panel

Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, is widely recognized as a global supply chain thought leader and recently received the 2020 Women in Supply Chain Influencer Award. Today, Lora has nearly 320,000 Linkedin Followers and is known for her high-value point of view and research geared at helping early adopters seeking first mover advantages through innovative supply chain strategies and market execution.

Andile Ngcaba is chairman, founder and majority shareholder of investment group Convergence Partners.

Through Convergence Partners, Andile is also involved in significant new communications infrastructure projects across Africa including Seacom (the first undersea fibre optic cable system serving Africa’s East Coast) which was ready for service on 23 July 2009, the first private sector satellite in Africa (Intelsat New Dawn) which was launched on 22 April 2011 and a recently announced new joint venture to bring high capacity, long-haul terrestrial fibre to South Africa (FibreCo).

Andile was previously Director General of Communications in the first democratically elected government of South Africa in 1994. He left Government in 2003 to pursue a career in the private sector.

Detlef Schultz is the Co-founder, Vision & Customers at akirolabds as well as an Experienced Member Board Of Directors with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. He is a strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Mobile Communications, International Business, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic Sourcing.