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LEVITICUS BENTLEY – Chief Executive Officer
Leviticus encapsulates the core values of honesty, respect and integrity, and possesses a pure humanitarian flare with a drive to make the world a better place. This is what led him to take ownership of Natures Way Supplements in 2015. During his years as Managing Director at Natures Way Supplements, Leviticus’ operational and innovative mindset gave rise to Vita Go Beverages in 2017, which harnessed an ingenious cap technology to provide the two most vital elements (hydration and nutrition) to any living being. The creation of Vita Go Beverages drove him to expand his expertise even further into the injection moulding and packing industry, earning him extensive and valuable knowledge in thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers. His goals and values have contributed to the formation of an incomparable, unsurpassable product incorporating eco-friendly packaging with innovation and health: Biodegradable Future!
DEAN LYNCH – President
Dean is President of Biodegradable Future, and the CEO and Chairman of Equity Alliance International. Through his extensive experience in venture capital, investor relations, business development and marketing, Dean has developed a particular passion for emerging growth companies and the creation of investor awareness. In 2012, he began offering strategic advice and investment to exciting companies. Biodegradable Future is a prime example. With a focus on connecting sustainable and healthy products to the markets that demand them, Dean leverages his impressive expertise and experience to plan and execute business growth strategies, market and structure companies, develop streamlined and efficient business processes, and establish legal frameworks.
BARRY COCKS – Director
Barry Cocks, who heads up Biodegradable Future’s Dubai office, brings with him years of business experience, both within the region and throughout Asia and Africa. Whilst sitting on the board of a number of companies with diverse offerings, Barry developed strong and tested expertise in the Retail Marketing and Manufacturing sectors. He has since produced and supplied an impressive portfolio of global clients. It was through this business that he also expanded his knowledge of imports and exports. If asked, though, Barry will tell you that he’s still just a salesman at heart.
JORDAN BYRNE – Operations Manager
Jordan is an ambitious young lady with a penchant for operations. As the newest member of the team, Jordan was quick to demonstrate the strength of her organizational and communication skills, as well as her people-centric approach to work. Today, she is a coordinating force, ensuring that the rest of the team is not only doing the right thing, but doing things right.
Committed to making a positive impact in the world and the environment, Beverly brings to Biodegradable Future well-rounded experience in the private, non-profit, academic, and government sectors. Experience leading and developing programs and businesses, she has held senior level positions in business development, business administration and business management focused on startup programs and early stage businesses. Her education includes an MSBA from San Diego State University, an MS from The American University in Washington DC, and a BS from Northern Illinois University.
Jacob Van Wyk
Jacob comes from diverse Sales and Business development background. With 8 years experience within the Dental CadCam Solutions and the Medical Device industry, he always excelled at striving for the best in service and customer relations. Jacob spent 10 years prior in the British Army and it has shaped him into being an extremely competitive and driven individual with strong core values, team work and integrity.
Bankole is a business development specialist with more than 10 years of experience globally. He has worked across various sectors such as, Private Equity, Events, Education, & the Manufacturing industry. Bankole has built and held long-lasting relationships with clients who he has worked with for over the years. He is able to cut through the noise and deliver on what clients really want. Bankole is outcomes-driven and he takes great care in utilising every available resource to win business and to keep clients happy.
Jonathan has been in the sales/FMCG field for over 12 years both in South Africa and in the UAE. He has worked for top marketing companies in South Africa and has worked individually for multiple brands. Jonathan’s experience spans roles as a Sales Representative, Area Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Key Account Manager and National Sales Manager. He is skilled at brand positioning and foster strong relationships with co-workers and customers.
Caritus Maselesele is a Business Development practitioner with a Bachelor of Administration Degree, a Diploma in Project Management, and currently busy with his MBA. His experience is multi-sectoral in responding to Youth Enterprise and Business Development. He has worked in both the public and private sector as well as for a multinational institution in South Africa. To this end he has established a consultation footprint in Mozambique and Kingdom of eSwatini. Recognized for drawing up strategic innovations for inclusive growth through Research and Development, Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement and streamlining youth development programs with corporate interests. He is skilled in integrating corporate growth plans with the Sustainable Development Goals to bring comparable value for both business and society.
Rashid Koroma is a seasoned Business Developer who has extensive experience and exposure in Africa. His working style is characterized by a high degree of confidentiality and by the use of demanding quality standards, emphasizing planning and monitoring of the areas under his control. His team working skills allow him to easily integrate with peers and staff, being in addition very adaptable to change.
Daniel’s professional experience lies in sales, marketing and customer service. He first developed these skills at Equity Alliance, when he joined the team as a Marketing Assistant in 2011. Shortly after, Daniel joined Stream Drinks to strengthen his digital marketing expertise, and was promoted two years later. As Account Manager, he gained years of valuable experience in sales, marketing and customer service within a high growth startup environment.
Sanele Gumede is an experienced Senior Brand & Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), Branding, Film and Retail industries. Sanele is skilled in strategic brand planning & visual communications. Vast experience in consumer insights, POS, product development and packaging initiatives. He is a strong marketing professional with Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management and a natural fire starter for any business.
Suren is a young business professional with a passion for Sustainability. He is always concerned by the environment, and devoted to creating a positive impact in the corporate world. He is also currently finishing his MBA in International Management of Resources and Environment from TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany.
Mangaliso is an executive sales consultant with more than 15 years of experience in driving profitability through strategic growth, leading teams, and quality control. He is fiercely competitive in his approach to acquire business, and can handle complex situations from a strategic and tactical perspective.
Pratik has 5+ years of experience in Market Research, Business Development and Marketing. He has worked in multiple industries and proved his worth by giving valuable performances towards the growth of the company. He is a man with principles, determination and hard work. Pratik holds MBA – Marketing degree from Dublin Business School, and is specialized in Digital Marketing, Strategy Building and Business Development. He likes to set short term goals for long term results. He is truly dedicated in capitalizing emerging opportunities to make this planet a better place.
Enock Matlala is a global strategist, with more than 17 years of experience managing key business units and initiatives for Manufacturing – Public Sector – Finance Institutions – Oil and Gas industry and Telco . Enock continuously drives maximum profitability, with stellar record of penetrating global markets and launching profitable product lines. Enock is a positive negotiator and alliance builder, recognized for winning valuable contracts, motivating teams, and outperforming competitors. He has specialised expertise in the areas of Software, Finance, Manufacturing solutions and eco-systems.
Vijay is a high-achieving and motivated MBA Project Management graduate from Dublin Business School, Ireland. Experienced Project Co-ordinator and Senior Sales Support Executive with a history of working in the Telecommunication and manufacturing industry. He is an open-minded and sociable individual, who enjoys being challenged. Ambitious, approachable, and attention to detail in all areas of the business.
Ankit is a sales and marketing professional driven by the passion for sustainability. Ambitious in conquering the futuristic goals of flourishing the sustainable environment globally. Having more than 3 years of experience in corporate communications, customer service, internal and external communications, sustainability, project management, product purchasing and key account management with a track record of driving increased sales, international marketing, improving the client’s experience and elevating the company’s profile within the targeted market. He takes initiatives and puts his best effort to deliver the output efficiently making it a win-win situation for the organization as well as the client. His education includes Masters in Sustainability from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Emmanuel Oyewole is a Business Development Executive who has worked across various sectors such as, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications and the Security industry. With over 10 years of customer service experience, Emmanuel sees himself as a people-oriented individual with a keen eye for details, teamwork, negotiating, and great problem solving skills.
A passionate, cross-functional, creative, and results-driven marketer with a proven track record of accomplishment both academically and as an employee. I have spent 6 years working with top most companies like Amazon India & Justdial Ltd to bring their products and services to the national stage. I received an MBA in Marketing degree from Dublin Business School. Getting a life-changing product into the hands of millions of people is my calling. Empowering a team to do this provides me with enormous gratification. I am a man who prefers actions with tangible results rather than promises & words.
Mihir Sanghavi has an experience of more than 5 years in Procurement and business development. Having worked in the renewable and chemical sector Mihir specializes in strategic sourcing of materials, supply chain, new product introduction, forming strategic partnerships, risk analysis, business negotiations and Market research. He has completed Masters in Information Systems with Computing from Dublin Business School. He is a meticulously organized individual who believes in achieving targets through hard work and planned approach. He is driven by the passion of making earth a clean and sustainable planet and would like to make a valuable contribution for the same.
Lohini is a business strategist with a strong legal/business background and a passion for entrepreneurship. With a wealth of experience across various industries, Lohini is fast establishing herself amongst a global network of inspiring business leaders. As an ambassador for several brands, Lohini strives to empower and uplift others and is an active member of organizations such as the Business Women’s Association of SA, Lionesses of Africa, Women of Integral Impact Network (Wiin), and Turning Point Global, amongst many others. She served as Treasurer at Eastern Cape regional level for both the ANC and the SATF’s Economic Forum, and National Treasurer for The Future Is Bright NPO, We Are One NPO and Tamil Business Warriors NPC and is an executive of Wiin. Empowerment has always been very important to Lohini; she has mentored and uplifted many entrepreneurs and students as a mentor of various empowerment organisations.
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* Biodegradation rates of Bio Future's additives -treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.