Andy Brauer Joins Encha Group
14 September 2017
Andy Brauer has joined Encha Group as Chief Technology Officer. Brauer brings a wealth of
experience to Encha’s growing range of activities. The appointment of Brauer is in line with
the company’s strategy to attract partners who are subject-matter domain experts with
relevant industry-specific experience and capabilities.
According to Encha’s founder and Executive Chairman, Tiego Moseneke, Brauer brings along
a vast experience in the digital engineering technology space, spreading through an array of
sectors from banking to sustainable energy. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer
for Huawei Africa and Business Connexion.
- “He is joining Encha’s team with the objective of
contributing his specialised knowledge of technology to complement Encha’s competencies, in
order to accelerate our mission of growing globally-competitive African enterprises”
Brauer feels he has a lot in ccommon with the owners of Encha including their principles, ethics,
- “I have known them from a long time. They have great ethos
and professional principles which is something that is often missing in the world today”
He also has an inter-mutual view with Encha’s belief in technology-underpinned solutions that are
capable of resolving the inclusion of many people who are otherwise excluded from participating
meaningfully in the economy or in matters of society.
- "The Internet has evolved over the years to become a meshed
eco-system looking just like the galaxy, with no single point of failure. Energy is
similarly moving into this direction. You need energy to pump water, water to grow food,
and food to improve and sustain the physical well being of people. A central point of
failure in this chain can lead to social upheaval that can result in turmoil in a country.
Our thinking is to develop meshed eco-systems of solutions that competently address societal
challenges whilst also avoiding single points of failure" Brauer says.
Gontse Moseneke, a senior executive at Encha adds that through the company’s intimate involvement
in the technology space in recent years they have been identifying numerous areas where
disruptive technological innovation can be applied positively to grow enterprise and contribute
towards improving the quality of life.
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- "We believe in entrepreneurial partnerships. As a result we
allocate and employ a portion of our modest capital base to seed ventures in which we partner with
subject-matter domain experts to pursue value opportunities that are uniquely available to us.
Ultimately we strive to nurture and commoditise these ventures into investment-grade enterprises
that are able to attract the backing of much larger pools of capital from blue chip investors in
the capital markets. With Andy now on board as a committed member of our team we aim to broaden
and deepen the universe of our impactful activities" he concludes.