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Clive Butkow
CEO at Kalon Venture Partners

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Clive is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Accenture South Africa, he has 28 years management consulting experience. During his tenure at Accenture (formally Arthur Anderson and Anderson Consulting), he played numerous leadership roles, including Managing Director of Accenture’s Technology business as well as Managing Director of Accenture's Resources business. Since being promoted to partner in 1997, Clive led sales for various divisions including SAP, Resources and Accenture’s Technology business, cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset which helped grow Accenture into one of the top emerging markets globally. Clive is currently the CEO of Kalon Venture Partners, a disruptive digital technology Venture Capital Fund (VCC). Clive sits on various boards of the VCC’s underlying companies including chairman of many of the companies. He also plays an active role as a trusted advisor to the venture capital industry in South Africa. During his Accenture and subsequent entrepreneurial career, he modeled and studied hundreds of successful businesses, both corporate and entrepreneurial, to understand and learn the skills and tools that differentiates successful people and businesses from the rest. He also learnt many of his teachings from being exposed to some of the top sales people, entrepreneurs and business coaches across the globe. Clive joined Arthur Anderson in 1985 (now Accenture) after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.Sc degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics