A scientist from a privileged background, Marc left his job as a partner with global management consultancy firm McKinsey to become a private investor.

My mind is racing with all sorts of dangerous thoughts.

Marc van Olst, a private investor

He now uses his commercial knowledge to assist small businesses that benefit society in some way. By helping them, his vision is to help boost local economies, and in turn help catalyse an African economic renaissance.

Husband, father and fitness fanatic, Marc once invented a patented mining device.

He also climbed Mount Everest. (Ok so he did not, but you believed me did you not?... That is Mr Marc Van Olst)

Marc's one nagging doubt is that post-colonial Africa may not yet be ready for a white African leader. Will his experience during the series give him the answer?

Source: Al Jazeera