Our Leadership

Find out more about our local leadership team.

Lerina  Bierman

Lerina Bierman

Managing Director

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Managing Director of Carat Cape Town since September 2016, Lerina is responsible for driving the vision and plan for Carat, and for developing the people, product and client relationships to ensure the delivery of market-leading business value.

Lerina started her career at creative agency TBWA as a media planner in 2002, followed by a 4 year tenure at BBDO where she moved her way up from Planner to Media Director.

She joined Carat as Head of Strategy in 2007 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company, with a strong focus on driving strategy behind new business pitches and account leadership on key clients such as J&J, Mondelez and Woolworths.

In 2012 Lerina stepped into the role of Media Director, taking overall responsibility for quality output of the team in Cape Town, and most recently has taken over the leadership of the team in her role as Managing Director.

Donald Mokgale

Donald Mokgale

Managing Director

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Donald is the Managing Director for Carat Johannesburg, he is responsible for the Carat client leadership of global, regional and local clients within the South African market.  

Experience

Donald Mokgale, former GM for Posterscope South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Development Director for Posterscope with 11 years of media and advertising experience.

He has a diploma in Media Studies, specialising in Strategic Advertising and has studied digital marketing through the Greenwich School of Management in London, through which he obtained a Digital Accreditation Certificate. He has been instrumental in setting up the Ghana Posterscope office as well as rebooting the Posterscope Kenya business model.

Graham Deneys

Graham Deneys

Group Strategy Director

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Graham began his career at Condenast Independent Magazines in South Africa. He then moved abroad for three years from where he began to form an adapted cross-platform approach to communications.

Once he returned to South Africa, he joined the award winning creative digital agency, Isobar. He was tasked with running a number of key accounts with a significant focus in East Africa. This background enabled him to move seamlessly into Carat in a strategic role designed to enhance Carat’s strategic and digital capabilities throughout the region.

He currently works with core teams across all accounts to ensure consistency and structured strategic and creative delivery.

His responsibility also includes the creation and implementation of Pan-African strategy for key clients from our SSA Hub based in South Africa.