Alastair Tempest

Dr Alastair Tempest is the CEO of Ecommerce Forum Africa since 2019 and CEO of the Ecommerce Forum South Africa since 2016. He has served as the President of the South African Institute of Interactive Marketing and COO of the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa.

Previously he served as the Director-General of the European Advertising Tripartite; was a Director at Reader’s Digest and was Director-General of Federation of European Direct & Interactive Marketing in Brussels.

He chaired the Self-Regulatory and Consumer Protection working party of the Global Dialogue on Ecommerce and was a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing and Telecoms commissions for 30 years.

He has a BA (Hons) from the University of York, an MA from the College of Europe Bruges and read for his PhD at the University of Ghent.