Gil Oved

Gil Oved

Investor, entrepreneur, author, TV-personality and global speaker - LLH Capital

Gil has been an entrepreneur his entire working career. At the age of 25, he co-founded and managed the Creative Counsel Group as Group Co-CEO for 17 years and sold to Publicis Groupe in 2015. Never one to take a break, his next venture was co-founder of LLH Capital, a telecoms, media, and technology private equity investment firm with a focus on the African continent. Partners include Romeo Kumalo and Michael Jordaan.

He is a non-executive director for one of South Africa’s most dynamic venture capital tech funds, Kalon Venture Capital Partners. Gil is most famously known as a ‘Shark’ on Shark Tank and a ‘Dragon’ on Dragons Den, and through his association with these shows, he has invested in many businesses. Gil is a sought-after leader and global speaker on entrepreneurship, media and technology, and investing. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and incubating and inspiring young entrepreneurs. Gil can also add author to his career, having co-authored a best-selling book on entrepreneurship called “I’m In”, the proceeds of which have been used to help incubate, educate, and accelerate SMEs. Gil holds a BCom (Cum Laude) and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).