Multi-millionaire Gil Oved set to be the first shark in M-Net’s Shark Tank

22 July 2016 - 17:23 By TMG Entertainment
Image: Gil Oved via Facebook

Gil Oved, the group co-CEO of The Creative Counsel, has been announced as one of the five business moguls who will be bankrolling budding entrepreneurs in M-Net’s new reality television series Shark Tank South Africa.

M-Net and series sponsor Telkom South Africa announced on Thursday that the young multi-millionaire agreed to be on the local version of the two-time Emmy award-winning show, which will see budding entrepreneurs try TO get funding for their enterprises from the "sharks."


"Who would not want to swim with a Shark like Gil?'' said M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard in a statement.

"He is a well-loved and energetic serial entrepreneur who has proven that he is passionate about supporting disruptive thinkers with well-thought-out visions. Gil is a smart hustler who knows how to boost businesses in just the right way. We are honoured to have him as one of our Sharks!"


Speaking of what he'll be looking for from hopefuls, Gil revealed that he is keen to see hungry and passionate entrepreneurs who are "focused on innovating and making a difference."

Shark Tank SA will be broadcast on M-Net channel 101 from Sunday, 2 October at 6pm.