About Us

Established in 2015, Digital Frontiers (DF) is a not-for-profit capacity building specialist organisation headquartered in Africa and focused on building human capacity aligned with achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. To date we have built and implemented comprehensive capacity building programmes that support the acceleration of global initiatives in digital financial services and financial inclusion, gender equality and inclusive digital economies.

Our funders both past and present include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Networks (Flourish Ventures), FSD Africa and MasterCard Foundation. Digital Frontiers has a hybrid business model that includes commercial activities so that we too can co-fund our initiatives while establishing ourselves as a sustainable organisation.

Empowering you to build the capabilities and
human connections to create a better future

Our Vision

As an organisation our vision is to have empowered 35 000 unique professionals with the capabilities and human connections needed to help achieve the SDGs by 2030 and create a future that is more equitable and inclusive, particularly in low-to-middle income countries in the Global South.

Our Mission

We will achieve our vision by supporting the emergence of new and bridge professions.  We will equip these professionals with the skills, knowledge, network and confidence they require through exceptional learning experiences, opportunities for continuous professional development and connecting them to a global network of peers.

Our Team

Leadership

Leadership

Gavin Krugel

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Leadership

Iesrafeel Jakoet

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Leadership

Joan Snyman

Chief of Staff

Leadership

Lisa Ferraz

Head of People and Culture

Leadership

Debra Ogilvie-Roodt

Chief Commercial Officer

Leadership

Sarah Corley

Divisional Director and CEO of the Alliance of Digital Finance Associations

Leadership

Xavier Martin

Divisional Director, Digital Frontiers Institute

Leadership

Tariro Nyimo

Deputy Divisional Director, Digital Frontiers Institute

Leadership

Nicola Bothma

Divisional Director, Digital Learning Services

Leadership

Nazrana Sultan

Head of Strategy and Business Planning

Board

Board

Gavin Krugel

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Board

Iesrafeel Jakoet

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Board

David Porteous

Co-Founder and Chairman

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Alka Gupta

Non-Executive Director

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Nhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube

Non-Executive Director

Board

SungAh Lee

Non-Executive Director

Board

Kate Bravery

Non-Executive Director

Join Our Growing Team

At Digital Frontiers we are always looking for ‘unicorns’ to join our growing organisation. We have a global team of over 150 in over 36 countries all working with a common purpose – to make the world a better place. Whilst we do have a list of vacancies you can peruse, and we may be on the lookout for certain skills to fit those vacancies, we also pride ourselves on hiring the person, not the skillset – as Gavin likes to say, ‘if cauliflower can be pizza, you can be anything,’. As an organisation we also pride ourselves in having built a culture that embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion – we really do practice what we teach! If you want to know more, you can view our current vacancies or get in touch.

Our Funders & Partners

Work with us

Do you have an initiative of your own that you’d like to work with us on? Or a human capital gap that you need to fill? If you are interested in funding, contributing, or partnering on any of our initiatives get in touch with us here.

info@digitalfrontiers.org

+27 (0) 21 201 7299