Bachelor of Commerce
Chartered Financial Analyst Program
Ran Neu-Ner graduated from university with a B.Com and a CFA. Having the added qualification of entrepreneurial drive, he was ready to be unleashed onto the world of real business. After a number of business ventures, Neu-Ner started The Creative Counsel, a below-the-line activations company, with school friend Gil Oved in 2001. Their passion and creativity paid off, and today The Creative Council is South Africa’s leading activations agency with an annual turnover of R500 million.
In 2010 he joined the Young President’s Organisation, a global network of successful CEO’s, sharing learnings and ideas exchange where he is an active member. He has also taken on an EXCO role for the Johannesburg City Chapter.
In 2015 Ran concluded the biggest business transaction in South Africa where he sold The Creative Counsel to a French owned international business, The Publicis Groupe for just over R2 billion. He continues in his role of Co-CEO at The Creative Counsel Group as he continues to steer and mentor his team to live by the philosophy “Brilliance or Nothing”
In 2016, Ran received the National Business Awards’ Business Leader of the Year, as well as Adfocus’ Industry Leaders Award