Patrick Kuwana

Patrick is the founder and CEO of C3 Capital – a private investment business that uniquely combines financial capital with a business growth acceleration blueprint and strategic execution expertise to co-create inclusive wealth and prosperity out of investment opportunities in select industries in Africa.

After studying Computer Science Patrick led a successful corporate career in the IT industry. He started his career as a computer technician moving through the ranks to eventually hold senior executive positions including, District Sales Manager at Hewlett Packard, Strategic Sales Director at Oracle Corporation and Sales Director at Computer Science Corporation. 

In 2005 he left the corporate environment and co-founded Umliba Investment Corporation – a South Africa based specialist information and media focused investment holding company. Through this company he set up a joint venture company called PA Sport South Africa (a leading sports information provider) together with London based Press Association Group. In 2008 he further co-founded Livemobile – a mobile media and services company which became the first African organisation to win a Global Mobile Marketing Award for innovation in sports based mobile marketing.

His deep desire to see the socio-economic transformation of Africa saw him start Crossover Transformation Group which he used as a platform to develop and partner with leaders and organizations that are committed to unlocking the vast economic potential of Africa by co-creating new sustainable systems of inclusive wealth creation and prosperity through their businesses. This work saw him build an economic framework called the ‘Relational economics of mutual value co-creation’ through which staggering results have been achieved in businesses he has implemented this in. He has used these frameworks to provide business growth acceleration and turnaround consulting services for organisations in the agri-business, manufacturing, education, construction and health industries. He has been deeply involved in leadership and entrepreneurship development in Africa and Asia through numerous business incubators and accelerators that he is part of.

Patrick sits on the board of Foundations for Farming. He has also participated on global economic platforms such as the Christian Economic Forum and European Economic Summit. 

Patrick is married to Maude and they have been blessed with 2 boys.

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