Business

Ivor Ichikowitz is a South African industrialist and international businessman.

He believes that a strong industrial base is a key driver for Africa’s future economic growth. As a result his core businesses are within the high value manufacturing and technology sectors. It is investment in these and other heavy industries like mining and energy that positions Ivor at the vanguard of Africa’s re-industrialization.

Over the last 20 years he has built successful businesses across oil and gas, defence and aerospace manufacturing, property, retail, tourism, mining, agriculture and sustainable development.

Ivor is the Executive Chairman of the Paramount Group, which he founded in 1994. Under his leadership the business has grown into Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace business. The Group is responsible for the development of world-leading technology and innovations.

As Executive Chairman of private equity group TransAfrica Capital (Pty) Limited, he directs investments in scientific research and development projects, producing innovative solutions for industry and commerce. Across this diverse portfolio his commitment to entrepreneurship, economic development and capacity building within Africa remains steadfast.

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Aerospace and Aviation Agriculture
Defense Dental and Medical Supplies
Energy Finance
Infrastructure Luxury Tourism
Mining and Minerals Real Estate
Dental and Medical Supplies Sustainable Development