Charl Norman

Head of operations and technology, Blueworld Communities

To be described as a visionary, a marketing genius and a Web 2.0 guru at 24 is quite impressive, but then Charl Norman did start young. He launched his first website while still in high school. Now, at 24, he heads Blueworld Communities (BWCOM) and has nine years experience in online publishing. BWCOM, which Charl co-founded, was acquired by Media24 in 2008. It owns leading social networks in South Africa such as and Blueworld. Norman was a runner-up for the ICT Young Entrepreneur of Africa 2008 and nominated for the Top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 in South Africa. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. He's an avid blogger and a public speaker on internet strategy. � Qudsiya Karrim

Lunch spot: Royale, Long street, Cape Town