Ugan is an experienced technology strategist and technopreneur. He is passionate about 4IR technologies and the positive impact it can have on business and society. Schooled in the art of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, his skills are expansive including strategy, technology leadership, people management and financial management.
Prior to founding FIRtech, Ugan spent most of his career in the corporate sector – working across industries including petrochemicals, mining, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and logistics. In his last corporate stint, he had expanded the footprint of a local South African technology business to 18 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America – using an M&A growth strategy. Prior to this, Ugan had an integral role in starting and growing Africa’s largest ERP system integrator.
Ugan’s educational background is in Engineering, IT, Corporate Finance and Business Management.