Advisory Council

Advisory Team

Our Advisory Council

One of the distinguishing features of working with Ascent Growth Partners is our executive network – individuals from around the world, who connect with our clients, for in-depth discussions about their transition – whether navigating new market realities or pondering how their organisations could adapt to a hyper-competitive economy, these have been some of the most insightful discussions. We wanted to make this aspect of partnering with our clients more accessible and in a format that allows for even broader conversations. This is what our Advisory Council is about – insightful, executive peer-to-peer conversations, on what matters most.

Nancy Giordano

Nancy is recognised as one of the world’s top futurists. She has worked with some of the world’s top organisations to challenge prevailing mindsets and long-held perspectives, by sharing insights on emerging technologies and shifting cultural expectations. She is a board member of a non-profit organization focused on the future of consumer industries. A global keynote speaker, she has recently published her latest book Leadering, on adopting new mindsets to build towards the future we want.

James F. Moore

A management scientist and a leading advocate of business ecosystems and their primary role in business performance and the world economy, James has been at the forefront of ecosystem-driven growth for years. He is the author of The Death of Competition, a seminal piece on the ecosystem-driven economy, and the organisations that thrive in the new economy. In 2021, he was admitted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, in partnership with HAIER. James is an avid advocate for the democratisation of Artificial Intelligence, giving organisations in emerging markets a voice and greater access to some of the world’s most impactful technologies.

Amit Pathare

An Energy sector executive and award-winning innovator, Amit played a pivotal role in the transition of ENGIE from fossil fuels towards a clean energy and digital services leader. Having worked across UK & Continental Europe, North & Latin America, the Middle East, India and East Asia over the past 20 years, he is a passionate advocate for integrating technological developments in the energy sector into policy design, business strategy, and operational execution. Amit is no stranger to our team. We’ve worked together for several years now and find his curiosity, mixed with clear strategic thinking, to be immensely valuable on so many occasions.

Zipporah Maubane

A Digital Transformation and Marketing executive, who brings a wealth of experience from organisations as diverse as BP, Coca Cola, Sasol and others. Speaking of transitions, Zipporah’s role in the turnaround of Altron and implementation of its 2.0 strategy, has been incredibly insightful – a discussion in itself, which we feature later in April, on our podcast series. Zipporah, it’s wonderful to have you join us and looking forward to more of these discussions, on digitisation and where we head next…