Frans Van Der Colff

MD – VDC Consulting and Faculty and Executive Fellow at Henley Business School - Africa

Frans established VDC Consulting that specialises in assisting businesses to establish themselves successfully on the African continent and in leadership development. He is also Faculty and Executive Fellow at Henley Business School – Africa.
Frans spent many years at Pick n Pay in many roles, starting as a trainee manager, spent time as a regional manager, a buyer, the general manager of the Franchise Division and finally the Director of Africa and Emerging Markets. He was involved in the opening of more than 300 stores and assisted a number of young black entrepreneurs in acquiring their own stores. After that Frans joined the Fruit & Veg City Group to Head up the African Division for a number of years to run operations outside South Africa. More than 30 stores were opened in 11 African countries.
Frans holds an MSc degree in Strategy and is currently a PhD Candidate at the Da VInci Institute.

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    How to succeed on the African continent

    MD – VDC Consulting and Faculty and Executive Fellow at Henley Business School - Africa

     

    What started as reports of 'pneumonia' has since claimed many lives across the globe. The pandemic has destroyed economies, communities and businesses, with yet no end in sight.

    How do we move forward from here? We will have to look at new approaches to business to ensure success and sustainability in a very different environment.