DEVELOPER / CTO
Technical creator of the WeChat Wallet, ambitious, hard-working, innovative, team-player/team-leader and forward thinker. Inspired by progress of team members. Naturally simplifying complicated processes into simple solutions. Loves working under pressure and enjoys the simple things in life.
- NameChristoff Albertyn
- Date of birthJanuary 24, 1985
Started out as an intern at Hetzner (Pty) Ltd - web-hosting company situated in Durbanville (South Africa). Then went onto
Cytrus Technology by helping to start out the company by doing web development and managed a small team. Helped out with
planning projects and how they would work overall as well as scoping out the implementation of 3rd party payment systems
and vendors. Also worked on a few white-label solutions. Then made a move to Go2Africa which has been in business since 1998,
Go2Africa has developed a comprehensive travel service and online travel guide for South Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa
and the Indian Ocean Islands. I left to head up development at Prezence. Here I was managing the web and mobile team,
development and planning. Costings & estimates, technical project planning, personal development plans, scoping sessions with
clients, proposals for RFPs, technical compliance for corporate projects, annual reviews, team growth, R&D, POC, manage outsource
development partners. After a near death experience I went to Maldives for a week and returned as a contractor for Media24
(TouchLab) which I did for 6 months until I was snatched up by Tencent Africa (WeChat / JOOX / VOOV) as head of technology
where I built the WeChat Wallet in 13 weeks.