Joe van der Walt (CEO)
Founder of Focus Group. With a background in the defence force of the South African military, Joe has specialised in private-sector security and risk management in Africa and the Middle-East for over 20 years. He has particular expertise in the oil, gas, mining sectors and anti-poaching. He has planned, coordinated and implemented operations in Sub-Sahara, East and West Africa, and the oil fields of Kurdish-controlled Northern Iraq, and Asia. Joe has been responsible for the implementation and management of high-level security for asset protection and personnel involving several multinationals operating in Africa and the Middle-East. He has delivered high-level threat assessments, such as a major gas line construction project in the United States.
Emma Muller (Head of Strategy & Business Development)
With professional qualifications in International Law / International Affairs, Luxury Management and Negotiation, Emma joined Focus Africa in 2017 as a shareholder responsible for restructuring what is today Focus Group. Emma is an experienced entrepreneur with extensive experience advising on and leading foreign investment projects, including government relations, due diligence and negotiation. Emma is also founder of botm Pty – bringing opportunities to market and Waterkube Africa.
Dr. Leonardo Simão (Executive Chairman of Rhula Intelligent Solutions)
Executive director of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation, Chairman of United Bank of Africa and Member of the SADC Mediation Team. Minister of Health 1988 – 1994, Foreign Minister 1994 – 2005. Doctorate (Public Health), member of the Medical Association of Mozambique and Mozambique Medical Council.
Nuno Tomas (Managing Director of Rhula Intelligent Solutions)
A career diplomat, Special Adviser to former President Joaquim Chissano since 2005. He has been involved in special political missions across Africa focussing on Conflict Resolution, Sustainable Development, Accountability and Good Governance.