Anna Heystek

An Entrepreneur and seasoned business women with more than 25 years operational, management and consulting experience.

Started her career in an electricity utility company, Eskom, in South Africa, as a graduate in training and worked herself through the ranks to senior-executive management.

In 2005 she relocated to the UAE and took up the position of HR Divisional Manager in the Al Futtaim group, whereafter in 2007, she founded an offshore management consulting and IT company - goBlue International LTD.

In 2010 she co-founded a back office management services company - BOTH UAE - with the head office based in Abu Dhabi and a branch in Dubai that provide company set-up, back-office administration and business services (HR, Administration, compliance, PRO, and accounting services) to new and established businesses in the UAE.

She holds a BA(HONS) degree in Industrial Sociology (Organisation Development) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Operations Management Post Graduate Diploma from the Wits University Business School, South Africa and was an exchange student in Operations Management at the Univertsity of North Carolina, USA.

Anna is South African with Greek heritage. She is an avid adventure traveller in aid of various charities that have to do with women and children, loves watersport, dancing, reading biographies about successful entrepreneurs and used to be a championship tennis player in SA coached during vacation camps by the likes of Bjorn Borg. She is also a blue belt NIA trainer which is a martial art dance form that was established 28 years ago in Portland, Oregon, USA.