– Business Mentor
Wybrand Ganzevoort is the Managing Director of Collective Value Creation, a company that develops Entrepreneurs in the Southern African Region and has a specific emphasis on Enterprise and Supplier Development. Wybrand is a regular columnist and speaker on Supply chain diversity and has a passion for aligning strategy and execution within Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) companies.
Phone: +27 (0) 84 5577711
Enterprise Development, Entrepreneurial Development in South African Townships, Supplier Diversity, Lean Business Model Development, Shared Value Creation
Johannesburg, South Africa
Collective Value Creation
Collective Value Creation consists of a small team of experts that have a passion for entrepreneurial development and improvement practices. We utilize proven lean operations methodologies to enhance company performance, combining our expertise across various fields of business. Our clients range from listed companies in industries such as mining, telecommunications, FMCG and travel, to SMME companies with specific enterprise and supplier development needs.
Our company assists in the full Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) value chain. Our services include the following:
– Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Gap analysis
– Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Planning
– Feasibility Studies on Sustainable Business Incubators
– Business Planning on Business Incubation
– ESD Program Development and Management
– Project Management on Ideation and Early Start-up Phase (Micro Entrepreneurship)
– Program Management on Supplier Development with emphasis on Lean Transformation
– Developing and running a development program for SMME suppliers to large industry
– Developing and running a development program for Micro-Entrepreneurs
3 Columbine Avenue
M.Comm Strategic Management – University of Stellenbosch
I have always been passionate about the development of entrepreneurs in developing countries. In order to build thriving, sustainable businesses, SMME’s need to, no must, be able to strategically differentiate themselves regarding the value that they add. Engaging with entrepreneurs about how they are adding this value fans my passion and spills over to those I work with.
Experience – Current
– Creating and managing SMME development programs (Training & Mentoring Programmes)
– Coaching and Mentoring SMME’s
– Consulting on Enterprise and Supplier Development Programmes
– Developing and consulting on business linkages platforms
Experience – Past
Manager Enterprise & Supplier Development, BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa
Supply Chain Analyst (Labour Based Services and Projects), Supply Chain, BHP Billiton
Lean Performance Improvement Consultant, Competitive Dynamics International
Scotsworks Advanced Negotiation Course (2011), Lean Six Sigma Certified, Acuity Institute (2010); Lean Certified, Acuity Institute (2010); PRINCE 2 Project Management Accreditation (Foundation Certification, 2008); PROSCI Change Management Accreditation (Practitioner Certification, 2008)
Ganzevoort, Boto Wybrand. Leveraging connectivity to innovate for a differentiated customer experience: a study into the management of interaction between financial services organisations and their external environment to enhance the innovation process for the delivery of a differentiated customer experience. Diss. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, 2004. http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/50008
Ganzevoort, Wybrand. “The three C’s of managing supplier risk: of transforming interest.” TFM Magazine 1.6 (2015): 28-29.
Ganzevoort, Wybrand. & Lavelle, June. “The Development Funnel & Ecosystem.” TFM Magazine 2.7(2016): 40-41
Ganzevoort, Wybrand. “Transformation through Innovation.” TFM Magazine 2.6 (2016) 44-45
How do you educate and support entrepreneurs?
I mentor, coach and train Start-Up, Micro and Small Entrepreneurial Businesses. The coaching and training is done based on Lean Business Model Strategy, but it has been adjusted to include a stronger financial element and branching deeper into Sales, Marketing, Personal Development, Branding and Financial Management.
Where do you educate and support entrepreneurs?
Most of the work is with young business’ in previously disadvantaged communities and rural communities. Some of the mentoring is with more advanced Entrepreneurs that are stuck with regards to the next phase of their business.
Why did you want to become a GCASE Fellow? What do you have to share to other educators, supporters, and mentors around the world?
I would like to share information about Entrepreneurship that is being done in poorer rural communities and more specifically with youth in these communities. From the work I have done in Townships in South Africa I have learned how these youth entrepreneurs in these communities learn and transition in growing their businesses.