Alan is founder of World of Avatar and CEO of Mxit, Africa’s largest social network. Between 2003 and 2006, he co-founded five companies in the mobile telecoms sector. In 2006 he was appointed managing director of iBurst, a wireless broadband network operator in South Africa. In April 2008, Alan published Don’t Panic, a best selling book aimed at persuading emigrant South Africans to return home. In June 2008, he founded The Trust, an NGO focused on assisting charities access skills and capital. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. Alan is a qualified Chartered Accountant.