Pavlo Phitidis

CEO – Aurik Investment Holdings

s an entrepreneur and director of various businesses, Pavlo offers over 22 years of direct experience in conceptualising and developing business in South Africa. He has developed and brought to market business assets in excess of R1bn through a combination of company start-ups, company turnarounds, company sales and a number of acquisitions for the purposes of company listings on the JSE. This has provided Pavlo with a beginning-to-end view on the entire business building process through all developmental stages to sale across a number of sectors and industries.

Using his hands-on experience, business capabilities and relationship networks, he continues to support the growth of entrepreneurs through, a venture capital business accelerator that offers support for early-stage and growth-stage business owners to grow their businesses into Assets of Value. Aurik also serves big business and corporate South Africa through its turnkey Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) programmes which provide targeted business development support to beneficiary SMEs and ESD points for corporate clients. Finally, Aurik has under his leadership established Corporate Innovation Accelerators to support big business future acquisitions.

Pavlo is the resident entrepreneurial and business development content contributor for Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk, presenter and host of The Growth Engines for Business Day TV, newspaper and digital, the growth content contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine and a keynote speaker at both local and international business conferences.

Pavlo Phitidis