RICHARD VAN DER SCHYFF
Richard van der Schyff is a natural, charismatic leader and has over 20 years of experience in the sponsorship industry. He is extremely well connected, holding relationships with most major brands, rights holders & media owners in South Africa. His contacts extend across Africa and into Europe. He has managed some of South Africa's largest sponsorship accounts in MTN, Vodacom, Standard Bank, Absa, Toyota, SASOL, Yellow Pages, Nestle, Eskom, Emirates, BP, Castrol and Huawei.
Most recently, Richard paved the way for Huawei’s introduction into the SA sponsorship market by brokering their shirt sponsorship of Ajax Cape Town Football Club, and securing them as the Official Smartphone, Tablet & Talkband supplier to each of the Big Five rugby unions. In addition, he secured Huawei’s sponsorship of JHB Day and K Day on behalf of Primedia.
Richard is a master waterpolo player, the toughest sport in the world! In his day, he captained the South African Men’s National Water Polo team. He also has the distinction of being one of a handful of individuals who has won the Currie Cup Trophy both as a player and as a Coach.