Paul Janisch finished his studies in 1992 with BA Degree and a year of LLB. He then worked in numerous positions gaining experience in marketing and public relations.
His IT career began in 1997 when he joined The Internet Solution as a sales representative. He stayed with IS for 18 months and was headhunted to join Brainware as a product manager for their Virtual Private Network. This experience was short lived but Paul picked up important marketing and practical PR skills that he used at UUNET (his next position).
The stint at UUNET lasted from 1999 until 2004. Paul was a product manager for their hosting division and then worked in new business development. He pioneered certain branding landmarks that are still being used in the industry today.
Paul’s interest in Black Economic Empowerment was piqued when he sat on UUNET’s Employment Equity committee. He also implemented a campaign to boost morale within the company at the same time.
After leaving UUNET in 2004, Paul joined a small software firm and it was there that he started asking the question “how does a small white-owned company become empowered when there is no hope of ever finding a black shareholder?” He left the software firm and started consulting to corporate South Africa on broad-based BEE. At the outset Paul set his sights on assisting all businesses in understanding the ideas of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, and how to implement them. He has consulted to numerous businesses across South Africa and has expanded his service offering to include seminars and workshops.
Expertise includes Public Sector Procurement, Public Private Partnerships; Balanced Scorecard (Kaplan and Norton) implementation and consulting.
Paul writes for numerous publications on the subject of BEE, he is a regular contributor to Business Day’s Real Business and the Star Workplace. He has spoken about the subject at numerous conferences and on national radio, TV is the next conquest. His book “Broad based BEE for small business” was published in December 2005.
Tel: +27 (0)83 227-1375
The survival of all businesses in South Africa. Black Economic Empowerment; doing business with the SA government; multinationals in South Africa; Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) - both as a transaction advisor and advisor to bidding consortia. Regulatory requirements for licensing purposes.