2016 Judges

Jonathan Jacobs

Jonathan Jacobs

Jonathan can best be described as a Social Entrepreneur who helps people better themselves, with a life purpose of creating job opportunities for 100,000 people. Jonathan is a Qualified Certified Forensic Examiner. He is currently runs and manages his own company Skylar Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, with interests in Media, Technology, Consulting, Hospitality, Green Energy, Events and Brands. He was previously an Executive Director of the Business Innovations Group and administered the Western Cape Offices for Morvest Business Group an entity listed on the JSE Alt-X, prior to this he headed up the National Forensic Practice for SAB&T Inc, Chartered Accountants. He was previously employed by Deloitte where he completed his articles. He climbed the corporate ranks and ended up as a Senior Manager in the Forensics Division of Deloitte, here he project managed a number of joint task team investigations for law enforcement agencies including the Directorate of Special Operations, SARS, Asset Forfeiture Unit and the Office of the Auditor General. He has project managed numerous consulting assignments from Business Process Outsourcing, Corporate Governance Reviews, Programme Management, Due Diligence Studies and Research assignments. Jonathan’s strengths are in creating collaborative partnerships, connecting people, devising and implementing strategy, pioneering new business, thought leadership, marketing through relationships and overall business acumen. Jonathan serves as the board member of She-chem, NPO situated in Hanover Park, here he oversees the development of +1000 children, with the primary focus on building self-worth and confidence in kids who have been challenged by the circumstances.