Founder, Thinkroom Consulting
Catherine Young is an African entrepreneur and has extensive years of professional and executive experience in the areas of Strategic and General Management, as well as a wide variety of other competencies. Her experience is underpinned by deep engagement and care for people across her twenty-five years in the world of work. Entrepreneur development, including managing and coordinating efforts across SME ecosystems in Africa, as well as working with clients in the space of entrepreneurship development has seen her established as a trusted voice in the African Entpreneurship ecosystem. Catherine has been in her own consulting business for the last seven years, after a successful career in the corporate world, holding various senior and executive positions in companies such as Deloitte, Chevron and Ariba. Thinkroom Consulting works in the SME development space across fourteen countries on the African continent. They produce thought leadership in entrepreneurship development, manage SME development programmes and work with clients such as Microsoft, SAAB, Hitachi, Innovation Hub, Philips and Telkom.