Lebogang Kola matriculated from Mmametlhake High School before completing a BCom (Economics) degree at the University of Pretoria. She also holds a Hons BCom (Investment Management) degree from the University of Johannesburg where she is currently reading for a Masters’ degree in Competition and Economic Regulation.
Lebogang’s passion for entrepreneurship creates employment for others in a range of sectors. She is the founding director of Zoe Transport and has business interests in property, agriculture and farming. Her professional roles include Nedbank, Mvunonala Holdings, Mvunonala Asset Managers and Momentum Investments.
Nicole Masson’s leadership skills were honed at St. Stithians Girls’ College where she matriculated as Prefect, Deputy Chair of Kenwyn House and vice-captain of the girls’ rowing team. She was awarded the school’s full colours for Sports and selected to row in the United Kingdom for the South African Rowing Union Development Squad. Nicole is an RSA Equitation Horse Riding Champion who also holds the RSA Silver Leaf Colours for Equestrian, competing against Australia and New Zealand. She completed her BCom (Investment Management) degree, with distinction, at the University of Pretoria whilst serving as student representative in both the Statistics and Economics Departments. Her stellar undergraduate results earned her Academic Honorary Colours, a postgraduate honours merit award and an invitation to the Golden Key International Honour Society. Nicole completed her Hons BCom (Investment Management) degree at the University of Pretoria with financial services’ experience at Lentus Asset Management and IG Group. Her sporting and academic excellence belies her love for community development. She holds a merit certificate for the SANBS Blood Donor Representative Peer Promotion Project and has volunteered at Sunshine Centre, Forest Farm and Animal Allies.
Refiloe Seseane is the Founder of 18twenty8®. She attended St. Dominic’s Convent in Boksburg from Grade 1 to 12 and held several leadership positions throughout her schooling, which she completed with distinction in English and full colours for Drama and Public Speaking.
Refiloe majored in Economics and Finance in her BCom degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and graduated with distinction in Economics before completing her Hons BCom (Economics) degree at UNISA. She was the top graduate in the Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at Wits Business School and completed a postgraduate certificate in Financial Economics at Cardiff University in Wales. Refiloe has also completed the Being a Director programme at the Institute of Directors Southern Africa and was an auditor for the Economics of Education course at Stellenbosch University.
Her financial services' career includes roles at Alexander Forbes, Allan Gray, BoE Private Clients (now Nedbank Private Wealth), EduLoan (now FUNDI) and Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Refiloe has had lead acting roles on South Africa’s top TV soapies: Generations, Rhythm City and The Wild. She is an accomplished voice-over artist, keynote speaker, events MC and TV personality who has anchored business news on CNBC Africa.
Refiloe’s list of achievements includes: serving on the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa’s (ISASA) Mathematics and English Board; chairing the Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation’s 2019 adjudication panel; being a 2017 Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society - University of Pretoria Chapter; meeting HM Queen Elizabeth II at a 2013 royal reception on Youth, Education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace; participating in U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2012 Young African Leaders’ Initiative and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2011 Young African Women Leaders’ Forum; winning the 2010 Inyathelo Philanthropy Award and the 2010 CEO Magazine South Africa’s Most Influential Women Award.