OUR PEOPLE

Redflank hosts a number of highly qualified and experienced Management Consultants and Industry Specialists. When we started out more than a decade ago, our goal was straight-forward; to simply and effectively deliver business and technology projects, leveraging core Management Consulting skills and industry experience. This philosophy has remained in-tact since, strengthened by our valued clients that have bought into our practical, experience-backed approach to delivering results.

The value we deliver would not be possible without the passion and experience of our people.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Lings Naidoo
Founder & Director

Lings Naidoo

Founder & Director

Lings has 24 years of management consulting experience, including 12 years as a director at Redflank and 11 years at Accenture, where he was responsible for the South African Insurance Practice from 2004 to 2006.

 

He has led and contributed to more than 100 projects, across the financial services, resources, FMCG, public sector, and ICT sectors.

 

Lings has worked on research, strategy, systems, process, and organisation initiatives at large corporates (e.g. Absa, Caterpillar), medium-sized companies (e.g. Department of Science and Technology, Bosch) and smaller organisations and startups.

Bachelor of Science Honours (Computer Science) (University of Natal) (1991 - 1994)

Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management, Accounting) (UNISA) (1995 – 1999)

Project Management (Chicago)(2002);

Member of Institute of Directors

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Bachelor of Science Honours (Computer Science, Information Systems)

(University of Natal)

(1991 - 1994)

Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) (UNISA)

(1995 – 1999)

Certified Prince 2 Project Methodology Practitioner

Member of Institute of Directors

Alkesh Singh
Director

Alkesh Singh

Director

Alkesh has 22 years experience designing, building and implementing business applications across South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, North Africa and South America.

He has extensive experience in the ICT industry, and is one of South Africa's leading telecommunications and cloud computing specialists.

Alkesh has worked on package and custom-build systems implementations, through the full systems development life-cycle at large corporations (e.g. MTN, Cisco) as well as smaller organisations (e.g. Orange Cameroon, iTalk).

Pankaj Ranchod
Advisory Board Member

Pankaj Ranchod

 

Pankaj has 40 years of senior leadership experience, including positions as an independent director on various Boards and executive leadership positions at a number of companies

 

He was Executive Head: Insurance Services, a business unit at Santam comprising 40% of the company’s staff complement.

 

Other leadership positions include executive directorships at Standard Bank and BOE Insurance Company; non-executive directorships at Bank of Athens and Juta; and senior management positions at Anglo Alpha, JCI, and Coopers and Lybrand.

 

CA(SA); H. Dip BDP (Wits);

 

MBL (Unisa);

 

Graduate Diploma in

Company Direction (Henley)

 

 

Advanced Management Diploma (SA Instit. of Management);

GCSE (University of London)

Valerie Webley

 

Valerie has 28 years of quality management and CRM projects experience. As Accenture's Global Quality Programme Director for the EMEIA region, she managed the quality programmes required to ensure successful delivery of client projects.

 

Her accomplishments in leadership roles at the SABS includes the establishment of the Services Industry Assessment Division and at BMW the delivery of a number of industry leading CRM initiatives.

Valerie Webley
Associate

Teresa Naidoo

Teresa has 24 years' business and technology projects experience, covering strategy development, research, systems integration, and operations implementations.

 

She has experience in the roles of researcher, business consultant, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, and IT manager, at Portnet and at Redflank.

 

Her technology experience spans infrastructure to applications, and the full systems development life cycle. Teresa's technology specialisation includes SAP and Oracle.

Teresa Naidoo
Associate

 

 

 

BSc. (Computer Science, Mathematics) (UDW);

BCom. (Accounting, Ops Research) (UNISA)

 

Bachelor of Commerce:

Economics and Legal Theory

(Rhodes University)

(2009 - 2011)
 

LLB

(Rhodes University)

(2012)

Devin O'Donovan

Devin has worked on more than 30 projects, including Business Impact Analysis for BMW and a Business Review for Bank of Kigali General Insurance Company.

 

Devin has experience in utilising various data collection tools, data analysis in both qualitative and quantitative data, and report writing, including the extraction of valuable insights from the raw data.

 

Devin also has experience in conducting interviews and facilitating workshops and focus groups with different stakeholders.​

Devin O'Donovan
Principal Consultant
Sapna Sahadeo
Principal Consultant

Sapna Sahadeo

 

Sapna is a Management Consultant at Redflank. She has experience in Business Planning, in-depth Business Analysis, Research, APPs, SPs and evaluations.

 

Sapna has worked on several projects, ranging from impact and assessment to business planning and evaluation.

 

 

 

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (BSSPsy) – Cum Laude


Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology (BSSHons)