Nicholas Haralambous was the CEO and co-founder of Motribe before the company was successfully acquired by Africa’s largest social network, Mxit in August, 2012.
He was selected as one of the 200 young South Africans to take to lunch by the Mail&Guardian, in 2009 he featured on GQ’s list of top 30 men in media and was also a finalist in the Men’s Health Best Men Awards in 2010. The company he co founded, Motribe, was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 startups in Africa in 2012.
He is a journalist who quickly moved away from print media, through online and in to mobile media production and management. He has worked in dead-tree media with the Sunday Times and Financial Mail.
Nic’s new media experience includes working as the head of the mobile division at Mail & Guardian and Product Manager of Vodacom SA’s mobile social networking division.