MEET THE URBAN OCEAN ETN TEAM
With a career spanning over 25 years in financial services, Tebeila is founder and Executive Chairman of the diversified Sekoko Group and ETN Group, comprising of ten companies, as well as founder and patron of the Tim Tebeila Foundation (TTF), which has collaborative agreements with various local and international entities, including Usher’s New Look Foundation, founded by singer Usher Raymond from the USA.
Tebeila served as a Trustee of the Board of Business Unity South Africa and was elected President of the National Federated Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NAFCOC).
Ernst & Young recognised him as a leading Entrepreneur in 2010, where he was nominated in the World Entrepreneur Awards Programme.
In 2011, Tebeila was named in the Top 20 Forbes Africa Person of the Year.
In 2013 he received an honorary Doctorate from the Interdenominational Theological Centre for his humanitarian contribution.
Tebeila’s partnerships with leading international and national partners include: The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, The Nelson Mandela Institute, Wits Business School Entrepreneurship Programme and Bursaries and Scholarships.
Mr Collen Mashawana is a Philanthropist and Chairman of Afribiz Invest, a Pan African Investment Company with a number of subsidiary businesses specialising in the Built Environment in SADEC.
Raised from a business background with humble beginnings, Collen has extensive experience in the built environment and the property industry.
Aside from businesses, Collen is committed to corporate social investment by giving back to the underprivileged, and has been involved in many programmes that aim to empower others.
This he does through the Collen Mashawana Foundation which has been involved in creating over 5 000 jobs and continues to thrive in changing the lives of ordinary South Africans.
Duan Coetzee is the President and founder of AdMakers International, a world-leading company in the marketing and advertising of high-ticket goods such as high-end real estate, jets, motor vehicles, boats, super yachts and other glorious goods and services.
AdMakers has been blazing a trail of excellence in the top end of the market for the past 28 years.
AdMakers is the most awarded real estate marketing company in the world and has won more than 100 times “World’s Best” in various property categories in the International Homes Awards in London, the Middle East and the USA for its work around the globe.
After starting companies like Berco Couriers (1991), Reliance Signs (1996), XSInet (1999) and others, Coetzee followed yet another dream and passion in 2001… he started Urban Ocean – flagging him as one of the early pioneers behind the rejuvenation of the Financial District in Johannesburg, with the aim of re-inventing the concept of inner-city living in line with global trends.
Via Urban Ocean, Coetzee employed some of South Africa’s leading architectural and design firms, like SAOTA, Source, Life Design and others, and developed some world-class apartments and offices in the Financial District of Johannesburg, wielding the full real estate marketing history and savvy of AdMakers International behind this venture.
Urban Ocean today owns a fairly substantial residential and commercial property portfolio of almost 100 000 square metres.