Vusi Thembakwayo is a venture capitalist, a renowned Global Speaker, an author and a Business Mogul who has succesfully built and transformed business across Africa.

Shifting your organisation into a new way, new way of working, of thinking and of being is amongst the most complex managements tasks in the world today. More complex than the task of managing large scale disruption and change is finding a trusted advisor to aid your efforts. Where do you find a trusted advisor that has themselves walked the path of change and disruption? An advisor that has seen organisations get it right and woefully, others get it wrong from inside the boardroom.

Vusi Thembakwayo

When you are looking to make a shift in the way your organisation, thinks, works and create values then don’t need a management theorist. You need a trusted sage with the scars of business war to speak you through the journey. If you are not disrupting today, you are being disrupted. There is no middle ground.

Vusi is many things. From a maverick, a leadership genius, a petrol head, a familly man, a self-made millionaire to a dragon. Most importantly, Vusi is f%&king great…no scratch that, he’s f%$king AMAZING as Sir Bob Geldof once put it.

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.

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

Global Speaker

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 Thembakwayo

Keynote Talks:


Middle-aged men (whose pants couldn’t seem to hold their rear waistline) were dispatched by logistics company to collect the goods at the factory-floor and deliver them to the local retailer.

Cannibalise The Core

Beyond Chaos: Change is happening everywhere around us. Today, the amount of processing data you have in your microwave is more than the 64kb Neil Armstrong & NASA used to land on the moon.


The key to surviving change is to understand why you probably won’t.

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