I attended the presentations done by the participants of an Afrilead Leadership Development Program and was impressed  by the outcomes.  They have grown dramatically in terms of their self-awareness, understanding of what it takes to lead others and what the business is about in a modern society.  I wish to congratulate Optima on developing this program, almost perfectly in line with our requirements.

Andries Van Heerden, Chief Executive Officer, Afrimat Limited

The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) delivered by Optima will make a lasting contribution to our company's future. Thanks to Johan Rossouw, Nickey Hart-Crosby and the rest of the Optima team for the above and beyond approach to bringing this programme to life.

Blayne Burke, Chief Executive Officer at ARB Electrical Wholesalers

Shell Foundation also engaged Optima to provide specialist support and training to a number of our partners in Africa and India. Both we – and our partners – valued the advice provided, which led to tangible improvements in their performance and our understanding as to help “social enterprises”.


Dr Chris West , former Managing Director of the Shell Foundation

The Optima team has an exceptional ability to intervene on all levels of an organisation - adding value and providing solutions.

Dr Johan de Beer, Head HRD: Imperial Holdings