“I believe that Africa’s greatest opportunity for development lies in the continent’s human capital advantage”
If you’re looking for a seasoned moderator that can moderate presidential and executive level conversations on global stage; you’ve come to the right place! I moderate conversations with global impact. Simply put: I help smart people have simple conversations that make the world a better place. The work that I’ve done extends from global bodies like the World Bank, UN Women, the International Labor Organisation, and a range of blue-chip companies across the world.
My love for conversation also spills into academia. As a member of faculty for Duke Corporate Education and Duke University I’m also afforded an opportunity to teach and facilitate leadership insights for high performance teams and organisations across Africa. I believe that Africa’s greatest opportunity for development lies in the continent’s human capital advantage. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to fuse conversation and leadership to create immersive learning experiences that have deep neurological impact.
My love for conversation also finds expression in my work as a broadcaster. I am grateful for the numerous awards that my team and I have received in recognition of the work we do in telling the African business story through the lens of women, young people, and emerging business. I am proud and unapologetic about leveraging both radio and television platforms to advocate for the inclusion of youth and women in the African economy.
I am appreciative of all the opportunities I have had to work deeply in African markets including spearheading the Tata Group’s Corporate Communications and Branding portfolio in 13 African countries in 2012.
I would not be able to surface the deep insights that I am able to without the experience of working within government in South Africa. Joining The Presidency in 2006 has stood me in good stead to understand the workings of government and the developmental agenda that drives the realization of the aspirations of our societies.
I have had the privilege of being invited into the following leadership fellowships and continue to value the global and continental networks that these relationships afford me:
- The Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA),
- the Aspen Institute’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI),
- African Leadership Institute (AFLI) Archbishop Tutu fellowship, and
- a Mandela 100 Leader of the future.
I am thankful for the academic opportunities that have stretched and challenged both my mind and my lens of the world.
- MA: International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London
- MPhil: Development Finance (cum laude), Stellenbosch Business School
- B(Hons): International Relations, University of Pretoria
- BPolsci: Political Science, University of Pretoria