Vinny Lingham

Chief executive, Yola

Armed with a BComm from the University of Cape Town and an honours degree in e-commerce from the University of South Africa, Vinny Lingham set out to conquer the world. And for the most part he has succeeded. When it comes to internet marketing, internet strategy and search engine marketing Lingham is the guy to call. With offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and Los Angeles for his recent venture Yola (formerly known as Synthasite) he's making waves as never seen before. His passion for entrepreneurship and growing business has left him with no less than eight top awards under his belt including the CJ Horizon Award for innovation 2004, Horizon award for global vision 2006, Top ICT Young Entrepreneur in Africa 2006 and the Business Day's Technology Top 100 winner for most promising emerging enterprise 2005. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Bukhara, Cape Town