Ben has studied Marketing and a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria.
Ben has owned and managed successful businesses for more than 26 years. He started the Diplomatic Duty Free business in South Africa, which he was actively involved in for 12 years. During this time, combined with his export business since the 1980's, he achieved ground braking results in both these industries and introduced various new export commodities to foreign countries.
Some of the countries and commodities include:
· West Africa: Coca -Cola Cans
· Middle East: Energade, Namibian Breweries products , Castle cans from SAB, Some products from Distell and the Douglas Green portfolio.
After being involved in Film & Television Productions with Bill on an ad hock basis for a number of years, it made sense to join forces on a permanent basis , which resulted in the launch of Street Smart Creative Film & Television Production (Pty)Ltd. Ben is Executive Producer on all productions.