Willem van der Post
Willem van der Post is a seasoned international speaker, illuminating for his audiences the age of technology megatrends that are re-shaping and disrupting the business landscape. Willem further exposes audiences to the latest advancements in, inter alia, nanotech, robotics, automation, crypto currencies, blockchain, digital biology, space, 3D printing and energy. He then connects the dots between changing business models and customers of the future.
As the CEO of an exponential technology venture capital firm, his organisation uncovers disruption opportunities in partnership with global corporate clients.
Willem is an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, University of South Africa, University of Cape Town business school and Singularity University in California, and was one of the first EXO-Works accredited facilitators in the world.
His background has been in commercial banking, insurance, venture capital and private equity. Add to that Willem’s exposure to technology – in collaboration with Singularity University both in the US and in South Africa where he has been helping organisations to transform, both digitally and structurally, into exponential organisations.
Prior to founding his venture capital firm, Willem was the managing partner for Deloitte Africa – Center for the Edge; a disruption innovation business with a focus on exponential technology.
He serves as strategic advisor to the boards of various international fintech platform businesses, is Chairman of the Future Faces education crowd funding NPO, and is also the founder of a digital school for learners aged 14 to 20. The school focusses on utilising exponential technology as tools in addressing the biggest social challenges faced by society.
When Willem is not on his mountain bike, he can be found kite surfing or enjoying the spoils of the Stellenbosch wine region with Charka, his German shepherd, never far from his side.