André Diederichs

André, the founder of Business Jungle, travelled the world in his quest to understand the challenges facing leaders, entrepreneurs & family owned businesses and the best practices to deal with those challenges.

He is a renowned media & public speaking business personality that addresses audiences from all over the globe. His presentations and workshops are highly educational & inspirational. He is never rated less than 9 out of 10 by various audiences.

He has an extensive background in business and marketing strategies in various economic sectors and, in his previous capacity at Old Mutual, worked on business and marketing strategies with various consulting and marketing agency firms, such as McKinsey’s & Company, Gemini, Boston Consulting and Heroes.

He educates businesses on Business and Marketing Strategies AND facilitates Business & Marketing Strategies for clients in various economic sectors.

He has published eight books and more than 1200 articles. He appeared more than 400 times on National TV and more than 150 on radio talks over 18 months. His book, BEMARK of BEVARK, was published in 2014 and was listed by SAKE RAPPORT NEWSPAPER as one of the four best business books for 2014

André’s PASSION for LIFE is to enable BUSINESSES to create positive futures for their family and their business. He is a well-known accredited family business consultant and co-founder of FABASA (Family Business Association of South Africa).


He believes that leadership and values are two sides of the same coin and believe that ethical values enable businesses to instil harmony and survive challenges

André is a trustee of BOPLAAS, the oldest family business in South Africa, and serves on boards of directors, e.g. Cape Pulpit.

Qualifications: Masters in Strategic Marketing (Tshwane University)
André is Cape Town-based and travels to meet the needs of customers.

Petri Gilbert

Petri is an extraordinarily gifted training facilitator/speaker who can inspire through his creative & interactive training methods and simplify the most difficult topics. His energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour are admirable as he makes every training session a unique experience.

He is a master at his game. He has a passion for his clients and for what he does. He has 23+ years of Consulting, Sales Training, Workshop Development, Soft Skills and Management training experience in a variety of disciplines,

Petri is Cape Town based and travels to meet the needs of customers. Petri is an accredited Constituent Assessor and facilitator with Service Seta and Inseta and CATHSETA. His client-list includes Old Mutual, Metropolitan, Ratrace Media, PSG Konsult, Kwelanga Training, Peniel Conferencing & Management, Mindspa Institute, Peer Group, and Spectacle World to name a few.

Petri also has international management and training experience in the hospitality industry. He is a sought-after trainer and speaker. His is a specialist in Social Style (Petri is a licensed Social Style practitioner), Professional Selling Skills, Management Training, Customer Service and Presentation Skills.

Petri is a committee member of SAPTA (Southern African Professional Trainer’s Association).

Gerhard Visser 

Gerhard has been facilitating soft skill training programmes full-time since April 2008. His extensive corporate experience and formal qualifications is a successful combination in integrating theory and practical execution in the learning environment. Gerhard is also passionate about imparting people with knowledge and skills to enrich their personal character and work performance.

He has 27 years of management experience in various corporate companies and private enterprises. The spectrum covers advertising, printing, tourism marketing, lifestyle fitness and the retail environment. He has been involved in the senior operational management of a national retailer for eight years with the  personal responsibility of turnover in the excess of R542m per annum.

His experience includes the evaluation and development of marketing strategies and the design and implementation of operational business plans. He has been involved in national and international Trade Shows for the SA Tourism Board and the project management for the development and opening of nine JD Group retail stores nationally.

With the exposure in the business environment, Gerhard has been actively involved in training and development for the past 20 years and was responsible for the training and development of seventeen branch managers for JD Group.

Gerhard completed his MBA (Strategic Marketing) at the University of Hull (United Kingdom) in February 2002. The dissertation focused on Corporate Competitive Intelligence and the primary factors that influence sustained competitive advantage in a constantly changing environment.

Gerhard is also qualified as a family business consultant through the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and is registered with FABASA.

Gerhard has also been approved to facilitate the “University Certificate in Project Management” for the North-West University developed by Dr. G. van der Waldt. Dr. van der Waldt is the author of numerous books on project management and other related subjects.

Presentations & Workshops

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