GET MORE FROM YOUR BEE AND ESD INVESTMENTS

At B4i Futureneers, we believe in maximising ROI on BEE and Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) investments. It’s about more than ticking the scorecard.

WHEN PARTNERING WITH
B4i FUTURENEERS YOU …

MEET THE TEAM

STEVE
THOBELA

CHAIRMAN
B4i Futureneers

DR. ADV JANETTE
MINAAR-VAN VEIJEREN

DIRECTOR
B4i Futureneers

ADV NDUMISO
MAHLANGU

EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTOR
The B4i Project

LOUIS
MCLAREN

CEO AND DIRECTOR
The B4i Project

JACO
GERBER

DIRECTOR AND FUND MANAGER
The B4i Project

WHY COLLABORATING WITH US MAKES SENSE

With B4i Futureneers your business receives immediate BEE ESD recognition when making the investment.

Partnering with us not only ticks compliance, but offers the opportunity to also get a return on investment.

Deploy your ESD contributions to support your organisation’s strategic intent.

Your contributions will fuel positive exponential impact by promoting BEE, ESD, BEE Skills Development Funding, Black Procurement, Black Women and Youth Empowerment, and the development of New Black Entrepreneurs.

MAXIMISE YOUR EMPOWERMENT
POTENTIAL TODAY …

Visit our website to learn more.

MAXIMISE YOUR EMPOWERMENT
POTENTIAL TODAY …

Visit our website to learn more.

STEVE THOBELA

Chairman
B4i Futureneers

Steve currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Printing SA, an industry trade organisation responsible for the sustainability of the printing and packaging industry. He serves, amongst others, on the boards of The Printing Industries Pension and Provident Fund for SATU members, Spectramed Medical Aid Scheme (chairman), and the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Seta.

One of Steve’s previous positions, which he held for four and a half years, is that of Founding General Manager of one of Nelson Mandela’s official charity organisations, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. Steve also is a member of the Institute of Directors
in Southern Africa (IoDSA) and the South African Institute of Print (SAIP). He holds the designation of Print Director Technical (PDT).

DR ADV JANETTE MINAAR-VAN VEIJEREN

Director
B4i Futureneers

Janette is the founder and owner of ProEthics, an organisation positioned to promote professional ethics and prevent corruption and fraud. ProEthics empowers its clients to fight dishonest business practices, prevent losses and poor service delivery resulting from unethical behaviour, while promoting an ethical culture and responsible  organisational governance.

Janette specialises in the development and presentation of in-house and e-learning training programmes on anti-corruption compliance, the prevention of fraud, the legal and ethical duties of directors, the role of social and ethics committees, ethics management, and creating an organisational culture of integrity with particular reference to the King Reports. Apart from training, Janette consults, provides legal opinions and performs ethics  investigations on behalf of her clients.

ADV NDUMISO MAHLANGU

Projects/Director
The B4i Project

Ndumiso is a practising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, having been admitted in 2011, and is currently a non-executive director of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). His key areas of practice are commercial law, public law, labour law, municipal law and construction law. He started his legal career as candidate attorney at Ledwaba
Mazwai Attorneys (2009-2010), whereafter he was called to the Bar (Johannesburg Association of Advocates).

While studying Law at the University of Pretoria, he worked as BEE Analyst at BEE2Business (now B4i Consult) from 2005 to 2008 on a part-time basis, where he assisted corporate clients to structure B-BBEE transactions. He was a member of the Appeals Advisory Committee of the Gauteng Department of Health (2015-2017).

He is an aspiring business leader who has interests in the property industry. He also is a member and director of the B4i group of companies and serves as a trustee of the B Loved Foundation, a non-profit organisation that provides funding to beneficiaries whose purpose it is to empower previously disadvantaged individuals through skills development, and whose aim it is to eradicate abuse of women and children, in all its manifestations.

LOUIS MCLAREN

Strategy/Director
The B4i Project

Louis has been a B-BBEE advisor and strategist for 15 years and holds a SANAS-approved BEE Verification Technical Signatory designation. He obtained his master’s degree on “Strategic foresight and the development of black entrepreneurs in South Africa” from Regent University (Virginia, USA) in 2016. His thesis, which formed the basis for developing the B4i Empowerment Model™, received a top academic award from the University and he was subsequently inducted into the “Who’s Who of students in the USA” in 2017.

Louis founded the Business for Empowerment Foundation (now the B Loved Foundation), a public benefit organisation, in 2008. The Foundation has distributed millions of Rands to projects since then. These projects, amongst others, provide care for vulnerable women and children and are involved in the fight against the trafficking of women and children.

JACO GERBER

Fund Manager
B4i Futureneers

As a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, who headed up the consulting department within the Entrepreneurial Advice Division before turning entrepreneur himself, this qualified chartered accountant believes in looking to possibilities and
potential, which often lie beyond the financial statements. Jaco has been involved in setting up and growing various startup companies before co-founding B4i Futureneers, a Corporate Innovation Consultancy and Alternative Assets Fund Management Company.

Futureneers, together with The B4i Project, was instrumental in developing the innovative empowerment, incubation and development processes, workflows and methodologies which form the basis of our operational model. Jaco is a key part of the operational team, assisting the projects the venture capital company invests in to develop their ideas, formulate profitable business models, go to market and scale thereafter.