Hubert Mathanzima Mweli

Hubert Mathanzima Mweli
Director-General, National Department of Basic Education

Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli is currently the Director-General of the National Department of Basic Education in South Africa. His extensive knowledge, expertise and experience as a seasoned educationalist has seen him rise through the ranks of the education sector. Whilst Head of Education in the North West, the province went from being in the bottom three provinces to the top three in the Grade 12 (Upper Secondary) examination results. His financial management skills also took the province from having a huge budget deficit to an Unqualified Audit Opinion with a certificate of Merit of Excellence for 2008/9 financial year issued by the Auditor General.

His management and leadership expertise is contributing significantly in steering Basic Education in the country towards an upward trajectory in terms of learner performance. He is a hands-on leader who, in two provincial visits to each province in 2017, has engaged with more than 40 000 education leaders in the country, in a bid to motivate and support provinces, districts and schools to improve learning outcomes.

Mr Mweli has a number of qualifications which include a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Honours, a Bachelor of Administration in Industrial Relations with Honours, and a Masters Degree in Development and Management.



Babalwa Ngonyama

Babalwa Ngonyama
CEO, Sinayo Securities

Babalwa Ngonyama is the CEO of Sinayo Securities, a woman-owned and managed business. She is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA and an astute leader with highly regarded business acumen. She sits on elite boards such as Aspen, Implats and was appointed as Deputy Chairperson for Brand SA by President Jacob Zuma. Babalwa was the founding chairperson of the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA), an organisation focusing on accelerating the development and advancement of women Chartered Accountants; she is currently a member of its Advisory Board. Babalwa participates actively in numerous national forums on economic growth and development.

Babalwa graduated from the University of Transkei. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 after serving her article of clerkship at PDB Pretorius Donashe in Umtata from 1995 to 1998. Her academic qualifications also include an MBA from Bond University (2002) and Higher Diploma in Banking law from Rau University (2003). In 2008, Babalwa completed the Women in Leadership Programme at Harvard University in Boston.


Cathy Smith

Cathy Smith
Managing Director, Cisco Sub-Saharan Africa

Cathy Smith joined Cisco in April 2015 and leads Cisco’s business operations across Sub-Saharan Africa. In her role, Cathy is responsible for the development and execution of Cisco’s go-to-market sales and digital transformation strategies for the region.

Smith has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry leading diverse teams as well as building strong partner and customer relations. Smith spent 23 years with IBM where she held various leadership roles in IT service delivery, HR and Sales.

Before joining IBM, she worked for several companies in the Insurance Industry as an application developer. She also spent three years in the United Kingdom where she consolidated her international expertise and held a number of executive roles for the European and global markets with a focus on outsourcing services business.

She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI), an organisation set up to develop the next generation of value-based African leaders who are capable of guiding and leading their countries as they struggle to align the demands of globalisation with local visions of a sustainable society. She is a Board Director at Cisco Systems South Africa (Pty) LTD and Cisco Technologies Solutions.

Smith is married and has two daughters. Her passion lies in Leadership Development, particularly as the world transforms to the Digital Era.



Waseem Carrim

Waseem Carrim
CEO, Chief Financial Officer – Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr Carrim completed his BCom Honours degree in Accounting Sciences in 2009. He began his career at the same university as an academic article trainee lecturer and completed his article traineeship with KPMG and was admitted as a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2013. He also holds a Master’s degree in Taxation from U.P.

After completing his articles, Waseem joined KPMG’s department of Professional Practice, where he served as a specialist in public sector accounting and assurance matters, and served on committees and initiatives related to the public sector. He also served on committees relating to social integration, as well as driving transformation initiatives in the Chartered Accounting profession. He held a portfolio of audit clients, which he managed within the public sector space, one of which was the NYDA. He led the turnaround of the finance and supply chain management divisions that culminated in two clean audits and a fundamental reduction in irregular, fruitless
and wasteful expenditure

In 2016, Mr Carrim was named one of the Top 35 under-35 Chartered Accountants by the SAICA.
He is currently the acting CEO of the Agency.



Dr Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi

Dr Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi, Senior Lecturer at Wits School of Education South Africa

Dr Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi, PhD. is a South African, American Council of Learned Society–African Humanities Programme Post-Doctoral Fellow: 2016–2017 and WAS Senior Researcher in the Directorate of Monitoring, Evaluation & Advice at the Council on Higher Education in South Africa (CHE) from 2012 – 2017.



Lethabo Motsoaledi

Lethabo Motsoaledi
CEO and Co-Founder, Motsoaledi & West

Lethabo Motsoaledi is an entrepreneur with a passion for tech and development in Africa. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Motsoaledi & West (M&W) – An advisory firm of engineers in the business of Disruptive Intelligence. M&W helps businesses fast track innovation through applying the Design Thinking methodology and various industry 4.0 techniques.

In 2017 Lethabo was awarded Mail and Guardians 200 young South Africans award. She was also awarded Inspiring Fifty South Africa’s most Inspiring women in technology award. Lethabo is also an academic who has been awarded various fellowships. She is an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow as well as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (Class of 2016).



Mandisa Tshikwatamba

Mandisa Tshikwatamba
Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Prior to her appointment as Seda CEO in August 2016, Mandisa Tshikwatamba has been a Senior Manager in the Public Service for more than 10 years. In her management experience, she has led provincial and national portfolios in Policy Making, Organisational Management, Learning and Development as well as implementation of strategic programmes in the Small Business Development Sector.

As an Executive Manager in her previous and current positions, she has been part of South African delegations that negotiated development support programmes engaging with potential partners within and beyond the South African Boarders. Mandisa holds a BAdmin, BA, Post Grad: Certificate Programme in Finance and Investment Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, Honours in Development Studies and MBA.


Stavros Nicolaou

Stavros Nicolaou
Senior Executive
Aspen Group

Nicolaou is Aspen’s Group Senior Executive, responsible for Strategic Trade. Aspen is a top 20 ranked JSE company and a leading supplier of anaesthetics, anti-thrombotics and high potency products.

Nicolaou has over 27 years’ experience in the South African and international pharmaceutical industry and is a previous winner of the SA Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) Healthcare Marketer of the year award. He was recently inducted as one of the youngest Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA), one of the highest honours bestowed by the PSSA.

He has been a speaker at a number of conferences, including the Economist Roundtable, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and recently delivered a lecture on ARV developments at the Raigon Institute, a JV between Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.



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Brodwen Koen
Director & Founder
Koen and Associates Architecture

I started my working career at Masabane Rose Architects and found further growth at numerous Architectural firms, before I joined Stauch Vorster Architects International. It is at this junction in my life where I discovered that God had a greater calling on my life, the entrepreneurial “bug” got me. In the year 2011, I founded Koen and Associates Architecture.

Koen and Associates Architecture is an architectural practice evolving in tandem with the Built environment and South African landscape. Founded with the drive to create sustainable, and innovative architecture of excellence, which aims to enrich the human experience through our Architectural developments.



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Khanyisile Thandiwe Kweyama
Brand South Africa, SABC Interim Chair & BRICS member

Ms. Khanyisile Thandiwe Kweyama served as the Chief Executive Officer for Business Unity SA (BUSA) from 2015 – 2017. Responsible for the interests of businesses in SA, align BUSA programmes with the objectives of the NDP. She Co-chaired working groups on inclusive growth at presidential business working groups and represented business in SA at various forums and platforms – both local and international.

Ms. Kweyama has served on numerous boards, her current board memberships include acting as Chairperson for Brand SA, member of the BRICS Business Council, currently a member of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board and the SABC Interim Board Chair, Chairman of Social & Ethics Committee for Telkom Ltd. Appointed to Employment Equity Commission from 2008 to 2012. She is a National Planning Commissioner for the National Planning Commission (NPC) since 2015. Ms. Kweyama was also appointed to the Gauteng Eminent Persons Group in March 2016. Ms Kweyama has been awarded many accolades during her career including the likes of being recognised as one of the world’s top 100 most inspiring women in mining in (2014, 15)




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Professor Malegapuru Makgoba

A noteworthy trailblazer, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba broke through the glass ceiling once again in 2016 when he was appointed as South Africa’s first ever Health Ombud- trusted with the responsibility to oversee and protect the wellbeing of the nation’s patients. His commitment to serving the nation has seen him reappointed as the Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Commission for a second term. Previously, he headed the newly merged University of Kwa-Zulu Natal for a period of 10 years as the first African Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Prof. Makgoba also served as the Vice-President for Planning and Review of the International Council of Science Union (ICSU) for 3 years. His profoundly decorated experience has seen him elected as the first African President of Medical Research Council of South Africa. He is an Associate Foreign Member of the National Academy of Medicine of the USA and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Fellow of Imperial College (Faculty of Medicine). Furthermore, he has a collection of accolades recognising him nationally and internationally as a scientific pioneer in Science and Medicine. He was awarded the National Order of Mapungubwe (Silver) ‘for his dedication and excellent contribution to the field of science and medicine, locally and internationally; and for his contribution to the building of democracy in South Africa. He is an outstanding academic and a pioneer of transformation in higher education.’



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Anthony Govender
Founder and CEO of ASI

Anthony Govender, better known as the ‘boardroom activist’ of the Financial Services Industry is the Founder and CEO of ASI. Anthony is passionate about breaking the generational cycle of poverty facedby millions of South Africans who are dependent on social grants and short-term debt. He is a disruptor who recognises the Financial Services Industry as a powerful lever for economic empowerment and transformation. This industry controls over six trillion rand of South Africans’ assets which has
significant influence on the economy.

ASI is South Africa’s largest black owned independent Financial Advisory Firm. Being a proudly South African level 1 BBBEE contributor to the economy, ASI is committed to driving transformation throughfinancial literacy, skills development and equity. Anthony serves as a corporate advisor to several organs of state, the ANC, multi-nationals and JSE listed organisations operating in Africa.



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Cas Coovadia
Managing Director
The Banking Association South Africa

Cas is currently the Managing Director at The Banking Association South Africa. He has played a central role in the negotiations leading to the signing of the Financial Sector Charter.

Cas is the immediate past chairman of The Johannesburg Civic Theatre and Vice-Chairperson of the Trust for Urban Housing Finance. He is also Chairperson of the National Business Initiative and 1st Deputy Chairman of the African Union for Housing Finance and also serves on the Board of the Centre for Development and Enterprise. He is also the First Deputy-President of the International Union for Housing Finance, the President of the International Banking Federation (IBFed). He serves as a Council member of the University of Witwatersrand. He is also on the board of the Nepad Business Foundation and the Board of Business Unity South Africa. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the CEO Initiative.



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Dr Thabo Mashongoane

Thabo worked in the automotive industry in the early 80s as a Fitter and Turner apprentice, quality assurance instructor and inspector for six years. He qualified as an artisan then moved to a technical college where he was employed as an instructor and a lecturer for the engineering trades and later became the head of division responsible for 16 different trades. Exposure to senior management experience started in 1997 as a Principal of a Technical College, as well as a manager for cluster of colleges for various portfolios such as Student Support Services, Human Resources, Linkages to Industry and Learnerships. He worked as the deputy Director in the FET-Policy Planning and curriculum development in the National Department of Education and was later appointed as the Executive Manager for the National Skills Authority (NSA) in the Department of Labour and transferred to the Department of Higher Education and Training in the same portfolio as the Acting Executive Officer. He is responsible for the coordination of the work of the NSA advising the Minister on strategic and policy matters including National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and the monitoring of performance and governance of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).

He holds a doctoral degree in educational management, masters’ degree in business administration, one degree, post-graduate diploma in M&E, one higher diploma and 5 diplomas, in qualifications ranging from technical background, educational, management, human resources, business management, and business administration.

He led and participated in labour movement in late 80s to early nineties and represented lecturers from the former Bophuthatswana Homeland during the change-over period to the new SA. He also actively participates in his community, church and sits on various councils including the Quality Council for Occupations and Trades (QCTO), NCP HRDC, SASCE, the Public Service Trainers’ Forum (PSTF) and few other councils



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Helen Botes
CEO of the Joburg Property Company

Helen Botes is the CEO of the Joburg Property Company, which she has headed since 2008. She has successfully repositioned the company by aggressively implementing the JPC Turnaround Strategy. In 2012 the City transferred the Metro Trading Company as well as its entire Facilities Management and Maintenance to her portfolio. She has managed the integration of these businesses to the JPC.

The company continues to post strong operational and financial performance. Some of the projects delivered during her tenure include the Soweto Theatre, The R1.3 billion Newtown Junction Mall, the Office Space Optimisation (OSO) programme budgeted at R12 billion . The JPC is the first municipality to deliver a fully reconciled asset register in the country of approximately 30, 000 land parcels.

Ms Botes developed and managed the transactional relationship for the City, which included fifteen bank accounts with various financial institutions. She also led the management, the compilation and consolidation of the prospectus of the City’s first listed bonds on the Bond Exchange of South Africa which raised R1 billion for the City. She also led the prospectus of the City’s first Domestic Medium Term Note.

Ms Botes holds a Masters in Business, and various financial qualifications. She is strongly committed to continuous education for her and her staff, as well as the transformation of the property industry.



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Adam Craker
CEO | IQbusiness

Adam leads the largest independent management consulting firm in South Africa. He joined IQbusiness in September 2009 and was appointed CEO in November 2010.

Adam is an ardent lobbyist for government and business collaboration, though he places the emphasis on education and enterprise development as key ingredients to drive an inclusive future for all South Africans.

Adam has forged strong partnerships between IQbusiness and various NGOs and social enterprises, such as SmartStart, TomorrowTrust, Harambee and Partners for Possibility, to act as catalysts for positive trends in education. Some of his other major milestones in terms of encouraging shared prosperity for all includes the creation of the forum and the accompanying annual research report that identifies 5 key pillars for growth.

Under Adam’s leadership, IQbusiness is a founding partner of the CEOSleepOutTM. This, together with Adam’s “End the #NationalShutUp” campaign; his work with the Presidential CEO Initiative; and the establishment of the National Mentorship Movement, are ensuring positive impact in ESD and other areas. Recognition of IQbusiness as a Certified B Corporation, positions Adam and his team as leaders in a new social narrative.

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Marcia Mayaba
Dealer Principal
Barloworld GM Johannesburg
(Passenger/Isuzu LCV)

Born in Orlando East, and raised by a single mother, Marcia Mayaba had to rise to the occasion when her mother died of breast cancer in 1995. Marcia was 21 years old. She had to drop out of University – whilst studying her 2nd year BA Law and entered the job market in order to raise her two younger sisters.

The motor industry in 1997 gave Marcia her ‘lucky’ break. With no employment history nor experience, Marcia was appointed as a Trainee at Barmot Truck Hire in Cleveland, now known as (Avis Barloworld Truck Rental). This is where Marcia cut her teeth into learning the ropes regarding Passenger vehicle and Commercial transport in South Africa. Marcia worked her way up to Management level at Avis and obtained her qualification on Road Transport from the then Rand Afrikaanse University, now known as University of Johannesburg. After 10 years of employment with Avis, Marcia decided to explore the motor industry even further by venturing into the Car Rental space. Marcia was appointed as the National Operations Manager for Value Car Rental.

Marcia’s entire employment history in the motor industry has been coupled with being head hunted for every opportunity, accompanied with all positions being labeled as “FIRST BLACK FEMALE MOMENTS”. In every company and position she held as well as the industry as a whole.

After experiencing Car Rental, Marcia’s eagerness grew in the motor industry, with a hunger to explore various channels within the sector.

Marcia was head hunted by Imperial Fleet Services now called Eqstra Fleet Management and was appointed as Support Services Manager, a position Marcia assumed with ease. In no time, senior Management recognized Marcia’s potential and was given an opportunity to study a business management course at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Programme for Management Development (PMD). After successful completion, Marcia was promoted as General Manager – Operations and was appointed to the Managing Director’s Executive Committee.

Having experienced truck and car rental, logistics, fleet management, Marcia gained a further interest and was keen to be exposed into the retail space of the motor industry.

Marcia was head hunted in 2009 by the Managing Director of Imperial Lindsay Saker. Subsequent to a year of interviews and discussions, Marcia declined the offer to be appointed as Dealer Principal for one of the VW branches. Reason being, Marcia had no experience in the retail space, and failure was not an option. Marcia requested that she be trained first before assuming such a role in order to ensure success.

Having excelled at Eqstra Fleet Management, Imperial Lindsay Saker employed Marcia as a Trainee Dealer Principal, a first in the history of the organization. Marcia focused and used the opportunity to learn and was appointed as the

first black female Dealer Principal for Volkswagen/Audi SA, Imperial Auto and Lindsay Saker in the country.

Marcia led the team from the front and took the business from good to great. Taking the business to the next level and literally shooting the lights out. Managing and Leading the smallest branch in the Lindsay Saker Group, resulted in the team achieving the highest of accolades making HISTORY.

Lindsay Saker Alberton won Dealership of the year for the first time ever 2012-2013, 2013-2014 financial years. Both financial years under the leadership of Marcia Mayaba. Beating 16 other dealerships within the group.

Marcia Mayaba was further acknowledged by Volkswagen SA for winning the highest accolade at the Grand Prix Awards 2013 and 2014 – Club of Excellence Award. The first black female to win this coveted award and Marcia currently holds this record and is yet to be joined by other black female Dealer Principals within the Volkswagen network, to date.

Marcia has also sparked media interest and has been featured in the Sunday Times Magazine, Destiny Man magazine, Soul Magazine, Local Newspapers, Radio interviews (Kaya fm, Radio 2000, Radio 702), Television show Against All Odds – Mpho Lakaje and recently involved in a show called KICKING DOORS on CNBC AFRICA by S’bu Leope.

Marcia is passionate about the advancement of women in the motor industry. Transformation and Change is moving at a snail pace and Marcia has positioned herself to be at the forefront of the change and transformation journey.

Marcia chaired the Imperial Group Transformation Committee on which the Group Chief Executive Officer – Phillip Michaux was a part of.

Marcia was appointed as Dealer Principal at Barloworld GM Bruma – a position she held since July 2016 to end September 2017 – the dealership has since closed as a result of the GMSA announcement to exit SA.

Effective October 2017 – Marcia has assumed responsibility as Dealer Principal for Barloworld GM Johannesburg (Passenger/Isuzu LCV).



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Remo Moyo
Divisional Executive Corporate & Investment Banking

Remo is an Investment Banker currently holding the responsibility of Divisional Executive for Client Coverage at Nedbank CIB. He is responsible for the Public Sector Division and Strategic Business Unit (SBU). Remo leads a team of 30 Investment Bankers who have a responsibility for originating investment banking opportunities including but not limited to: Long term lending, working-capital funding, expansion funding, acquisition financing. These portfolios comprise of headcount of circa 30 people.

Remo’s portfolios includes the following sectors:

  • Energy and Water;
  • Fiscals & Telecommunication
  • Aviation and Transport.
  • SBU
  • Tender Management Office

Prior to joining Nedbank, Remo held the position of Director Client Relationships at Standard Chartered; Director Origination at Barclays Capital up until the merger with ABSA; Prior to that Remo had started his Investment Banking career with Citi-Group out of Johannesburg for a period of 3 years. This role entailed covering Investment Banking opportunities in SADC Region working closely with the London Investment Banking Product Teams.




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Paula Quinsee
South African Entrepreneur, Coach, Speaker, Mentor, and Author

Paula Quinsee is a South African Entrepreneur, Coach, Speaker, Mentor, and Author. She is a certified Imago Educator and Professional Facilitator and NLP Life Coach. As a Life Coach, Paula helps people discover the direction that they want to head down in their lives and help them design strategic goals that’ll ensure that they get there effortlessly. Paula holds a BBA Marketing Degree with over 15 years’ experience in the Marketing and Advertising field in a corporate environment having worked at companies such as Standard Bank, Nedbank and KFC. She is author of a self-help guide ‘Embracing Conflict’ which is filled with practical tools and insights for personal growth.



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Petrus Hendrik Ferreira
CEO and Director
MicroFinance South Africa (MFSA)

• BA (Hons) Sociology – University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (1981)
• MBA – University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa (1990)
• Boulder Programme in Microfinance, Colorado, USA (2004)
• Programme in Strategic Leadership for Microfinance –
Harvard Business School, Boston, USA (2006)
• Institute of Directors Southern Africa: Certified Director (2010)

• CEO and Director:
o MicroFinance South Africa (MFSA) (2003)
• Counsellor:
o Credit Ombud (2013)
• Vice Chairperson:
o Payment System Stakeholder Forum for Early Debit Orders (PSSF)
• Member:
o Expert group of the review of the National Payment Systems Act
o National Payment System Strategy Body (NPSSB) (South African Reserve Bank) (2008)
o National Credit Industry Steering Committee (NISC)(2013)
o Credit Industry Forum (CIF/NCR) (2013)
o Steerco for Authenticated Collections PASA (2013)
o Manco South African Credit Risk and Reporting Association (2017)

• Chairperson:
o Payment System Stakeholder Forum for Early Debit Orders (PSSF) (2007-2016)
• Counsellor:
o Banking Sector Education & Training Authority (BANKSETA) (2004 – 2012)
o National Debt Mediation Association (NDMA)
• Member:
o Voluntary Debt Mediation Service Project (VDMS)
• Head of Sales & Marketing:
o Anchorfin (1999 – 2001)
• Sales Manager:
o ABSA Flexibank (2001 – 2003)

• PASA award for recognition of contribution, 2016
• BANKSETA Fact Finding Mission Workshops (Singapore, Sweden & Denmark), 2017




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Sharmla Chetty
President, Africa & Global Managing Director, Europe for Duke Corporate Education

Sharmla Chetty is President, Africa & Global Managing Director, Europe for Duke Corporate Education.  In this role she leads CRM, advisory and the building of client organizations’ strategic capacity and capabilities. Sharmla has experience working in financial services, healthcare and mining in various regions, including Africa, China, Europe, USA and India. Sharmla is the recipient of the 2016 Award for Entrepreneurial and Academic Excellence in Africa.



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Busisiwe Radebe

Nedbank Ltd

Busi started out her career with economics consultancy Genesis analytics, before stints as an economics reporter with a business news channel, a short period with the South African Competition Commission’s policy and research unit and as assistant economist with Renaissance Capital (formerly Barnard Jacobs Mellet).

She holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of Johannesburg and an honours degree from the University of Stellenbosch. Her interests include monetary and development economics.


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Christa Bonnet
Chief Executive Officer and founder of The Difference Makers Group of Companies

Christa’s life philosophy is simple: to Empower, to Inspire and to Make a Difference. All this is done on the foundation to awaken people to lead with love. She fulfils a variety of roles including that of mother, social entrepreneur, business owner and consultant, author, qualified coach, mentor, and Facilitator in Strategic Financial Management for the MBAs at Regenesys Business School. She is in her 5th year of her PhD Student in Organizational Leadership with the specialization on Ecclesial Leadership in Business. Christa is a specialist in Enterprise and Supplier Development and global best practices in leadership development. She focuses on Social and Economic Innovation in terms of targeted procurement and localization strategies, capacity building and implementation through creating a unique Value Proposition for stakeholders. She is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of The Difference Makers Group of Companies, focusing on the empowerment of female entrepreneurs and prisoner rehabilitation in the NPO as well as leadership development and strategic work in terms of Enterprise and Supplier Development in TDM International.



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Lize Moldenhauer
Managing Director/Principle, Omni HR Consulting

Lize is currently the Managing Director for Omni HR Consulting. Lize formed the company with fellow Directors in 2009 and the company continues to grow under her entrepreneurial leadership.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the learning and development field with specific focus on occupationally learning in the workplace.  This is achieved by providing business and people development solutions through training and consulting services.  Lize and the Omni team live by the motto of ‘Creating standards others are drawn too’, thus enabling the building of relationships across various sectors and size of organizations



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Tebogo Molapisane
Strategy Consultant; Kezia Consulting Group

Tebogo Molapisane is a serial entrepreneur with interests in private equity, consulting, business process outsourcing (BPO), human capital management and social justice. He is a Strategy Consultant at Kezia Consulting Group PTY, Founder and Chairman of Spirit Dominion Foundation and Advisory Board member at BLDE Consulting PTY.

Tebogo is former CEO and Board Director of Business Processing Enabling South Africa (BPESA). Prior to which he was Non-Executive Director at the Western Cape chapter of BPESA and a consultant to the BPO industry specializing in stakeholder management, capability building, performance improvement and talent management. Tebogo has experience in Financial Services having spent 15 years in 3 of the big 4 players in South African banking industry as well as one of the largest insurers.

In addition to private equity activities, Tebogo enjoys spending time helping companies Outsource non-core functions and offshoring to one of the top BPO destinations in the world: South Africa. He has also worked in Fast Moving

Consumer Goods (FMCG), Insurance, Banking (Retail Banking, Mass Affluent, Private Banking and Banking Operations), Retail Financial Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

His specialty is leading people using executive coaching to co-create and implement within the teams he leads. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Tebogo further read for International Executive Development Programme with Gordon Institute of Business Science and Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), The Netherlands.


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Ryland Fisher
Founder of the Cape Town Festival

Ryland Fisher has more than 35 years of experience in the media industry, but he has also worked in government, corporates and civil society. He is former Editor of the Cape Times and The New Age. He is the author of Race, published 2007 and Making the Media Work for You (2002). He is founder of the Cape Town Festival, part of the One City, Many Cultures project. He has edited several publications for Topco Media.


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Phillip Tshikotshi
Associate Vice President & Head HR: Aegis Outsourcing South Africa

Phillip is a highly motivated Human Resources executive with more than 14 years’ experience in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Before joining the Human Resources space, Phillip occupied various management roles in the Contact Centre division both in the public & private sector.

His current role as an HR Executive is to champion the people and culture strategy for all the Aegis sites in South Africa while also serving as one of the Executive Committee (EXCO) members for the organization.

Phillip is passionate about talent development and invests most of his time in mentoring young leaders as well as driving the succession planning strategy. During his spare time, his calendar is usually booked for motivational speaking to aspire young entrepreneurs.

Phillip has won several global awards including “Model BPO Centre HR” and “Inclusions of Persons with Disabilities” for Aegis Outsourcing South Africa.