Alec Hogg is a media entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster. A leading financial journalist and publisher, he is a student of the history, economy, people and politics of South Africa and for 15 years presented a nationally broadcast nightly business radio show in prime time.
Through Biznews.com, an online news portal, Alec has tapped into the country’s business, social and political leadership.
In addition to being a popular keynote speaker, Hogg is an adept MC and interviewer with skills honed through decades of live television and radio broadcasting.
Born in London, Hogg was raised in South Africa where he enjoyed a distinguished career in mainstream financial journalism, including winning the country’s ‘Financial Reporter of the Year’ when just 23.
He founded Moneyweb in 1997 and that pioneering internet publishing business IPO’d on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1999. It is the only survivor of more than a dozen Internet listings floated during the DotCom boom. Hogg built Moneyweb into a global operation with interests in online, radio, television and print. He left Moneyweb in 2012 and subsequently launched a re-engineered and highly-disruptive business model through the creation of Biznews.com. It serves a community of over 500,000 unique monthly visitors. He is active on social media with over 30,000 Twitter followers; 25,000 Facebook fans; and 6,000 LinkedIn connections. His daily emailed newsletter is read by over 30,000 subscribers.
Since 2005 he has participated at the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as a member of the Global Media Council.
Hogg and wife Jeanette relocated to the UK in May 2016 to spearhead the global expansion of Biznews.com
In 2016 Alec wrote “How to Invest Like Warren Buffett”.