Neil Blakey-Milner

Application operations engineer: Facebook

If they made a South African version of Social Network 32-year-old Capetonian Neil Blakey-Milner could star in it. The Rhodes graduate is currently working at Facebook's headquarters in California as an application operations engineer. After obtaining his BSc in information science he worked for several start-up technology companies, including Yola, a website- builder and hosting service for small businesses. But working with Facebook, under his idol Mark Zuckerburg, might be his biggest achievement yet. "I am soaking up a lot of Silicon Valley know-how in building teams and companies. I believe I can bring that back to South Africa,� he says. When he's not online he enjoys watching TV and is a Joss Whedon addict. "I've watched every episode of every TV series and movie he has been involved with. I don't know how I am going to wait until 2012 to see The Avengers,� he says. � Aphiwe Deklerk

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