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Founder of Numodus: Meet The Team

Solly Levy
Cape Town

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As a 'Social Entrepreneur' Solly is passionate about finding creative yet practical solutions that allow individuals and organisations to realise their potential. He believes in maximising resources in a collaborative, meaningful and sustainable way. Having lived and worked in Africa all his life, he has consistently applied this ethos in his work both as founder and managing director of his own enterprises and in his consulting work in the development sector.

In 1986 he established Dezign Incorporated (Pvt) Ltd in Harare, Zimbabwe. Dezign Inc. was a textile and paper, screen printing and CMT business based on commercial and social objectives – Fair Trading. At its peak in 1999, Dezign Inc. formally employed over 200 people, and its operations encompassed; manufacturing, retailing, franchising, wholesaling and exporting to numerous countries worldwide.

In 1999 after engineering and effecting a Management and Worker Equity Participation Programme, he returned to South Africa where he established AMWA. This business was also focused on design and manufacturing as well as operated on Fair Trade principles. AMWA designed and manufactured ranges of ‘own branded’ products including bags, accessories and home-ware which were retailed as well as wholesaled nationally and internationally.

These trading experiences have afforded Solly invaluable 'coal face' exposure to the complexities involved in running a manufacturing business, the importance of the strength of your product and brand, the ever changing demands of the market and how to successfully achieve sustainable target market expansion within multiple market segments.

“In my capacity as Managing Director over the past twenty plus years, and as a consultant, I have had practical experience of all aspects of general management with my work consistently woven with the same threads: my passion for things made by hand, my creative yet pragmatic approach, my love for the beauty of good design and a desire to 'make a difference' through my work.”

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Other team members

Aileen Brindle (UK)
Mark Kwami (Germany)
Reihard Werner (Switzerland)

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