Ben Shaw

BEN SHAW

Founder | Fellow | Advisor | Author | Host

Podcasts

Shapers, Makers, Builders and Breakers is a podcast show interviewing extraordinary people who are moving the needle in significant ways. Founded by Riël Mallan, the show has been growing since 2021 and Ben Shaw joined as a co-host in 2023.

See below for recent podcasts Ben has hosted. His latest podcast guest appearance is here.

Episode #41

RIËL MALLAN

Entrepreneur, Private Equity Executive, EXEO Capital Partner, Angel Investor, Technologist, Podcaster, Merchant of Hope.

Episode #42

SAIS | Part 1 | MICHELLE GEERE & TAMIKO SHER

Join us for a captivating two-part special on the Shapers Podcast in partnership with SA Innovation Summit. Benjamin Shaw two dynamic interviews with Michelle Geere and Tamiko Sher.

Episode #43

ZACHARIAH GEORGE

Ex-Wall Street Banker and now MD of the most active VC fund in Africa, Zach George recounts his upbringing, early life in Oman, exposure to academia and the pursuit of investment opportunities across Africa. 

Episode #44

AMEIL HARIKISHUN

In this episode of the Shapers podcast, Benjamin Shaw welcomes Ameil Harikishun as our distinguished guest. Ameil serves as the Finance Thematic Lead at Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and stands as a prominent authority in the realm of sustainability and resilience within the context of climate change.

Episode #46

TALIFHANI BANKS

In this episode, Shapers Podcast host Benjamin Shaw speaks to Talifhani Banks, a data and advertising guru with a remarkable entrepreneurial journey. Banks started his first business at 10, studied statistics and econometrics, and transitioned from corporate and consulting to launching analytics advertising.

Episode #47

HERMAN MARAIS

Benjamin sits down with Herman Marais, the Managing Partner of EXEO Capital. Through Herman’s rich 25+ years of professional experience, he shares deeply about the world of private equity, creating culture, and the drive behind his leadership.

Episode #48

PROF WISEMAN NKUHLU

In the upcoming episode of the Shapers podcast, host Benjamin Shaw welcomes Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, a titan in South Africa’s journey of upliftment.

Episode #49

DION CHANG

In this riveting episode of The Shapers Podcast, Benjamin Shaw engages in a fast-paced, whirlwind conversation with Dion Chang – a futurist and trends analyst described as a professional cage rattler.