As Talk Radio 702’s award winning trafficologist, Aki has endeared himself to generations of Joburgers by guiding them through the city’s gridlocked streets each morning and evening. This fulfils one of his life mantras, which is to help those in need, and his community service – both on-air and in his personal capacity – has earned him two Paul Harris Awards from Rotary.
In 2011, he also earned the title of Best Traffic Presenter in the MTN Radio Awards.
Aki’s other great passion is technology and he presents technology and gadget driven features on David O’Sullivan, Redi Tlhabi and Jenny Crwys-Williams’ shows on 702.
He was one of the first South African personalities to use Twitter and continues to lead in this field. He consistently ranks as one of the most influential Twitter users in various polls and publications including mainstream magazine, Cosmopolitan, which named him one of their Twitter Kings. Aki also consults and engages corporates and individuals on social media strategies.
Although he refers to himself as the Greek Geek, Aki has an exceptionally outgoing personality and is able to work a crowd like few others can. For example, he manages to single-handedly entertain a crowd of 50 000 people for five hours straight each year at the start of the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk.
His good humour and boundless enthusiasm make him a natural communicator whether the situation is one-on-one or a large crowd and he is a sought after speaker at numerous tech-conferences and expos. The Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are two of the many international conferences he attends to stay ahead of trends and identify future trends.