MARINA NESTEL Founder and Managing Director
The Little Black Book’s reputation speaks volumes about Marina’s innovative and strategic thought processes, along with her significant industry expertise and experience, much of which was gained whilst working for London’s internationally acclaimed PR agency, “Purple PR” in Savile Row, Mayfair.
Upon meeting Marina, you will instantly understand the magnetism of her presence due to her warmth, authenticity and fabulous sense of humour. Often just in the right place at the right time, Marina has a natural flair for attracting all sorts of the best types of people and has earned a reputation as a walking "who's who" of Cape Town's elite. Quite apart from her dynamism and natural enthusiasm, this is why she is able to provide the best audience for any occasion, whether it be in Cape Town or Johannesburg.
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ANNE STRYDOM - Partner
Anne is a versatile addition to our team she has a broad range of skills including Communications management, Commerce and Law. She holds a BA in Communications; BCom in Business Management; a Law degree and she is fluent in French. Anne has extensive experience across the African continent as well as the Middle East in Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, Mining and FMCG industries which provides us with a fresh prospective and brand new opportunities.
VUSI VOKWANA - Partner
Vusi brings a fresh approach to The Little Black Book. She is a serial entrepreneur whose core competence is identifying opportunities in underserved markets and capitalising on them. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and cut her teeth in the Private Banking environment. She is a retail specialist who specialises in turning ailing businesses around. Her work as a corporate strategist and her skills as a mentor will make her a critical addition to the team.
Favourite Little Book Black Moment?
Winning the H&M Events Account for South Africa! We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of the team collaborating in synergy on this incredibly exciting project.
Most Memorable Little Black Book Event?
The opening of the One & Only hotel in Cape Town`s V&A Waterfront, along with numerous specialized events we managed together with Sol Kerzner’s team from New York. Celebrities who attended these events included Leonardo Dicaprio, Mick Jagger, Sharon Stone and Morgan Freeman, to name but a few.
Most Exciting Celebrity Encounter?
Meeting Kevin Spacey at our HUGO Boss event in 2012. What a
character! We since became friends and The Little Black Book has hosted a number of parties for Kevin on the Atlantic Seaboard.