Manu Wope (Founder and Chairman, Elsma Holdings)

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Fluent in English and French, Manu is an accomplished and serial entrepreneur, creative and hands-on strategist, successful trailblazer intrapreneur with over 30 years operational involvement in the international business at various capacities across Africa. Manu is a seasoned property entrepreneur and investor with several projects completed or planned in the greater Cape Town area.

Manu has served as Vice President of the Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the largest in South Africa) with over 2800 corporate members. Manu is a board member of the Groote Schuur CID and a director of the Voidcon group and Elsma Holdings. Manu currently sits on the Rosebank and Mowbray Civic Association (RMCA) executive committee.

Manu holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University New York, a Master of Science from the French Petroleum Institute–IFP- Paris and a MSc Engineering from Cameroon Polytechnic School of Engineering