Our Story

Dr Marko Saravanja and Dr Penny Law, who were joined by William Vivian in 1999, started Regenesys in 1998. Young idealists, driven by the purpose of human development through education - they started with nothing but an idea and a vision.

In 1995, with no possessions but his orange monk robes, Marko went to work at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and left three years later to start Regenesys with Penny.

Penny was involved in the freedom struggle against Apartheid while Vivian worked in the development field, with a background in psychology.

All three met while working at Wits. United by a common purpose, their business relationship has grown from strength to strength since then. The trio of Marko, Penny and Vivian challenge themselves and everyone around them, in their quest to awaken human potential and make the world a better place in which to live.

Regenesys initially operated from a tiny office in Killarney and the first training programme with 20 participants was delivered in a church in 1999.

Today, over 100 000 students have passed through the doors of Regenesys and there are students signed up online from every country in the world.

Marko started Regenesys Free Business Education, the free online business education initiative at Regenesys Business School in November 2012 and its purpose is to provide free online business education to the world. Since its launch, thousands of people from over 190 countries have benefited from this initiative.