May is Startup Grind Female Leaders Month where we will host over 150 women on stages globally. In Cape Town we are proud to host a female leader in fishing Nicolette de Freitas.
Nicolette de Freitas is the CEO and co-founder of Fish4Africa, a fresh fish and seafood supplier in Western Cape. Fish4Africa supplies supermarket chains such as Spar and PicknPay and their own franchise outlets.
Fish4Africa was founderd with 2 employees and now has over 120 staff and operates its own fleet of vessels. Nicolette raised funding and support from Anglo-American, Small Business Development Agency and Pick n Pay.
Nicolette will tell you that salt water runs in her veins. She inherited her love of the sea from her grandfathers, and shares her parents' commitment to meaningful service within the fishing industry as evidenced through her skills development and upliftment work within the business.
In addition to practical knowledge in fishing, Nicolette has vast knowledge and experience in starting and growing a business, raising funding, creating a franchise and supplying big retail chains.