SBA Crush Wednesday – Vusi Thembekwayo

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SBA Crush Wednesday – Vusi Thembekwayo

Currently, Mr. Vusi Thembekwayo is the CEO of a boutique investment & advisory firm in Africa. Leading by example, his firm forces medium, large and listed businesses into much needed, often painful, always lucrative new directions.[1]

Mr. Vusi Thembekwayo has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of RBA Holdings Ltd. since May 14, 2013. Mr. Thembekwayo has already collected numerous accolades and awards as businessperson, entrepreneur and international public speaker. Mr. Thembekwayo completed a PDBA and a course on advanced valuation techniques with the Gordon Institute of Business Science and completed a Management Acceleration Programme (Cum Laude) with the Wits Business School. His speaking achievements include the international hit talk “The Black Sheep” which he delivered to the Top 40 CEOs in Southern Africa, addressing the Australian Houses of Parliament and speaking at the British House of Commons. To add to this, Vusi speaks in 4 of the 7 continents over 350 000 people each year.[2]

So let’s begin… Vusi is a disruptor.
At 25 he ran a R400mn division in a R17bn multi-national and today is widely regarded as one of the most disruptive forces in venture capital in Africa. He was amongst the youngest directors of a listed company in South Africa and now serves on several boards.

Having graced the covers of Entrepreneur Magazine, with features on Forbes and Inc500, his social media engagement often mirrors that of a Rockstar.

Vusi is a consummate speaking professional! On and off stage. He doesn’t just talk business – he lives it. For real, he walks, talks and breathes it! You see he does more than simply inspire revolution, he’s the guy that initiates it. 
He has been the catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and sales.

A staggering 21 global cities have experienced Vusi. Oh and add New York, London, Paris, Lagos, Jersey, Guernsey, Rio de Janeiro, Dar es Salaam, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Colombo, Nairobi, Kampala, San Francisco to the list.

That’s what you get when you talk about things that make perfect sense.

Vusi lives his life out loud and challenges himself to accomplish one terrifying thing every year.[1]

Save for his busy schedule, Vusi Thembekwayo is a family man and this fact was verified with his union with a woman who Vusi prefers to keep private and personal. According to reports, he is blessed with a so(Vusumuzi Nathaniel Thembekwayo III.) and daughter (Amahle Thembekwayo) and his marriage has been out of the limelight since he got married in 2009 as it has been controversy-free so far.[3] 

His business and personal life truly is worth one to be emulated by all public speakers in Africa and beyond!

Do check out his YouTube channel to see him action, oh and don’t forget to bring a notebook and pen along because it’s going to be loaded with insights!

Have a super productive day!





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