RENEW Strategies

JC Oelofse Group COO, Shared Growth Services

JC Oelofse Group COO, Shared Growth Services

JC serves as Group COO of RENEW's Shared Growth Services team and designs and leads the establishment of operationally excellent companies in RENEW’s portfolio. His responsibilities include the evaluation of new investment opportunities, designing and implementing growth plans, setting up, leading and transitioning companies to improved operational capacity, as well as overseeing performance management, reporting and regulatory compliance.

JC is an innovation strategist, entrepreneur and inspirational leader with 30 years of experience in designing strategies, products, services, experiences and ecosystems and an empathizer with a profound interest for uncovering latent, unmet user needs. He has an innate ability to transform research into simple actionable solutions. This curiosity is matched with sensitivity to new trends and cultural changes in society, resilience and adaptability to new contexts, environments, projects and countries. He is a hybrid practitioner, both a thinker and a doer, and able to not only identify real opportunities at the fuzzy front end of the process but also, design, develop and help implement the resulting consumer offers and business models.

JC has a passion for mentorship and serves at “The World Needs a Father”, a global movement in over 70 countries actively addressing fatherlessness and is committed to building unbreakable families and healthy communities. The organization provides support, training, resources, mentorships and a network of experience upon which to draw. He participates in the “Passed Through Fire” experience - a rite of passage to equip fathers to help their young teen boys understand and take ownership of the real duties and callings of manhood. The goal is to instill a true measure of manhood into young boys to facilitate a huge difference in future marriages, families, workplaces and communities.