Erika is an entrepreneur, travel junky and collector and lover of interesting experiences places and people. She is currently Chief Strategy Officer at a startup called Leaply- a platform that connects graduates with personal and professional development opportunities.
Erika completed a BA degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Stellenbosch University. She holds an Honors degree in Psychology from Stellenbosch and obtained a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from Universteit Nyenrode in The Netherlands. Erika also has a diploma in Life Coaching from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is a Registered Counsellor with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
Finishing her studies she worked as a risk and change management consultant and Emotional Intelligence trainer in the Advisory Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Cape Town, South Africa respectively. Leaving the corporate world, Erika joined Leaply.
Erika is passionate about empowering people and has volunteered at various clinics and centres focussing on women that have been abused and individuals suffering from eating disorders.