Pat (Patmanathan) Pillai, is CEO at LifeCo UnLtd SA. He is a private sector and social entrepreneur (Ashoka Globalizer Fellow).
He co-founded LifeCo UnLtd SA in 1997. The group invests in impact businesses and grows social / impact entrepreneurs.
LifeCo has interests in lifestyle and wellness brands, digital media, large scale renewable energy, water projects as well as signature and commercial green architecture across Africa. It has its own impact venture capital fund.
It tackles inequality through investment in carefully selected impact enterprises - with 100% of dividends invested in growing young entrepreneurs.
Pat is on the Advisory Board of AVPA and the regional Chair in Southern Africa (African Venture Philanthropy Alliance); Chair of Ashoka Southern Africa, on the board of GSEN (Global Social Entrepreneurship Network) and Founding member of SAIEN (SA Impact Entrepreneurs Network).