Who Owns Whom (WOW) was established in 1980 as an independent research organisation producing high quality, original research on the African micro business and economic environment. Our research covers over 300 key industries across the African continent and includes comprehensive industry research reports, company profiles and their African footprint, ownership and corporate structures, director and management profiles, takeover and merger activity and fixed direct investment into Africa.
In addition to all stock exchange listed companies on the African continent, there is a significant focus on private companies operating in these industries with the latter representing 90%+ of our database.
The WOW research is used in the disciplines of procurement, corporate marketing intelligence, private equity and corporate finance, management consultancies and state developmental and regulatory agencies. learn more
To grow the existing Who Owns Whom brand for African business information synonymous with quality and integrity and continue providing independent research and insightful comment.
Uncompromising in the provision of products and services of the highest quality.
Respect for all four stakeholders, namely customers, staff, suppliers and shareholders, thus ensuring sustainability.
CARLA MOULD Chief Operations Officer & Altemate director
Noma khumalo Client Retention Manager
Buli Yaka Client Retention Executive
Sandy kerkhove Strategy and Business Development Manager
Anne Campbell Business Development Executive
pat ladell Research & Branch Manager
Thomas van Schalkwyk Database & Systems Manager
heidi wasserman Accountant
Ben Richardson Non-Executive Director
Mark Wells Non-Executive Director
INHOUSE RESEARCH TEAM
Contract Research Team
Who Owns Whom contract researchers are home office-based graduates and post graduates with a wide variety of skills and experiences. Members of the team include freelance or part-time educationists, journalists, researchers and clinical psychology practitioners.
Increasingly prevalent are professional women working from home while they raise young children, as well as career professionals who semi-retire to rural towns for security and cost reasons. The researchers are assigned a designated portfolio of industries, enabling them to establish relationships with industry players and develop an in-depth knowledge of their sectors.