CLINTON H. VURDEN
Chief Executive Officer
Clinton is certainly an unconventional self-starter, while working as a media sales consultant for a lucrative privately owned publishing house he took the crazy decision to quit and start his own magazine after being told the then South Africa was not ready for a black publisher!
He launched C4 Media engaging the markets with innovative industry specific publications’ that amassed a loyal readership from ten targeted sectors of industry. Having cultivated a dynamic and modern publishing culture within his business, Clinton expanded his work force to approximately 80 staff members.
The travel bug then revisited Clinton and he took the decision to sell his controlling interest in C4 Media to previously disadvantaged individuals whom he had cultivated within the organisation, whilst assisting in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth hand over during the transformation period.
On his return to Johannesburg, Clinton had the vision of raising Africa economically to contribute to its own development. His passion of all things media and his love for Africa drove him to invest his time and talent in forging a new initiative – Africa Business Investment Group was borne!
From the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the warmth of the Durban ocean, Africa completes eveyone.
Being the forward thinker, Clinton engaged with tourism development ministries across the continent, to create a sustainable and safe tourism destination for both the local and international traveller to the continent, giving rise to Destination Africa.
This journey has since grown to include Clinton’s involvement at the highest level of negotiations with regards to sustainable energy and corporate social investment across the continent.
His love for democracy and the freedom of all Africans is evident in his stance on gender mainstreaming issues; as such he has played a pivotal role in a number of developmental and corporate white papers. His drive to service these areas of passion and concern has given rise to a number of media initiatives that address and encourages the forward movement of the continent and her people.
Clinton is a unique amalgamation of information, opinion and experience with a life’s purpose of leaving a lasting and positive impact on the world, but more so, this beautiful continent he calls home, Africa.