Mrs. Natalie Miller
CEO, GreenFingers Mobile
Natalie is an experienced entrepreneur and business development professional with over a decade of experience leading and growing organizations across Africa. Natalie earned her MBA from Saïd Business School at Oxford University where she focused on Entrepreneurship, served as co-Chair of the Africa Business Group, and was selected as a Skoll Associate with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Natalie is a volunteer Advisor for several NPOs as well as an e-commerce startup based out of Uganda. Natalie moved to South Africa in 2006 from Washington DC to start up the regional base for the global non-profit organization (NPO) Operation Smile later becoming Vice President, Africa and then Vice President, Global Business Development. In 2013 Natalie started an Africa Development Consultancy called ZARUS Group focused on supporting social businesses and NPOs with fundraising, strategic positioning and scaling. Natalie’s clients have included Amref, The Business Bridge Initiative, Greenpeace Africa, MSF, Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, Oxfam, Salamanca Group, Save the Children and Social Enterprise Academy. In 2014 Natalie joined Impact Hub as Africa Lead to run the Seed Program and build partnerships across the region. In 2016 Natalie joined Zoona, a fintech business focused on the unbanked, as Head of Expansion and then Head of Commercial Partnerships. In April 2018, Natalie joined GreenFingers Mobile (an agritech solutions provider) as CEO. Natalie volunteered as a Facilitator for Grassroots Entrepreneurs in the informal settlements, was a mentor for Barclays’ Tech Africa Accelerator, supports in a volunteer capacity several NPOs and has coached dozens of start-ups and NPOs through the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at UCT’s GSB.