David Frankel is the co-founder of Altirah Capital, a South African private equity & hedge fund group. He is also a director of Rand Merchant Bank. David was the CEO and co-founder of Internet Solutions, the largest ISP and private data carrier in Africa. He was an executive director of Dimension Data plc from 2000-2004 (post selling IS to Didata). Mr. Frankel was the founder and Chairman of HealthBridge & is currently the Chairman of Cura Risk. He is a General Partner of Ovation Capital Partners, an early stage VC group based in New York. In 1998, David was voted Computer Society of South Africa's "Information Technology Person of the Year". In 2000, he was voted the South African Technology Achiever of the Century, by the Financial Mail. The World Economic Forum later selected him for the GLT program in Davos, Switzerland. David holds an honors degree in Electrical Engineering (Wits) and, post selection for the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, earned an MBA with distinction, from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Frankel is the Founder of ISPA (the South African Internet Service Providers Association) and he currently serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Foundation 2000, the Kind David Schools Foundation and Endeavor South Africa. He lives with his wife Tracey & daughters, Danielle & Raquel in JHB, SA.
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Last Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2008
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