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Founder and Co-owner of SocialPro, Ryan’s experience lies within product innovation, marketing and brand management. Ryan brings a wealth of experience from within the Tourism, technology and creative agency space in SA. The core purpose of the role is to encourage and drive MARTECH innovation through the development of new products , services and market strategies. Ryan is also primarily responsible for client relationship management


Career Highlights


  • Social Pro Media : Business Development & Innovation Director  , Sept 2022 – Current

  • IMM Graduate School of Marketing , Digital Marketing Lecturer, January 2020 to June 2020 (Part time)

  • Vega School of Brand Leadership , July 2018 to Dec 2018 (Part time)

  • Talent Farm, Founder & Marketing Manager ,Jan 2014 – Jan 2019

  • Distell Group, Regional Brand Ambassador - Oct 2007 to Feb 2015

  • Atoll Media (Acquired by Media 24), Inland Account Manager ,Feb 2007 to Sept 2007

  • African Mediums, Account Executive - Nov 2005 to Oct 2006

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Co-Owner of SocialPro, with a career spanning more than twenty-five years across diversified sectors. Zahid has led operations at some of

South Africa’s most recognized and trusted brands including tenure at Unilever SA, Aspen Pharmacare, PNP Group, Woolworths and Edcon.

A seasoned General Manager, his experience spans the enterprise value chain across, sales, marketing, supply chain operations and distribution. Zahid developed emerging market trade at both Unilever in its formative years as well as setup a robust FMCG structure at Aspen Pharmacare.

During his tenure at Aspen, Unilever and PNP Group he was accountable for business units exceeding R1Billion ZAR in annual revenues. He currently serves on multiple advisory committees in my independent management capacity.



Career Highlights



  • Social pro media (Managing director). July 2021– to date

  • CMG Africa (Sales and marketing - Director) may 2017– dec 2020

  • Aspen pharmacare  divisional sales & operations manager) January 2010 – April 2017

  • Unilever (channel management) -(divisional sales & operations manager)-may 2006– December 2009

  • Score supermarkets (PNP group)(general manager store operations-audit),national operations manager – warehousing and distribution)) October 2003 to April 2006

  • Woolworths (Sales & operations manager) -may 2000 to September 2003

EDCON (Sales manager) / Trainee : operations & supply chain  at UPC (united packaging company)  May January 1996 to April 2003

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