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Businesses Owned By Zak Calisto

Zak Calisto is the founder of Cartrack and Global Chief Executive Officer. Zak has an impressive entrepreneurial history with experience in the telematics industry since 1994. Having founded and operated a number of businesses, Zak has a wide range of technical and operational knowledge relating to business models and information technology. According to Business Tech, Calisto has an estimated net worth of R3. 9 billion. Below are some of the businesses owned by Zak Calisto.

Karooooo Ltd

Karooooo Ltd., Headquartered in Singapore, is a leading global mobility SaaS platform that maximises the value of automotive and workflow data by providing real-time data analytics solutions for smart transportation to over 1.3m connected vehicles. The Cartrack (wholly owned by Karooooo) SaaS platform, provides customers with differentiated insights and data analytics to optimize their business and workforce, increase efficiency, decrease costs, improve safety, monitor environmental impact, assist with regulatory compliance and manage risk.


Cartrack is a leading global Software-as-a-Service “SaaS” platform provider for small, medium and large businesses and consumers needing a software platform for data analytics to optimise fleets, driver behaviour, insurance risk, safety and asset recovery. Data analytics remain Cartrack’s primary offering while growing its artificial intelligence and value-added services to deliver a tangible return on investment to its subscribers. Cartrack’s impressive organic growth since being launched in South Africa in 2004 has resulted in an extensive footprint in 23 countries across Africa, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Cartrack Technologies Asia

Founded in South Africa, Cartrack designated Singapore as their global growth hub for countries outside Africa. Cartrack Technologies Asia currently has subsidiaries in the UK, Portugal, Spain, Poland, UAE, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Cartrack already has an extensive footprint in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With an active subscriber base of over 850,000.

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