Full Name
Mr. Gavin van der Burgh
Job Title
Founder of the Africa Trade
Afritex Ventures
Speaker Bio
Born and raised in South Africa, Gavin's academic journey at the University of Johannesburg cemented his understanding of entrepreneurship's pivotal role in job creation across Africa. His career took a significant turn when he moved to the USA in 2020, settling in Orlando, Florida with his family. Drawing from his African roots, Gavin transformed his business by focusing on adding value to products sourced from the continent, turning them into premium meals now available in over 6,500 stores across the USA. In 2023, Gavin further enhanced his expertise by completing advanced courses in Marketing and Artificial Intelligence at Columbia University. He integrates this cutting-edge knowledge into every facet of the US African Trade Desk ecosystem, which he founded with the support of Prosper Africa. This innovative platform unites industry leaders from retail, supply chain, finance, and aggregation within a groundbreaking ERP/CRM system. It offers US retailers comprehensive visibility throughout the supply chain, ensuring the sustainability and ethical standards that American consumers demand. Gavin's remarkable contributions to transcontinental trade and economic development have earned him the prestigious recognition as an honored listee in the 2024 edition of Marquis Who's Who in America. Through his efforts, Gavin not only fosters economic growth but also bridges continents, bringing high-quality African goods to global markets.