David Wilco Drew

Senior Advisor


David is an international marketer, technologist and entrepreneur. David graduated into a deregulating telecoms world, at the outset of the Internet boom and spent the first decade of his career working for the world’s largest Telecoms and Internet businesses in Europe and the USA.

In 2003 he moved to Cape Town and cofounded the Dialogue Group, Africa’s first international business process outsourcer and grew it to over three thousand employees before listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2007. In 2009, Nasdaq listed Globecomm, acquired Carrier2Carrier, the satellite communications business David conceived four years earlier.

In 2010 he co-founded AgriProtein developing sustainable solutions to the world’s protein crisis. David and his Team turn waste streams, into valuable animal feeds, with outrageously positive impact on our oceans and global carbon emissions. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were early financiers of their environmental technology. AgriProtein won the United Nations Prize for African Innovation and the 2018 Sunday Times and Virgin Entrepreneurship Awards.

A graduate of the European Business School, David is passionate about everything hi-tech and travel related – he received the Financial Times technology prize for innovation, and presented a 13-part TV series on the Travel Channel. He lives in Frankfurt with the things he loves most; four naughty young boys and one great lady.