Solly is a Senior Partner & President of Africa Operations at Milost Global Inc. He also serves as Senior Partner of Palewater Advisory Group, and is the Founder & Chairman of MB Africa Investments (Pty) Ltd which is a boutique firm that specialises in Africa business development, project origination, project management, infrastructure development, fund raising and foreign direct investments into Africa.
Solly has over 21 years working experience in the ICT, Financial Services, Infrastructure Development, Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas realm in Africa and abroad. Of the 21 years, approximately 16 years was in senior management and directorship positions in major companies. He spent consolidated months working on various initiatives in the United States of America, Europe, South Africa, as well as various other African Countries. Solly has spearheaded fundraising initiatives, as well as the structuring and implementation of mega projects across various industries within various African countries, and the globe at large.
Prior to MB Africa, Solly was Managing Partner & Group Sales/Business Development Director at Thuthukani Holdings, and was the Executive Director responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Thuthukani’ sales, marketing and service professionals in South Africa and the African continent. Thuthukani Holdings had ownership of Thuthukani Technology Solutions, Atio Corporation, Tasima, Romix and Thuthukani Investment Consortium that owns 25,1% of Fujitsu in Africa.
Prior to this Solly was the Group Chief Operations Officer of TSS World ( an American company with a subsidiary in Africa), as well as a Managing Partner at Centennial Consolidated Africa Investments (CCAI) which owned 41% of Bromide Group (Bromide Group was bought by EOH), 75% of VRG and 51% of Optica. He was the Executive Director responsible in overseeing CCAI Operations, as well as sales and business development ventures in the Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecommunications, Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistics.
Prior to this, Solly was with the following companies in the capacities as outlined below: Hewlett Packard South Africa - Managed Services Sales & Business Development Executive (Countrywide); IBM South Africa - Project Director; Microsoft South Africa - ERP & Partner Program Executive; Digital South Africa - National IT & Systems Manager.