From a very young age, my passion and aptitude for numbers was obvious. While others were out and about, I was solving mathematical problems.
Alongside, I discovered a passion for helping others, which manifested in 2001 when I started teaching Mathematics to high school learners. My goal was to reposition Mathematics as a way of thinking logically and not the difficult subject it was hailed as. When my protégées started succeeding, I knew I had discovered purpose.
In evidence, empowering others with knowledge, insights and ideas is the golden thread that flows across all my productive activities. Whether it’s in business or academia, I am a teacher.
Given my arithmetic abilities, a career in Mathematics and Finance was a natural choice.
My journey of personal development begins with a BSc Degree in Mathematics and Physics attained in 2003 through the University of Science and Technology of Masuku in Gabon.
It soon unfolds into potential fairytale when I decide to pursue further studies in South Africa. New country. Learning in a new foreign langauge, English; and sometimes Afrikaans. I speak Bakanigui (African language), French fluently, Spanish fairly good, adding numerous bantu languages. Turning a fairytale into an opportunity, I move to South Africa and enrol at Stellenbosch University for a BSc in Mathematics specialising in Algebra, Number Theory, Elliptic Curves and Applied Cryptology) and graduate in 2006.
Time flies when you are ‘in flow’. Before I knew it, I had:
My journey as an educator begins in 2008 when I started lecturing Mathematics at the University of Stellenbosch and University of the Western Cape.
It takes a global spin when I get an opportunity as Research Associate at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2016, alongside my current role as Extraordinary Lecturer/Researcher at the University of Pretoria.
Research is part and parcel of my academic work. As a researcher, I have published several scientific articles in international journals and have received numerous awards in respect thereof. My current research work involves:
Over and above active research and teaching, my additional academic work involves supervising several MSc and PhD students from the University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg and Tshwane University of Technology, in South Africa.
My industrial career started in 2010 as a Quantitative Analyst with Oasis Crescent, a hedge fund in Cape Town. In 2013, I joined the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as a Quantitative Analysis Researcher focusing on exotic financial options and market volatility modelling. The same year, I joined a financial consulting company, Andile Solutions, as a Business Analyst.
At the height of my corporate career, I worked as a Consultant at Investec, Standard Bank and the South African Reserve Bank where I was involved in Calypso system configuration for pricing environments, bonds, derivatives and commodities valuation, among other functions.
I left Andile Solutions in 2016 for the Senior Researcher and Consult position (real options) at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
With a background in Mathematics and Finance, it was only a matter of time before I became interested in blockchain technology, digital assets and cryptocurrency. In 2015, I was introduced to Bitcoin by my wife, Hanna Pindza. Despite initial doubt and after some research of my own, I was convinced cryptocurrency will be the future of money and was poised to disrupt all industries.
Together with my wife, we founded AchieversKlub Academy, AchieversKlub Network, and have never looked back.
My devotion to Mathematics, blockchain and digital assets has since delivered numerous awards for my research work, including:
My success in the blockchain and digital asset space has elevated me into a sought-after commentator on these subjects. I have featured on several programmes and media, including The Morning Show on South Africa’s SABC 2 and Gabon 24TV, to mention some.
Apart from Mathematics, blockchain and digital assets, I enjoy sport, i.e. martial art, Shotokan karate, kick boxing, Taekwondo, Enshin Karate (3nd Dan), Kazakh Kuresi and Tatar Koresh. I have received numerous awards, including: