Cape Town

Ravi Naidoo is the founder and managing director of Interactive Africa, a Cape Town-based company that combines marketing, project management, logistic prowess and creative production to work on projects that promote South Africa.

He completed his MBA degree at the University of Cape Town in 1994, where he was nominated as the Nedbank MBA Student of the Year. Naidoo also has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physiology from UCT. Besides the three years as an account director at Young and Rubicam (1990 - 1993), where Naidoo managed a number of multinational accounts, his main business interests have always been media, creativity, marketing and project management.

Naidoo is possibly best known for establishing the international Design Indaba, which has become recognised as one of the world’s leading design institutions through the flagship Design Indaba Conference and Festival annually held in Cape Town.

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