Our Team

Our Team

Our Tribe Members

We are like-minded individuals, passionate about growth and making an impact. Well before the crisis, we saw the world of work changing, becoming more flexible, adaptable and global. Our team operates with this in mind, leveraging global expertise, drawing on talent from different parts of the world and working in a dynamic, virtual team environment. In fact, we see ourselves as more of a tribe!

Saar Ben-Attar

Strategist and Management Innovation Expert
Saar is the Founder of Ascent Growth Partners. He likes to bring imagination and data-driven insights together, to help clients discover new pathways to growth, becoming more sustainable, future-fit organisations. He speaks regularly in conferences, most recently featured at Future Energy Asia. An avid reader, Saar is known to his team as Chief Instigator, which he accepts is often meant as a compliment though at times is accompanied by some very constructive feedback.


Entrepreneur, Executive and Early-stage investor

Philani is a former Financial Services executive, who helps clients embed innovation thinking and processes. Passionate about backing diverse entrepreneurs who are using innovation to solve some of the most meaningful problems facing the world today. Philani also headed a venture capital firm focused on investing in innovation driven entrepreneurs in South Africa. He brings over 15 years global experience as a management consultant, executive, entrepreneur and investor, to solve messy challenges, the ones we like the most.


Business Strategist

A strategy and design-thinking professional with years of experience in business and operating model design, across industries. Nik brings simplicity and elegant design into resolving complex challenges, drawing on experiences from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. He developed FinTech products for Tier 1 European Banks as well as consulted a variety of FinServ companies. Was previously a FinTech Mentor at StartupBootcamp.


Industrial Psychologist

An industrial psychologist with organisational development and change experience. Amy brings her experience in behavioural change, to gamifying strategy and organisational development, for greater participation, buy-in and behaviour shifts.


Strategist and Tech Enthusiast

A seasoned M&A professional, having worked on multiple transactions with Private Equity firms, Corporates and Start-ups globally. His experience spans the M&A value chain, from commercial due diligences and investment assessment processes to integration. Prior to this, he was with Bain & Company.


Sustainability and Ecosystems Professional

An experienced sustainability professional, with a passion for building bridges between ecosystem partners, for transformative results. He has led complex ESG assignments, with Agricultural, Manufacturing and Resource sector organisations, in Europe and South-East Asia.