Tshwane, 12 December 2018–Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and The Innovation Hub Board Members are pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Pieter Holl as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Innovation Hub. Advocate Pieter Holl succeeds Dr McLean Sibanda and was the Acting CEO from June to November 2018.
Prior to joining The Innovation Hub, Advocate Pieter Holl was the Deputy Director-General responsible for Business Regulation and Governance for Gauteng Department of Economic Development, the position he has held for 8 years where he contributed greatly to the success and management of the department. Before his appointment as Acting CEO for The Innovation Hub, he was seconded to The Innovation Hub to fulfil the role of General Manager: Commercial Operations.
He has held other Senior Management positions for over 15 years, with management responsibilities that included Legal Advisory Services, technical and operational functions in key areas for organisational management; including budgeting, preparing business strategies and plans as well as setting procedures for effective implementation of corporate governance systems. He also served in various oversight committees including board of Gauteng Liquor Board and shareholder representative of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, Gauteng Gambling Board and The Innovation Hub.
He holds a Baccalaureus Iuris – B Iuris degrees from Potchefstroom University for CHE and Bachelor of Laws from University of South Africa respectively.
“Congratulations to the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Innovation Hub, Advocate Pieter Holl. I am extremely excited about his appointment, an opportunity that I am sure he will relish, leveraging off his acquired skills within the provincial government sphere. On behalf of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency Group, allow me to wish him the best on this new endeavour, as he promotes economic development and competitiveness of Gauteng through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship- Mr Jameel Chand, Acting CEO of Gauteng Growth and Development Agency”.
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About The Innovation Hub
The Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the innovation agency of the Gauteng province and is responsible for managing Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park of the same name, and is a full member of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP). Strategically located in Tshwane, South Africa's executive capital in the ‘smart’ province of Gauteng, The Innovation Hub implements initiatives identified in the Gauteng Innovation Strategy and Green Economy strategy to advance the economic development and growth of the Province through innovation. The Innovation Hub has created unique spaces, in Tshwane and the rest of the Gauteng province, for high-tech entrepreneurs, world-class businesses, academics, researchers and venture capitalists to meet, network and prosper.For more information visit www.theinnovationhub.com