About the Author

Tielman Nieuwoudt is a consultant focused supply chain, last-mile logistics, and informal retail service models in emerging markets. He has more than two decades of personal and professional experience — working, living and travelling across more than a hundred countries, primarily in emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. 

He has also been involved in startups, FMCG, healthcare, agriculture, solar, inclusive business, and M4P (Making Markets Work for the Poor) projects focused on micro-enterprises. He is a regular blogger and has contributed to Strategic Marketing Africa, How We Made It In Africa, and Logistics Insight Asia publications. 

Country assignments include:

Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, East Timor, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea,  India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Tielman has been a public speaker at a number of conferences and events. Recent topics include:

  • Africa supply chain challenges
  • Inclusive business – working with micro-retailers in emerging markets 
  • How technology is changing informal retailing
  • Route-to-market models in emerging markets
  • Last-mile of logistics in emerging markets

You are welcome to connect with him via Linkedin