Fortune Ngwenya

Founding director (Operations Director) of Birguid (Pty) Ltd. Fortune completed her articles in 2011 and through this training became exceptionally skilled in external auditing, corporate financial advice and taxation. She has accumulated experience within various industries, both large and entrepreneurial ventures and also gained a sound understanding of South Africa’s manufacturing, distribution, financial services, not-for-profit, travel, tourism and research sectors. Fortune is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with a BCom Accounting and a BCompt (Honours) degree.
James Maposa

Director (Managing Director) of Birguid (Pty) Ltd. James has 12 years work experience, mostly spent in the research and strategy consulting sector. James is passionate about socio-economic development, business growth and continuity. James’s core focus is to build and progress client relationships, driven by a strong understanding of industry fundamentals and associated strategic implications. Before starting Birguid, James worked for Frost & Sullivan, Ipsos and Ernst & Young where he was responsible for supporting clients to grow and progress their respective businesses within the sub-Saharan African market. Companies that James has worked with from an advisory perspective include AfriSam, PPC, Standard Chartered, Old Mutual, Standard Bank, Discovery, the Department of Trade & Industry, Industrial Development Corporation, Mamelani Projects, Shangoo, Soil Child, Krypton Process Equipment, Mvendr, Nguni Bull, The Zimbabwe, Audi, Ford, Toyota, Afrox, Air Liquide, Air Products and Telkom. James holds an Honours degree in Natural Resources Management (cum Laude), a Master’s degree in Programme Evaluation and an MBA.