executive advisor – south africa
release date: 27 october 2020
Mervyn shares his amazing career history leading up to having multiple roles with SAP in South Africa. He is an advisor on innovation and governance and publishes regularly. His current theme is on purpose vs profit in corporates and using data to drive the decisions to achieve this balance. We also speak about the upcoming Future of Education challenge through the Purpose Alliance.
Mervyn George is a seasoned technologist and has worked for tech firms in start-up, rapid growth and mature phases. Work experience in terms of roles spans executive leadership, sales, business development, education, implementation and post-implementation support. Industry sector coverage spans retail, consumer goods, healthcare, higher education, professional services, banking, automotive and high tech, and he has worked on long-term digital modernisation projects in China, the US, Middle East, UK and South Africa.
During his career, Mervyn has launched and run three successful global niche consulting businesses. At the tech firm SAP, Mervyn currently serves as an Executive Advisor in Innovation Strategy for Large Enterprises, as Venture Partner for SAP’s Intrapreneurship program, and leads the Africa leg of SAP’s 1 Billion Lives Social Impact programme. Beyond SAP, Mervyn is a growth strategy coach for start-ups looking to scale and serves as non-executive director, advisory board member, and board chairman for different early stage ventures.
“When Can I Buy the Porche”, which is one of Mervyn’s publications; https://www.amazon.com/When-can-I-buy-Porsche-ebook/dp/B0154ZYW5Y/
Mervyn on the OpenExO Linkedin Live: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/openexo_openexo-live-with-mervyn-george-activity-6692111107315793920-QVEd
Purpose Alliance and the Future of Education Challenge: https://www.purposealliance.org/
The OpenExO community of exponential innovators: https://www.openexo.com/
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This episode is part of the Purpose Alliance series.
Purpose Alliance is a not-for-profit organization focused on inspiring people to unlock their potential by making everyone aware they are extraordinary and providing them with the mindset and toolkit to make an impact.