Ross WhyteInternational Business Development
areas of expertise
- Budget forecasting.
- IT administration.
- Customer relations management.
- Business planning.
- Sales & marketing strategies.
- Procurement processes.
- National Diploma in Production Management, Cape Tech (1994), South Africa
Born in Zimbabwe in 1970, Ross Whyte is the youngest son of serial entrepreneur George Whyte, the architect behind Fashion Industrial Holdings, the third largest textile printing and garment manufacturing organization trailing only Rex True Form (Cape Town) and SA Clothing (Durban). After completing his Higher Diploma in Management from Cape Tech in Cape Town, Ross joined the family enterprise at the age of 25.
In response to shifting market conditions in 1996, the Whyte family transitioned into manufacturing cement bricks and pavers, simultaneously acquiring an Aggregates quarry from the liquidated assets of Lonrho Construction, located just outside Harare. This strategic move allowed them to establish a vertical infrastructure where the Aggregates produced by the sister company were utilized in their brick and paver business. Ross’s leadership skills were recognized, and he was promoted to the position of Managing Director of the company, known as Altanta Bricks and Stone, in 2004.
When the company was taken over by Hume Pipe in 2012, Ross pivoted his focus towards small-scale gold mining in Shamva the following year. From 2013 onwards, he has been actively engaged in artisanal mining and gold purchasing.
Ross’s entrepreneurial journey has further evolved with his venture into the world of cryptocurrencies, embodying his passion to unlock billions through alternatives to traditional centralized financial models. His life-long exposure to imports and exports, coupled with his inherent salesmanship skills, has recently been channeled into his desire to help organizations harness the power of cloud technology to enhance their business processes for productivity and growth. Throughout his career, Ross has donned many hats, proving himself to be an invaluable asset to any organization, ever eager to serve others.