Kevin Ssemwogerere, 31

Kevin began his professional career as an academic article clerk at the University of the Witwatersrand followed by audit articles at KPMG. Thereafter he joined Standard Bank Group in deal structuring investment banking where he was awarded the Mark of Excellence finalist prize. He is currently a Digital Innovation Intrapreneur Lead in the CIB Digital division of Standard Bank Group. Kevin was selected for a digital business development secondment to Silicon Valley where he became the Business Development Lead of a new corporate venture which built a new digital platform. The digital platform facilitated the expansion of businesses into and across Africa.

Currently, Kevin plays a critical role during a discovery in the field of decentralised renewable energy in South Africa. He is demonstrating leadership as a chartered accountant and digital innovator to a diverse team during a customer discovery process which has yielded valuable insights to ideate potential solutions which can unlock value for various market participants and stakeholders.

In his personal capacity, Kevin is entrepreneurial and is the co-founder of a tech start-up called Clik Tech (Pty) Ltd which built a first-of-its-kind social-eventing mobile app featured on various media platforms. He was invited to the 2019 MTN App of the Year Awards and was selected to attend the launch of the Huawei Developer Programme in 2019. He is also the co-founder of a jewellery innovation start-up called Crown Jewel Investments (Pty) Ltd, which patented a new jewellery-making technique. Kevin shares his digital innovation experience and knowledge as a host of a webinar series called In-App Talks and with his independent Tech Business Insights he is a regular contributor on Voice of Wits FM.

Kevin not only mentors aspiring chartered accountants but also mentors young start-ups in the technology sector. He holds an MCom from the University of the Witwatersrand, a PGD in Tax Law from the University of Johannesburg and a Certificate in FinTech from Novia One Group. He has published LinkedIn articles in which he discusses how tech start-ups are affected by Big Tech competitors and how blockchain technology can be an enabler in the physical commodity trading sector.

Kevin has gained valuable experience which positions him as a pioneer and an early mover in alternative career paths for the chartered accountancy profession of the future.

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