ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Royal is a solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 15 years of success across the e-commerce, public relations, and advertising industries. Leveraging extensive experience leading marketing and international markets, he is a valuable advisor for an organization building or increasing their online presence or an e-commerce company looking to invest in Africa and move funds from one country to another. His broad areas of expertise include digital marketing, e-commerce consultancy, foreign exchange advisory, and UI/UX development.

Throughout his executive career, Andrew has held leadership positions with The Gearbox Creative, Web Wide World, Chronon Pty Ltd, and Megarom Interactive.

2012 - Present

Founder, Shareholder and International Consultant - Gearbox Creative

Gearbox Creative

  • Launched 30 boutique e-commerce websites into South African markets
  • Designed a UI/UX platform and customer platform for customers to book foreign exchange trades online removing the need to speak to exchange consultants
  • Developed a strategy to bring e-commerce into informal settlements in South Africa

2019 - Present

Founder and CEO - Web Wide World

Web Wide World

  • Launched a satellite office for Mercury FX (London, Hong Kong, South Africa, Dubai) in Canada

2015 - 2016

Marketing Director | Boutique eCommerce Developer and Portal Developer - Chronon Pty Ltd

Chronon Pty Ltd

  • Established a new digital presence and monetized the site using an e-commerce platform for one of South Africa's leading ICT companies
  • Overhauled the UI/UX for Mustek Limited (South Africa)
  • Secured a new line of sales into the Mustek Limited and increased direct to consumer sales through e-commerce
  • Relaunched the digital footprint for Elle magazine and Elle Decoration
  • Launched an e-commerce platform for a wholesale brand importing top French cosmetics into South Africa

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Go-To-Market Strategy

E-Commerce

Business Planning

UI / UX

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project