Andrea Rademeyer is the CEO and Founder of the Ask Afrika Group, and has developed the South African company into a highly successful enterprise that is on par locally with the top global market research companies. Through dedication, passion, love for her clients, and a capacity to laugh, Andrea started the company as a one-women show and built it into the company it is today – a research and marketing organisation that operates in Sub-Saharan Africa for both local and global companies.
She takes a hands-on approach in all aspects of the Ask Afrika Groups’ operations. As the eternal optimist she sees every obstacle as a challenge. Her ability to motivate and inspire her staff is unsurpassed. She is a visionary and a true leader, aspiring to great heights on a professional and a personal level.
To Andrea, business plays a pivotal role in a changing society and she wants the change to be more uplifting than it has been on the whole over the last century. She did her Masters’ thesis on the role of research in modern business, and has been expanding and applying her knowledge base, keeping on the cutting edge of global market research trends.
She established a number of benchmarks including the Ask Afrika Orange Index®, that measures service excellence, and the Ask Afrika Trust Barometer®, in which company directors vote for the most reputable companies, and CEO’s vote for their peers ranking the most trusted CEOs in various business fields.
Andrea is registered with SAMRA and as a research psychologist, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and has recently completed the YPO-WPO Presidents’ Program at Harvard Business School, Boston USA successfully.
Andrea is interested in life in general and appreciates the finer things, she has a huge knowledge base, not only about business and market research, but about art and culture, and so much more. She is a master conversationalist, respected for her integrity, and loved for her eccentricity. She’s loads of fun and up for the ride, having taken the front-seat on the roller-coaster of life.