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meet the crew

our team is growing – we have development teams located in India and 3 Dutch interns. if you want to get involved, or just want to partner with us – please get hold of us!

we are passionate about mixing drinks and using the power of big data with deep learning capabilities. if you are a fan of wine, whiskey, beer, gin, champagne or coffee and want to help us help you find what you love, then please get hold of us and join our beta testing team.

jan thomas

jan thomas

founder and head of predictive analytics

 

jan thomas⁠… yes, jan. not jean⁠. jan is a data fiend who grew up in the eastern cape and started his career in the city of gold at the bond exchange! he collects data and wine in his spare time⁠ and is the guy behind the ask-jean app.

simon de zwart

simon de zwart

intern

 

simon is one of our dutch interns. he’s easy going and fuels himself on fun. when you are around simon you can’t help but go along with whatever he suggests.

 

odette bester

odette bester

co-founder and head of marketing

 

odette has teamed up with jan to get the ask-jean ball rolling. she is our marketing warrior and is passionate about all things digital. hailing from the city with two seasons – summer and summer – aka durban, this strong woman now calls cape town home.⁠

ygor nieuwenstein

ygor nieuwenstein

intern

 

ygor is another one of our flying dutchmen/interns. he’s one of the most enthusiastic and energetic individuals we know. he’s an easily likeable guy so we enjoy keeping him around.

sean mphanga

sean mphanga

systems and data guy

 

sean is a driven, hardworking and self-less being who prefers things done a specific way. you can think of him as a jack of all trades whose goal is
to master them all. he is always finding new ways to expand his knowledge and grow.

joelle lemans

joelle lemans

intern

 

joelle hails from Maastricht in the Netherlands, she’s joined the ask-jean crew to intern with us. she recently visited bordeaux and the wine bug has bitten so she’s brought that enthusiasm with her to Cape Town.

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