About Us

Orogen is a 100% Black-owned and managed South African management consulting company, founded in 2022.

Orogen’s promise is centred on world-class strategic management, turnaround and optimisation solutions. With over 150 combined years of diversified management experience, and proven expertise across multiple industry sectors, on six continents, we are able to craft bespoke solutions that unlock and capture value and drive sustainable organisational change.

From restructuring business and operating models for competitive advantage, to building high-performance organisational and team cultures to enable more meaningful employee contributions, Orogen will deliver unique shared-value risk-mitigated solutions.

Our values

Orogen’s partners and professional associates embrace purpose, principle and passion through an unwavering commitment to three pinnacle values:


Above all else


In application and execution


In robust solution design

Purpose · Principle · Passion

Senior partner

Arno van Haght, Dip HRM (SAIM), MBA (University of Cumbria, UK) is a corporate turnaround, culture change, and business process reengineering strategist. With over 20 years business experience across multiple industries and sectors, he has a passion for and a proven track record in marketing and business development, organisational design, corporate and behaviour change communication, stakeholder and community engagement.

Our professional associates

Laura Malan, BSc Honours, cum laude (UCT), MBA, cum laude (GIBS) is an internationally accredited and highly respected executive coach, facilitator, lecturer, strategic consultant, intervention designer and programme director in the field of leadership and organisational development. Laura is a Professional Associate of the Gordon Institute of Business, a supervisor at the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) and the founder of AViD Consulting and CSSC Management Consulting Group. With over 20 years of extensive business experience, she has worked with public, private and civil society organisations across six continents, in over 40 countries and across multiple sectors including advertising, education, financial services, ICT, legal services, non-profit sector, public sector, professional services, packaging, mining, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and the United Nations System.

Omphile Modibela-Netshiozwi, BSc Eng (Chemical) (Wits), LLB (Unisa) is a registered patent attorney and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa with 12 years post-admission experience. She is the founder of legal firm Omphile Netshiozwi Incorporated which specializes in Intellectual Property, Commercial and Corporate Law. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Licensing Executives Society of South Africa and recently chaired the panel appointed by the Department of Science & Technology (now Department of Science & Innovation) to review the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research & Development Act and the National Intellectual Property Management Office.

Dr Nechama Brodie, BA (hons), PhD (Wits) is a veteran print, broadcast and online journalist and an experienced strategic corporate communications advisor who has worked with multinational corporations, international organizations, NGOs, state enterprises and media institutions and platforms across Africa, Latin America, Europe, North America and in India. She is the author of eight best-selling non-fiction books, two novels and is a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Centre for Journalism.

Robyn Michaels, Process Optimisation and Information Systems Specialist with significant CRM and business development experience gained in the Real Estate, Legal, Hospitality, and Beauty sectors.  With a passion to drive business growth, Robyn’s visionary approach to designing bespoke CRM tools and platforms deliver customised organisational performance and management information systems that enhance the efficiency of cross-functional production, marketing, and sales teams. By optimising revenue growth and reducing acquisition and retention management costs, she supports her clients to greatly improve overall business outcomes.

Gerard Van Haght, distinction in Business Administration and Management (DMS) as well as a qualification in Real Estate, is a results-driven, and highly skilled sales and marketing strategist. With extensive experience gained in various industries, including property investment, real estate, FMCG, retail, textiles, and corporate sales, he is highly proficient in supporting his clients to build and defend sustainable revenue growth.  He has a passion for developing and executing on new business acquisition strategies, existing customer relationship management optimisation programmes, product and production workflow, and value chain management.

Taswell Alfred, Cost and Management Accounting (Nat Dip.), Technical Financial Accounting (Nat Dip.) (PenTech), is a registered member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and Accountants, and founder of DETAS Accounting (Pty) Ltd.  

As a highly skilled financial management specialist and critical thinker with over 21 years of experience as a professional banker in retail, business, and private banking, Taswell’s commitment to meeting his clients’ requirements is further evidenced in his numerous certifications including those in Credit Management (IOB), Project Management, Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Industrial Psychology. With a passion for start-ups and business turnarounds, he has built a proven track record of supporting numerous small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs, across multiple industry sectors to achieve extraordinary results.

Manubha Ramdunnie, BA Communications Science (Unisa), Higher Education Diploma (Transvaal College of Ed.), is an integrated marketing communications specialist. She also holds multiple diplomas in Media Management (AAA School of Advertising), Marketing Management, Advertising and Public Relations, Professional Counselling, and TEFL/TESOL in Business English, PEM (University of Pretoria). Having thrived in the corporate sector for over two decades, her passion for storytelling and proven competence in social behaviour change and brand communication (SBCBC) has delivered improved reputational value and brand affinity for her clients’ business – whether the focus has been on internal Employee Value Proposition (EVP), external Stakeholder Value Proposition (SVP) or change and turnaround management.