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Email: l***@***.org
Local Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Description: The Bertha Foundation empowers people and organizations dedicated to creating sustainable development by providing resources for effective implementation. Bertha...   more

Employment History

  • Head Social Enterprise
    Investec Bank
  • Head: Entrepreneurship Development Trust
    Investec Bank

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    The Business Place


  • Bachelor of Law
    University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
    University of Cape Town
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Five South African women made the magazine's "20 Youngest Power Women in Africa" list - Mvelaphanda Group CEO Yolanda Cuba, media mogul Khanyi Dhlomo, Shanduka Group CEO Phuti Malabie, entrepreneur Lisa Kropman and Ernst & Young senior partner Jonitha Gugu Msibi.
Kropman is the founder of Business Place, a group of business centres that support black entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.
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Lisa Kropman is founder of The Business Place, a group of business centers that support up-and-coming African entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.
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Lisa Kropman
Investec, South Africa Member Branson Advisory Board at CIDA Board Member, The Business Place
Lisa is currently assisting a broad based black economic empowerment (BEE) group to operationalise the Entrepreneurship Development Trust, created as one of the black empowerment partners to Investec's BEE deal.
She joined Investec in May 1997, serving in the Employee Relations Division and represented the Banking Council on the negotiating team at NEDLAC for the Employment Equity Act. She was a member of the Banking Council and served on the sub-committee of the Inter Bank Working Group.
Her role in Investec included heading Investec's Employment Equity Forum, formalising the group's Employment Equity Plan and transformation process, driving the black empowerment strategy and initiating the sustainability process for the group. She also headed Investec's Corporate Social Investment Division and was the catalyst in developing CIDA City Campus, South Africa's first virtually free tertiary educational institution, and is credited with creating The Business Place, a cluster of businesses that support emerging entrepreneurs now operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town, King Williamstown and Botswana.
Lisa sits on all the boards of The Business Place in Johannesburg, Eastern Cape, Cape Town, Philippi and also on the Branson School Advisory Board at CIDA. She has served as an executive member and chairperson on the Witwatersrand Regional Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Law from the University of the Witwatersrand. She served articles of clerkship at Werksmans Attorneys in Johannesburg and remained there as an associate before joining Investec.
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VENTURES AFRICA - Founder of The Business Place, Lisa Kropman, is credited with changing the business environment in South Africa by opening up market accessibility for micro-enterprises. Having worked at Investec Bank since 1997, Kropman has moved through the ranks and departments of the banking group, revolutionising the specialist finance organisation's social investment and empowerment [...]
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