Subasen Naidoo, is a Senior Executive, involved in roles as an Engineer, Strategist, Innovator, Management Consultant, Financier, Business Developer, Entrepreneur, Project Director and Board Member, with vast experience across the Financial (Securities, Banking and Insurance), Commercial & Professional Services, Building & Construction(R&D, Civil Engineering & Construction), Real Estate (Real Estate Development and Affordable & Social Housing), Telecommunications, Agriculture and
Food & Beverage/FMCG Industries. As well as the Public Sector (Human Settlements, Corporate Governance & Traditional Affairs, Transport, Environmental Affairs, Trade & Industry, Treasury, Health and Public Works within all tiers within all tiers of Government in South Africa) and NGOs/NPOs(Non profit and religious organisations).
Over the last 23 years he has led projects: small, medium, large and of global scale in nature across these industries.
During the last 6 years he has developed various start-ups, with an increasing focus on Innovation, Product & Brand development and Commercialisation of opportunities unpinned by sustainability across the value chains. Has successfully developed the Superinga brand with a huge potential to be a global brand with the World’s First Think Drink (www.superinga.com).
The Broad skills and competencies applied and amassed across these industries include but not limited to: Strategic Planning; Business Planning & Development; Organisation Development; Portfolio, Programme & Project Management; Innovation & New Product Development; Human Capital Management; Financial Management; Marketing & Sales; Operation Management, IT Management, all other functions of a C-LEVEL Executive. Other specialist technical skills such as: Facilitation, Stakeholder Management, Conflict Resolution, Quality Management, Rural & Community
Development, Business Architecture, Balanced Scorecard, Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence, Process Management, Business Analysis & Process Re-engineering, Benchmarking, Six SIGMA, CMM, Export Market Development, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Training Development, Civil Engineering, Urban Design & Town Planning, System Development Life Cycle, Financial Modelling, Project Feasibility and Risk Assessment, Project & Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Affordable Housing, Social Housing, FLISP Housing, Development Management, Infrastructure Development, Construction Management, Project Structuring, Grant funding facilitation, HACCP, GMP and Good Agriculture and Collection Practices.
05/2021 – current, ALFRED FORD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Faculty Petit Somme, Belgium
Faculty MBA Leader: Project Management module
09/2020– current, NowGrow360 Inc & NowGrow360 Systems: Co-founder & Director
Oversight, Strategic Planning, General Management and Executive Management consulting for the business. NowGrow360 is management consulting and tech company focusing on providing online business planning and consulting services to assist small businesses to start-up, thrive and grow. Within a few years maturing the offering into fully virtual integrated business enablement system for small businesses.
07/2017 – current, Your Best Choice (Pty) Ltd (Superinga:New Moringa Iced Tea & Energy Drink): Co-founder & CEO
Development and Expanding of SUPERINGA as a global brand offering unrivalled healthy, earth conscious products utilising natural and super ingredients such as moringa and other wonder foods and herbs. Engineering, Structuring and staged development of Your Best Choice (Pty) Ltd as a world class organisation to enable SUPERINGA as a global brand.
Key responsibilities includes : Strategic Planning, Leadership and General Management of the business; Human Capital Management, R&D, Innovation and Product Development over 3 broad product category streams with over 108 products; Operations: Production, Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution; Quality Management Systems; Finance & Budgeting including: Pricing, cost modelling and fund raising; SCM: Sourcing and Procurement; Sales & Marketing; Export Market Development and Exports; Rural Community Development; Programme & Project Management; Full value chain management including farming operations; and Risk Management.
04/2014 – current, JAI MORINGA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (Pty) Ltd: CEO Durban,South Africa
Leading JAI-RINGA concurrently with Superinga. Growing and expanding a company focused on innovation and product development around Moringa, the miracle tree.
11/2011 – current, VRNDAConsulting (Engineering, Business, andManagement Consulting Company): Co-owner & Director
Oversight and general management Multi-disciplinary company focusing on: • Consulting (Engineering, Management, Business, Strategic Planning, Financial Structuring, Project Management, and Development Management) • Real Estate Developments
- Innovation & Technology Transfer
Project Director on multiple projects across various industries traversing planning, analysis, design, building, testing, implementation, and project closeout.
01/2011– 06/2014, HighpanaProjects – MTNMetro Fibre Rollout Project: Project Director & Partner in Fibre Optics Business
Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa
Consulted as a Projects Director at Highpana Projects pertaining to a MTN Metro FIbre Optics Rollout in South Africa for the Gauteng and KZN Regions across 300 sites or projects (including civils construction, site and route planning and last build) including: Business Development, Tender Submission and Contract Management, Operations Management and Sub-contractor Management, Finance Management, Strategy Development, Project Management and Quality Management.
09/2012 – 06/2014, Camibix (Pty) Ltd: Shareholder & Director (Real Estate Development)
Development of a 2-hectare Industrial Park known Pinehill in Pinetown, Durban, South Africa. Served as a shareholder and Project Director responsible for: Development Management and project management; Concept Design; Business Plan compilation; Feasibility study; Deal Structuring of project finance; Development strategy; Bulk services and Engineering design; Facilitate the planning approval; Facilitating bulk services provision, Packaging and facilitating the finance acquisition; Packaging and facilitating the DTI CIP grant funding application; and Reviewing and sign-off on all legal and financial agreements
01/2007 – 04/2013, Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking, Integrated Residential Developments: Senior Executive for 4 Provinces/States (KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape & Mpumalanga)
Responsible for Real Estate Development of Integrated Residential Development & Structured Finance in Real Estate Development across these 4 Provinces, including: Business Development; Strategy Development; Project Management; Property Development; Development Management; Project packaging; Project management/ leading; Development finance structuring; Risk management and Public Private Partnerships between the Bank and Provincial and Local Governments to facilitate the delivery of housing. Led multiple mega integrated residential development projects for Standard Bank consisting of over 10000 houses, industrial parks, commercial nodes, schools, clinics with a budget of over R2.5 billion.
06/2005 –08/2006, AbsaBank, Commercial Property Finance, Affordable Housing (Social Housing): Senior SpecialistExecutive Consultant Johannesburg, South Africa
Led a team of 6 consultants to realize and provide project and development finance to Affordable Housing projects nationally, including: Business development and client relationship management; Structuring of finance solutions for affordable housing projects;
Strategy Development; Government Relations across all tiers of Government; Financial modelling; Financial analysis and cash flow projections; Feasibility and risk assessment; Preparing of business plans, and credit and equity committee applications; Presentation of project, development and equity finance applications to Group Credit and Equity Committees; Facilitation the conclusion of security, financial and contractual agreements; Managing disbursements and progress payments on project where finance was approved; and General Management of the Unit Facilitated directly or indirectly project and development finance for projects/ business of over R1,6 billion during a one year period.
- Co-ordinated the set-up of a R100 million Risk Participation Fund with the Gauteng Partnership Fund. Including presenting proposal to Absa Group EXCO for approval • Project structuring of the Brickfields Housing project the first true Public Private Partnership in affordable housing in the Country.
- Financial Services Charter Strategy Development, Monitoring, Report and Control
04/2004 – 04/2005, ACCENTURE SA, Consulting: Executive – FinancialServices Johannesburg, South Africa
Client business development; Strategy Development, Management Consulting, Project Planning; Assembly of Project Team; Project Delivery; Project Monitoring & Control; Project Benefit Realisation; Project Financial Management; and Mentoring of Consultants and Analyst including:
- Absa Home Loans strategy development.
- Strategy development, design, building and implementation of policies, process, and system for the Residential Commercial Property Finance Market in South Africa for Absa Bank.
- System proposal and selection of Alnova & SAP core banking project for Standard Bank. • Test Manager (All phases) – Barclays Project.
- Post-Merger Integration for the Barclays: ABSA Merger & Acquisition. • Replacement of Core Insurance and ERP system – Insurance Company. • Proposal for Risk Equalisation at Council for Medical Schemes.
01/2002 – 03/2004, NEDBANK (Technology & Operations), Card Division Management Unit Head: Strategy, Business Intelligence & Operations Capability Improvement
Johannesburg, South Africa
General Management of the Unit which included a team of 15 Business Analysts providing strategic planning, business intelligence and operations improvement across the entire Card Operations. Set-up of the unit to operate like a Programme/Project Management Office.
09/2001 – 12/2001, NEDBANK (Technology & Operations, Card Division), Strategic Support: Manager: Business Intelligence – Process Management
Johannesburg, South Africa
- SIX Sigma piloting, implementation, and management across Card operations value chain
- SLA development, implementation, and management across all suppliers in the Card Business.
- Management Information reporting management.
- Process Measurement Management.
- Activity Based Costing Model re-engineer and management.
06/2000 – 08/2001, JSE Securities Exchange South Africa, Strategy: Senior Business Analyst
Johannesburg, South Africa
- Strategic planning of CRM for JSE.
- Project Manager/ Programme Management: Customer Relationship. Management and Business Process Re-engineering of 40 departments.
- Research and Development of New Products development (Derivatives). • Project Management: Planning, Analysis and Design for the LSE – JSE joint venture (Insider Trading).
01/1998 – 05/2000, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Building & Construction Technology: Civil Engineer and Research Engineer
Project Management, research, development, innovation and technology transfer in Product and Process IT Modelling; Virtual Reality applications in the Construction Industry; Benchmarking of Construction Site Processes (Materials Handling and Site Layout Pre planning) within the S.A. Construction Industry; Benchmarking of Scheduling and Sequencing within the S.A. Construction Industry; Research, development and technology transfer in scheduling, sequencing, Petri Nets, and artificial intelligence techniques; E Commerce business case & Strategic plan for the Construction Industry; and Set-up of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) in South Africa, CSIR in partnership with the Department of Public Works.
MSc. In Construction – IT Management (Cum Laude – with Distinction), University of Salford – Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom – (1998 to 2001) • Courses: Information Technology Management, Strategic Management, Business Process Analysis & Process Management, Communication & Internet, Current IT Applications, System Development Life Cycle, Construction Integrated Environments and Virtual Reality.
- MSc. Thesis: Efficient Supply Chain Management in the SA Construction Industry via Wireless Application Protocol.
BSc. Civil Engineering. (Hons), University of KwaZulu-Natal – Westville, Durban, South Africa – (1993 to 1997)
- Courses: Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Sewer Engineering, Hydraulics Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Professional Practice, Design Project – Design of Stadium, Construction Management, Project Management, Business Management and Environmental Management.
- Top Student: In final year obtained 5 distinctions, and awards for outstanding work and top student in Project Management, Design Project, and Professional Practice.
- Dissertation: Low-Cost Housing in South Africa
High School Matriculation Exemption, P.R. Pather Secondary School – Durban, South Africa – (1988 to 1992)
BCom (Quantitative Methods) first year, University of South Africa – Pretoria, South Africa – (2000 to 2001)
Courses completed include:
- Financial Mathematics
Higher Diploma – Virtual Reality for Developers, CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial research) Virtual Reality Solutions Centre – Pretoria, South Africa – (May to August 1998)
|Post Graduate Certificate – Design of Precast Concreted Framed Structures, University of the Witwatersrand – Johannesburg, South Africa – 10 July 1998|
Continued Professional Education: attended over 35 leadership training programmes and courses covering Leadership; General Management & Finance; Project Management; Innovation & Continuous Improvement; Technical and Export Market Development.