Entrepreneur in Residence, Resolution Circle
Potgieter began his career working at the SABC maintaining television studio equipment. He then joined Packard Bell, a multinational tech company, where he was responsible for setup and management of local technical support and later for local product development and assembly. In 1998, he moved to the Netherlands with Packard Bell and was responsible for technical support for EMEA. He was part of the team that launched the business unit called Digital Home Entertainment, which created MP3 players, SatNav devices and external HDD’s.
In 2007, he became an independent business advisor, specializing in operational and customer excellence. He applied methodologies, philosophies and frameworks of ISO9001, Kaizen, total quality management, lean, and six sigma across various industries.
In 2012, he returned to South Africa to enter the renewable energy industry, focusing on bio energy. In 2014, he joined Resolution Circle, a company that specializes in product and technology development. Potgieter holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and an Executive MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.