Co-Founder & CEO, Yugrow

Kele has 15 years of Management Consulting experience at a global leading firm – Accenture. As both Board Member and Managing Director, Kele had the privilege of working with leading organisations and gained insights into how organisations’ can architect for high performance, leveraging technology. Kele was responsible for the Innovation Services unit, where she worked…

Senior Financial Manager Nedbank Group

Senior Financial Manager Nedbank Group Dr Gideon Botha is a South African Chartered Accountant [CA (SA)] and currently a Senior Financial Manager at one of the big five commercial banks in South Africa. His primary objective is to achieve business growth for the bank’s home loan division. In 2019, the South African Institute of Chartered…

Co-founder of One Young Word

Co-founder of One Young Word Kate served as Chairman of the Havas group from 2006 to 2015 and as Global President from 2013. Working mainly in global roles, Kate became convinced of the importance of the roles of global institutions and global businesses in the certainty that what unites people is greater than geographical distance…

CEO of Investec Bank Limited

CEO of Investec Bank Limited Richard studied at UCT, where he obtained his B.Com (Honours: Fin Man), CTA and CA(SA). He worked for Price Waterhouse from 1985 to 1992 and this included two years in the Philadelphia, USA office. Richard then moved to NDH Bank Limited, where he worked for two years. Richard was founder shareholder of Circle…

Founder of Kaytee Professional Services and Master Spelling Bee

Founder of Kaytee Professional Services and Master Spelling Bee Nkateko Mathebula (Kaytee) is a Chartered Accountant and a keen entrepreneur. She is the founder of Kaytee Professional Services, an accounting business for SME’s, and Master Spelling Bee, a national spelling bee which promotes literacy in schools. She founded Cross Events which promotes events in the…

Chief Executive Officer at Nkululeko Leadership Consulting

Chief Executive Officer at Nkululeko Leadership Consulting Nonkululeko Gobodo is a chartered accountant and pioneering entrepreneur who went on to establish an auditing and advisory practice during the height of apartheid. She led a successful merger of two medium-sized black accounting firms. The firm grew to be the fifth-largest accounting firm in South Africa. Nonkululeko…

Former chief executive officer of the Investec Group

Former chief executive officer of the Investec Group Stephen is the former chief executive officer of the Investec Group.  Dual-listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Stephen was with Investec for 39 years in various capacities and CEO from 1996 to 2018. In 2017, Stephen was awarded an Honorary Doctor of…

Chief Digital Officer of Nimble Group

Chief Digital Officer of Nimble Group Swati Safeda is a young leader who brings optimism, enthusiasm and passion to everything she does. Her role requires her to learn fast and to keep up with ever-changing disruptive technologies. She is the youngest C-Suite leader in her company and the youngest board member of Nimble Collection Services.…

Digital Innovation Intrapreneur Lead at Standard Bank

Digital Innovation Intrapreneur Lead at Standard Bank Kevin began his professional career as an academic article clerk at the University of the Witwatersrand followed by audit articles at KPMG. After that, he joined Standard Bank Group in deal structuring investment banking where he was awarded the Mark of Excellence finalist prize. He is currently a…

Founder of Blockchain association in the Cayman Islands

Founder of Blockchain association in the Cayman Islands Petri Basson has embraced technology in his career and learned how to use the skills he learned as a CA(SA) in the new and exciting field of blockchain and digital assets. While he was doing his articles in South Africa, he obtained six certificates in IT and…