The Team

Meet EcoPlanet Bamboo’s Southern African team…

Troy Wiseman

Troy Wiseman

EcoPlanet Bamboo Group Chairman

Troy started his entrepreneurial career at 20 when he co-founded a clothing manufacturing and retail company, best known for its B.U.M. Equipment label. Over the next 6½ years he grew the Company’s revenue from $0 to $120 million before selling his interest in 1992.

He then founded The InvestLinc Group, creating a proprietary model and system to manage and oversee a unique alternative investment “family of funds” for high net worth individuals, foundations and select institutions and growing a single $5m fund into a company which raised & managed over $500m.

He later served as Foundation Vice Chairman of Legatum, a multi-billion dollar emerging market investment company, based in Dubai as well as an early investor and board member in Waldo’s Dollar Mart, a $300 million Mexican retailer. He resigned to co-found TriLinc Global, a social impact investment firm focused on bringing scaleable private capital to SME entrepreneurs in developing countries with the goal of making money as well as creating social impact, primarily through job creation.

In 2006, Troy joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Orson Welles and four U.S. Presidents when he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans.  The Ten Outstanding Young Americans program (TOYA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious recognition programs in America.  Annually since 1938, The United States program has sought out the ten young men and women who best exemplify the finest attributes of America’s youthful achievers.

In 1994 Troy co-found World Orphans which has helped fund the construction of over 500 orphanages in 45 countries. He remains an active philanthropist through the Wiseman Family Foundation with his wife and four sons.