Alumni Exco Members

Mark Philips

Mark Phillips is involved in Research and Strategy at Sanlam Investments’ Multi-Manager Business.  Mark joined Sanlam Investments in January 2010 as an Investment Analyst.  During the 7 years spent at Sanlam Investments, Mark is involved in market and manager research. Mark completed his B.Bus.Sci (Quantitative Management) (Hons) at the University of Cape Town, graduating the 2009. He has also completed the PGDip in Futures Studies at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Furthermore, he is currently completing the MPhil in Futures Studies this year. In his spare time Mark enjoys reading and playing golf.


Virna Greer

Virna Greer is a MBA alumnus and a Partner within the Advisory Operations competency of PwC. Virna has over 20 years of experience across various industries and this has afforded her the opportunity to develop strong leadership, communication, business and operational skills. Virna’s main area of focus is Strategy and Operations focusing on the exploitation of organisational design and technology to unlock business value.

Virna believes that as an alumnus you have the responsibility to grow the Brand and foster relationships across the globe.


Shayo Imologome

Shayo Imologome

Shayo is currently the CEO and Lead Consultant at StratNovate Consulting an, indigenous firm birthed to assist businesses in providing strategic direction and substance to their visions and aspirations. StratNovate’s vision is to be a global force in providing creatively innovative and positively disruptive business solutions to its esteemed clientele that help reposition their businesses for continuous and consistent future growth.
Shayo has almost 30 years of experience in finance, auditing & compliance, consultancy and advisory, and more recently business development and strategy. Her career has taken her through almost every industry in Nigeria.
Shayo previously served as the Group Compliance Director of Troyka Holdings Limited, the biggest indigenous conglomerate in the advertising space in Nigeria. The group has business interests in marketing communications, public relations, media buying, out of home advertising, digital marketing solutions, property development, and security & protection.


Emma Rono

Emma Rono, is a specialist in the grants, fund and project management spaces, with strong donor/funders and university relationship, deep understanding of fund management and extensive experience in university capacity building in Sub Saharan Africa. Emma provides fund management and governance advisory services to Universities, foundations, individuals and international organizations on strategic growth and fund management. Over the last 13 years, Emma has built up extensive experience in non-profit making organisations, universities and institutional public-private partnerships. Most recently she was the  programme officer with African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and currently involved in Academic Programmes Development for a private International University and involved in the governance of a public University in Kenya.  A member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Institute of Directors. Emma holds a Master of Development Finance from University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting and Economics from University of Nairobi, Kenya in addition to other professional certificates.