Damian Michael is the founder and CEO of Innovo Networks and has worked in the ICT industry for several years, has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector. He also founded AirSME, Alvarita and Greentest LLC.
Damian Michael was also nominated for the IT Personality of the year 2016, a finalist in the Titans Building the Nation 2015 and nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 & 2017, Rocci Business Chamber of the Year 2018, 2019, Finalist in the NTT Data Open Innovation Contest 9.0 in 2019, Winner of Samsung Global Startup Competition 2019, and a Gold Award for the most Promising Startup up of the year.
He spent time with operators like Vodacom, MTN and launched Neotel in South Africa. He holds various academic qualifications specialising in :
- Information Communication Technology
- Strategy Execution
- Marketing qualifications
Innovo Networks recently won the FNB Business of the Year Award 2017 in the technology sector. Damian Michael has also been shortlisted in the Innovator of the Year category in the 8th All Africa Business Leader Awards in partnership with CNBC Africa, 2018. When he is not working on taking Innovo Networks to the next level, he is spending his time mentoring youth in various entrepreneur programmes across the country. Damian is also the founder of Food Safety Company, Alvarita, which launched the world’s first portable nitrate and radiation detector in South Africa.