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Based in South Africa, our primary areas of focus are organisations operating in Africa: Corporate, Social and Impact enterprises, in both Public Sector and Private Sector. Please contact us directly for our credentials sheet and portfolio.
A Level 2 SMME BEE company, INNOVATION PARTNERS is co-owned by Neo Hutiri, a multi-award-winning innovation entrepreneur, whose most notable achievement through his company Technovera, is a primary healthcare solution: An award-winning digital locker to deliver chronic medication in community clinics. Neo has an MSc in Engineering and is completing his MPhil in Innovation. He was previously employed in an executive position in a global mining company.
Kathy Berman, the other Innovation Partner has a multi-disciplinary background ranging from television, print and radio production and journalism activism through to strategy, innovation and corporate finance consulting with EY and KPMG and thereafter executive positions (SARS and others). Her consulting career ranges from corporate governance, strategy and investor relations through to innovation, digital and industrial design. She has been working as an Innovation consultant since she was first trained in the discipline in Silicon Valley in 2000.
She most recently worked on building the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg (where she and Neo met and worked together), and ran the GE Africa Innovation Programme for 18 months. Prior to that she headed the Innovation Hub at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Kathy has an MBA, LLM credits and a PhD in application.