Michael Howe-Ely is the chief marketing officer at Ineng – the Independent Entrepreneurship Group. Founded in early 2014, Ineng is based in Cape Town, South Africa and seeks to achieve policy change driven by entrepreneurs. Michael holds a B.A. Honours degree from the University of Cape Town, and has further postgraduate qualifications in Marketing Management and International Business.

The goal of Ineng’s flagship program Entrepreneurs in Public Policy, is to get the voice of entrepreneurs into the policy-making process, firstly through education and secondly in action, through policy advocacy. The long term goal of Ineng is to reduce poverty and unemployment by increasing economic freedom in South Africa, thereby allowing small businesses to grow and thrive.