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."

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"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!"

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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.

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