Michael Lasch, CEO, The Global Platform for Intellectual Property

Michael Lasch

CEO, The Global Platform for Intellectual Property

Michael Lasch did a BAcc at the University of Witwatersrand and then successfully wrote the SAICA Board exam in 1992. In 2015 SAIBA bestowed the CFO(SA) designation on him. His employment history includes serving as Financial Director of the South African subsidiary of a multinational German company and also serving as an interim CFO of a JSE listed company. He is the CEO of The Global Platform for Intellectual Property (Pty) Ltd that supplies a Platform as a Service (PaaS). With over 150 JSE-listed companies as clients, it facilitates executives to report to their boards on governance, risk, stakeholder relationships, digital maturity and most recently cybersecurity.

Michael also serves as non-executive director on the board of Bean There Coffee Company of which he is a co-founder. Bean There Coffee Company is the largest fair trade coffee company in South Africa. Additionally, he serves as the chairman of ‘Seeds of Africa’, an organization that empowers entrepreneurs from a community that was previously disadvantaged.