With almost two decades of track record of working at senior executive levels in big corporates and foreign common-wealth office(FCO), I possess extensive international experience and have hosted; facilitated and led successful Inward & Outward Trade Missions; CSI; Stakeholder Engagement and Change Management; Enterprise Development; Foreign Direct Investment plus Mergers and Acquisitions.
I have worked for several companies based mainly in Gauteng and Western Cape. My areas of specialisation have been project focused and mainly in Branding; Business Development; Corporate Social Investment (CSI); Communications & Marketing. I have had the privilege of working in projects not only in South Africa but also in SADC; Mexico; Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK). My business acumen covers industries like Engineering; ICT; Financial Services; Healthcare; Food & Beverage; Agriculture; Chemicals; Tourism & Mining etc. In my understanding of PFMA – I have contributed quite significantly as part of the following committees: Top Management; Tender portfolio and Business Development. Moreover, I have pioneered mentorship programmes for the graduate placement candidates; black economic empowerment policy forums and employment equity forums in various organisations.
More than a decade ago, I received extensive commercial training through the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office in the UK. In 2005, I successfully facilitated and led trade missions from the UK to do scoping visit in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. I presented papers abroad with regard to SA – Security and Fire issues, as part of Investment Promotion. I consistently up skill myself and have qualifications as the Business strategy Executive Coach on Leadership Development – Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and have had some training with other institutions prior to that.
I have practised and demonstrated high competence as an Executive Coach. Amongst my achievements, I have been a non-Executive Director of the British Chamber. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (majored: Economics & Industrial Psychology) plus Post Graduate diploma in Marketing in 2000, UNISA. I also completed short courses on Project Management and have attended extensive business management programmes on infrastructure development with the Consulting Engineering South Africa (CESA). As a Partner at Change Partners, I hold membership of COMENSA and The Global Coaching Partnership (TGCP).