Allon Raiz

Allon started out at his parents umbrella manufacturing factory, where at 22 he supervised 200 workers. Then his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he went solo. Being unemployed he asked a friend for a job, returning the kindness by successfully turning around the ailing business. A hot dog chain, The New York Sausage Factory, followed and multiplied. Next, the inevitable: Allon's own empire, Raizcorp. Contributing to both rural and urban development in South Africa, Raizcorp is a privately owned, self-funded business. To date Allon has been directly involved in more than 50 businesses and has his fingers in many more pies, including hosting radio and television shows. Studying towards a doctorate in innovation and entrepreneurship, he is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Lunch spot: Deli C at Athol Square