Benji Coetzee M.Phil LL.M.

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About Me

Nearly a decade experience in top tier consulting, CIB & insurance.

Now full-time entrepreneur.

Experience: In summary, I have strategic consulting and extensive project management expertise in relation to corporate finance, due diligences, value enhancement, turnarounds (incl.100-day plans), business model innovation, change/integration/culture management, project development, technology ventures, digitalization & monetization of new growth initiatives/ innovation.
Largely exposure has been within industrial goods, energy, ICT, real estate, media & financial services sectors of emerging markets (incl. Mining, Oil&gas, Transport, Renewables, Infrastructure, Urban Planning, Public Sector, Technology Innovation, Insurance, Asset Management & Development finance).

Current ventures:
Founder of BenjInc Holdings, HoldingCo which invests in and incubates smart technologies and business models in Africa, see our ventures here at
1. CEO of Tech start-up EmptyTrips, Africa's first digital transport marketplace using smart algorithms to address empty deck-space ( delegate of by Forbes Magazine, “Best of Africa 2016”.
2. Director of Seedpitch Advisory; boutique executive strategy advisory. Free-lance Management Consultant. Serving clients in Africa and UAE on various strategy, growth and change requirements. (
3. Founder of, facilitating employment of African artisans by creating a platform for hand-made goods from wood and steel to be showcased online.

Previous employers:
Bryanston Resources (Dubai/ Johannesburg), The Boston Consulting Group (Johannesburg/ Geneva), World Economic Forum (Geneva), HSBC Africa, Hollard (Etana).

LLM, Finance, Goethe University, Germany
MPhil, Maritime Economics & Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
BCom, Finance, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
NEXUS Diversity in leadership (Gordon Institute of Business Science  

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Benji Coetzee M.Phil LL.M.