Elma Akob

Elma is a dynamic young woman who strives to be the change she wants to see in the World. She is a young and vibrant final year Bcom Law student at the University of Pretoria with a commendable CV for her age.

Her Public speaking and presenting career started at a very young age as she represented her province in various public speaking as well as debating championships. In 2015 she made it to the Toastmasters Public Speaking National Championships. She also served as the South African Youth Ambassador for the Global Volunteering Network for the years 2014-2015 where she worked hand in hand with orphanages and communities.

In 2016 she was selected as one of the 5 Africans to represent the Continent at the Global Young Leaders Conference in the United Nations Headquarters New York. Here she was voted and elected by 169 other youths from over 50 nations to be the Chairperson of the Youth UN 2016. On this platform she presented a speech in front of all the Youth delegates and UN representatives to which she received a standing ovation; this would be the first of many. For her selection as the Chairperson of the UN she was honoured with an invitation from President Barack Obama to attend the inauguration of the incoming President of the United States. In that same year she was a guest speaker at the KZN Women in Business Breakfast.

In the year 2017 she was on the judging panel of the National Public Speaking and Debating Championships (highschool division).

She would make her debut appearance as an MC at the First TedX Talk in the University of Pretoria in 2018 with speakers such as Miss SA Teen and Miss SA finalist Mikaela Oosthuizen). Since then she has MC’d multiple small events, building her CV and fine tuning her skill.

Not only is she a public speaker but also an academic. She is the recipient of the Barclays Africa Scholarship and the President of the Golden Key International Honour Society UP Chapter for the 2019 term. Elma is a dedicated and devoted young lady who strives for excellence in all spheres of life and her people skills make her a pleasure to work with.

For bookings or more information on Elma, please, get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940 / info@owens.co.za