Vusi Thembekwayo 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.
We can start this introduction like they do on most websites. Vusi Thembekwayo is an acclaimed business mogul and global speaker. It is true. But that is not Vusi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Living out loud
Vusi lives his life out loud and challenges himself to accomplish one terrifying thing every year.
LEADING AT THE EDGE OF CHAOS
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.
BARBARIANS AT THE GATE
The key to surviving change is to understand why you probably won’t.
In an environment where knowledge is free, how do organisations maximise and coordinate people and capital resources for the ultimate goal in business: PROFIT.
- LEADING AT THE EDGE OF CHAOS
- BARBARIANS AT THE GATE