Group Co-CEO
The Creative Counsel
South Africa

Gil Oved believes the day he can define his business is the day he will be out of business. Gil co-founded The Creative Counsel (TCC) with high school friend Ran Neu-Ner and the duo is currently group co-CEOs. His mantra ‘Passion fueled optimism’ has seen him soar to great success in his business career, pioneering a revolution in the activations industry which propelled TCC to the great success it is today.

Gil is a board member on South Africa’s second biggest venture capital tech fund, Grotech which gives him insight into the country’s most exciting venture capital companies.

Networking is a passion for Gil and he believes solid relationships in business open doors to many opportunities. He is the Johannesburg chapter chair for the global Young Presidents Organisation as well as the Africa regional forum officer.

He is currently one of the sharks on Shark Tank South Africa, a local version of the two-time Emmy award-winning show, Shark Tank that premiered in October 2016. Previously he was one of the Dragons on Dragons Den South Africa and has co-authored a book; I’M IN with the other four dragons on the show.

Gil focuses on the bigger picture and the small details. He's a Leo, loves classical movies, globetrotting, is a self-confessed foodie and vigorously follows American politics.

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