Our Team

The company is an African start-up with an innovative approach to business. Our DryBath® innovation has won multiple international accolades. The company has the capacity & experience needed to work with world-class clients, especially in using DryBath® to achieve amazing impact within their businesses & within the greater society we all share.

The company is lead by both young & experienced world-class entrepreneurs that are capable of leading the company through the scaling & growth period. This is all done to achieve our vision of becoming Africa’s quintessentially innovative conglomerate. The company always strives to create innovative products that have are highly beneficial to society, along with valuable business potential.

Our commitment to client-satisfaction is pervasive, and we look forward to showing our customers why Headboy Industries is “Ahead of the Class”.

Ludwick Marishane- Founder & Inventor of DryBath®

Ludwick Marishane is the founder & Chief of Headboy Industries, and is South Africa’s youngest patent-filer after having invented DryBath® at the age of 17. In 2011, he was rated as the best student entrepreneur in the world (Global Champion of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards 2011). That same year, Google named him as one of the 12 brightest young minds in the world. TIME Magazine named him as one of the “Top 30 under 30 people that are changing the world” in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science, majoring in Finance & Accounting, (University of Cape Town, South Africa).

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Dr. Hennie du Plessis- Product Manager: DryBath®

Dr. Hennie du Plessis is a chemical engineer and charge of the everything related to DryBath® research & development. He is also considered a leader in the contract-packing & formulation industry, and is in charge of making sure that our products are produced at the highest standard & comply with all the regulations. He has over 20 years of experience developing personal care products, and operates one of the 2 highest rated cosmetics manufacturing plants on the African continent (BioEarth Laboratories). He holds a postdoctorate qualification in Chemical engineering.

Lungelo Gumede- Head of Operations

Lungelo Gumede is in charge of the company operations, utilising his experience of running lean retail businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science, majoring in Finance & Accounting (University of Cape Town, South Africa). He is currently completing his Masters in Development Finance (UCT Graduate School of Business).


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