I’m Ruan de necker

Chief technology officer

I am a technological start-up enthusiast who enjoys building innovative businesses and solutions.

I have a diverse educational background that started with completing a degree in Visual Communication with specialisation in interactive and digital media as well as industrial design and three dimensional product development. My focus then shifted to completing a degree in business management to feed my entrepreneurial drive.

My career started as a lecturer at a well known design college in South Africa, where my focus was to teach and mentor students in software development and industrial design. My background in education and technology lead me to do a post graduate (Honours) degree in Interactive Development where I explored applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology in digital identity. I was awarded the Creative Technology Innovations award for my Honours thesis. Upon completion of my Honours I grew into the role of Senior Lecturer in software – and product development.

I have also been pursuing my own business ventures and providing software solutions to various companies over the past 10 years. In 2020 my position as chief technology officer at Cilo Cybin started and I am excited to build ground breaking bio-technology and efficient internal production systems for Cilo Cybin.


BA Visual Communication.

BCom (Business Management).

Honours degree (Interactive Development)

Experience in


Software Development

Corporate Identity and Digital Marketing

Internet of Things



Non-Executive Team

Jessica-Moodley Theron

Bongani Ginindza

Thomas Werner

Michael de Kock

Dustin Erasmus