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Lise-Mari lives a life of thirds. Big business with bright sparks during the day, a handful of hobbies after hours and living a life of love over the weekend.

If I am not working in a proverbial big building with busy and bright minds I am making things. Cooking for friends, music making for dancers, tinkering on art type projects. The big building sees me as a project manager with over 10 years of consumer goods (and now banking) experience and an MBA. Passionate about helping others solve their business related problems, I enjoy bringing people, resources and knowledge together. An 18 month stint lecturing various Business Management modules at university level has given me a deeper understanding of the theory behind business and also a fondness for transferring knowledge onto others. I volunteer as Secretary for an NGO named Cape Town Swing, where I am involved in organising large scale events and DJ, on vinyl records, for my community of swing dancers from time to time.

At present I love my work in the FinTech space for Old Mutual Finance’s Innovation team.


Cape Town, SA

Bachelor’s Degree

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Honour’s Degree

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Master’s Degree

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

MBA Exchange Program

McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin


In Creative / Design / Jewellery