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YOUR VISION, OUR MISSION – LET’S GROW

THE VANE DIGITAL TEAM

It is our people that make Vane Digital the business it has been since 2011.

MEET THE PROFIT FOR PURPOSE TEAM AT VANE DIGITAL

James van der Hoven | VaneDigital.com

JAMES
VAN DER HOVEN

CEO

James has spent his entire career in the IT industry and moved into Ecommerce in 2014 when more clients began asking for the service. He has since joined the Ecommerce Forum Africa where he serves on the board to help boost Ecommerce into Africa.

James has also started a non profit company called Leaderless to help fight corruption and greed in South Africa where Ecommerce is one of the main technologies being taught.

Paula Gries | VaneDigital.com

PAULA
GRIES

Creative Director

Paula joined Vane in 2015 and has been instrumental at helping Vane get to where we are today. Her incredible eye for detail has seen our client's brands go from semi-professional to professional overnight.

It is not just Paula's design capabilities that has made her into who she is, but she has been the cornerstone behind Leaderless, the non-profit we set up. The amount of research Paula has put in and continues to put in to make sure that we do this right has ensured that we have made leaps and bounds ever since we started.

Lisa Reevell | VaneDigital.com

LISA
REEVELL

Project Manager

Lisa joined Vane Digital in 2020. She continues to run the project management at Evolution Software where Dylan Reevell is the business mentor to James van der Hoven. We are really excited to bring Lisa onboard to help position Vane Digital as a world-class Ecommerce digital agency.

Zamahlubi Nogcinisa | VaneDigital.com

ZAMAHLUBI
NOGCINISA

Marketing Manager

Our word wizzard Zama, joined Vane Digital in 2020. Words sell products and this is what Zama is incredibly good at. Zama has spent years in the Ecommerce industry, working in retail as well as digital agencies in South Africa.

Combining Paula's creative flair and Zama's extensive experience in the digital marketing industry, we're sure that the combination team will help boost Vane Digital to become the leading digital agency in South Africa that our clients will grow from.

Lisa Reid | VaneDigital.com

LISA
REID

Sales Manager

James and Lisa have a very long working relationship when the two of them worked together on different projects from two different agencies back in 2007 and 2008

Lisa has gone on to live in the Caymen Islands and runs her own photography business but acts as sales person in the United States for new Vane clients.

With extensive knowledge in Customer Relationship Management and Loyalty programmes, we appreciate the knowledge Lisa brings to Vane's growth in order for us to help our own clients grow.

Liesl van der Hoven | VaneDigital.com

LIESL
VAN DER HOVEN

Product Photographer

Liesl has been with Vane since the start in 2011. Her focus is on product photography and product development together with Zama and Paula.

Liesl has run her own Ecommerce business for many years now and applies everything she knows to our existing client base as the industry continues to change in South Africa.

Raj | VaneDigital.com

RAJ
SINGH

Lead Developer

Raj joined the Vane team in 2018 and leads our team of developers. From simple websites to intricate mobile apps and everything in between, his years of experience across multiple programming languages has allowed our clients to have a reach they had not considered before.

SPECIAL ADVISORS

Dylan Reevell | VaneDigital.com

DYLAN
REEVELL

Dylan Reevell used to be a client of Vane's many years ago and has over time become a business mentor that's allowed Vane to be able to grow to new heights.

Dylan continues to run Evolution Software whilst helping Vane position itself to become one of the most cutting edge Ecommerce Development Agencies in Africa.

Dr. Adheesh Budree | VaneDigital.com

DR. ADHEESH
BUDREE

As Ecommerce lecturer at several universities in South Africa, Adheesh continues to help Vane grow through his ongoing research as lecturer. Adheesh also sits on the board of the Ecommerce Forum Africa as well as a network of professional people called the Fellows Of Fire who pool their networks together to make things happen in South Africa.

We are honoured to have Adheesh on our team.

Simon Leps | VaneDigital.com

SIMON
LEPS

With years of experience at Fonterra, Simon comes with a wealth of knowledge in the Ecommerce industry and has done so for many years.

Simon also sat on the board of the Ecommerce Forum Africa from 2015 to 2020 where he then went on to pursue new ventures in the hemp industry.

Alastair Tempest | VaneDigital.com

DRS. ALASTAIR
TEMPEST

As CEO of the Ecommerce Forum Africa, Alastair has done phenomenal work to get Ecommerce boosted in Africa. In December 2018, nine African countries came together to formulate a path forward for Africa to work on Ecommerce and cross-border commerce.

Alastair remains a single wealth of information as he works with every industry of ecommerce together with government, banks, digital agencies, payment gateways, warehouses, courier and logistics companies.

Prof. Chris van der Hoven | VaneDigital.com

PROF. CHRIS
VAN DER HOVEN

As CEO of the Stellenbosch Business School and years of experience in the technology industry, Chris has helped shape Vane Digital into the business it is today. It is with his input that we have managed to build on our internal project Leaderless and what the steps are that we need to complete to see it grow into a movement that will help employ many more people in the future.

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