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Leon Lourens
Name Leon Lourens
Organisation  Leon Lourens
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An industrial engineer and a business incubation specialist in Africa with some 30 years professional experience, eight of which as an incubator manager and ten years as an international business incubation consultant. I'm a certified Business incubation trainer and co-ordinator for BIM training in Africa for the World Bank and offer a post graduate course on BI and Enterprise Development at UNISA.

Founder and CEO of the Limpopo Wildlife Business Incubator and a game farmer. Also the founding member African Incubator Network, founding member Southern African Business & Technology Incubator Association and a member the International Science Park & Innovation Centre Expert Group.

Worked in numerous countries on business incubation projects including Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Egypt, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Other countries include: Brazil, Finland, India, Caribbean (Antigua& Barbuda, Jamaica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados) and Armenia.

Completed work for the following organisations: Southern African Innovation Support Programme (FCG International Finland), German Development Cooperation(GIZ), Chemonics (USAID), InfoDev World Bank; Lesotho Government, African Incubator Network, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Government; Ethiopian Government (ICTAD); Commonwealth Secretariat; Sasol South Africa; Institute for Enterprise Development, BEESA (Black Economic Empowerment South Africa); Antigua Investment Authority, SPARK Dutch Government.

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