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Speaker Biographies
Dr. Yvonne Muthien – Group Executive, Corporate Affairs – MTN Group

Dr Yvonne Muthien is Group Executive: Corporate Affairs of MTN Group Ltd, a leading telecommunications company, with 9 companies operating in 10 countries. She was previously Director of the South African Democracy Education Trust, an oral historical project launched by President Thabo Mbeki. Detailed Biography

Mr. Simon Bailey – Founder of the Imagination Institute, Florida, USA

Simon T Bailley is an internationally known speaker, author and consultant and a leading authority in helping individuals and organizations release their brilliance. He is the founder of the Imagination Institute Inc. Detailed Biography

Mr. Stanley Subramoney – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Price Waterhouse Coopers

Stanley Subramoney, BCompt (Hons) CA (SA), is joint Deputy CEO and a member of the Executive Committee of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Southern Africa. Prior to that he was part of the firm's national team involved in mergers and capital raising, corporate advisory, listings, deal structuring and black empowerment initiatives. Detailed Biography

Ms. Evelyn Mungai – President, All Africa Business Women’s Association , Kenya

Evelyn Mungai is President of the All African Businesswomen's Association (AABA). She is a leading champion of women's economic empowerment. She was the first woman member of the All Africa Business Round Table, a high-profile private sector body that operates throughout the continent. Detailed Biography

Ms. Helen Nicholson – Director, HIRS

Helen Nicholson studied to be an Accountant at Wits University and has evolved into a passionate entrepreneur. Helen specialises in personal branding, marketing one's business and in helping women expand and develop their business networks. Detailed Biography

Ms. Joyce R. Aryee – Chief Executive Officer, The Ghana Chamber of Mines

Joyce Aryee ( BA Hons and Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration) is Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines. She was formerly Minister of State in that country. She is also a Management & Communication Consultant and a Professional Counsellor. Detailed Biography

Ms. Ntombifuthi Temperance Mtoba – Chairman of the Board, Deloitte

Ms Mtoba joined Deloitte & Touche in 1988 and is now a Partner in the Financial Institutions Team, the first black woman to be so appointed among the leading South African accounting firms. Detailed Biography

Chief Michael Ade Ojo – Chief Executive Officer, Elizade Group, Nigeria

Chief (Dr) Michael Ade-Ojo is the Executive Chairman of the Elizade Group in Nigeria, a position he has held since 1971. Companies in the Group are Elizade (Nigeria) Limited, Odua Creations Limited, Classic Motors Limited ad Crown Drinks Limited. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and has graduated from a number of special courses, such as the Lagos Business School's Chief Executive programme. Detailed Biography

Dr. Eben Botha – Head: Business Services, Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Stellenbosch.

Eben Botha is Head: Leadership and Organisation Development at the University of Stellenbosch Business School - Executive Development. He is involved in designing and delivering strategic leadership interventions based on an organisation development model to facilitate transformation for continuous improvement. He holds an MComm (Business Management) from RAU. Detailed Biography

Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah – Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has been Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation since 2003. He has 25 years' unique experience in advising governments, multinational corporations, international banks and multilateral organisations. From 1994-1997 he was Ghana's Ambassador to the USA and Mexico. Other positions include Minister of Communications in Ghana (1997-1998), Acting Minister of Mines & Energy (1999), and Minister of Education (1998-2001). Detailed Biography

Dr. Kedibone Letlaka-Rennert, Ph.D – Chairman, Phambili Strategies & Solutions International

Dr Letlaka-Rennart, PhD, is Chairman of Phambili Strategies & Solutions International in the USA. Her first psychology degrees were from Rhodes University, and she studied for her doctorate at George Washington University in the USA. Detailed Biography

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele – Chair of Circle Capital Ventures

Mamphela Ramphele is the Chairperson of Circle Capital Ventures, a new black empowerment company. She also chairs the Global Commission on International Migration. Detailed Biography

Dr. Namane Magau - Businesswomen's Association of South Africa

Dr. Namane Magau is President of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa. She was a member of the executive team at the SABC as Director of group human capital services. She is currently Managing Director of her own consulting company, Business and Development Solutions. Detailed Biography

Dr. Patrick Utomi – Professor, Lagos Business School

Pat Utomi is a Professor of Social, Political and Economic Environment of Business and Director of the Centre for Applied Economics at the Lagos Business School of Pan African University. His background is in Management, Management Consulting, Government and Academia. Detailed Biography

Dr. Renate Volpe – Director, HIRS

Dr Renate Volpe was a Divisional Director at the Chamber of Mines (1986 - 1995). She co-founded the largest mental health structure in S.A. Detailed Biography

Mr Reuel Khoza – Chairman, Nepad Foundation

Reuel Khoza is Chairman of Eskom Holdings Ltd. He was appointed in 1994, the year that ushered in a new era, both for Eskom and for South Africa as a whole. His primary task was to lead the utility's transformation, which has prospered under his guidance. Detailed Biography

Mr. Andrew Fasedemi – CEO, Wisdom Keys Group (Pty) Ltd

Andrew began his education in Birmingham, England and attended an American International School. In 1984 Andrew was awarded a triple Honours degree in Economics, Communications and Politics, from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Detailed Biography

Mr. Bryan Hattingh – Chief Executive Officer, Cycan

Bryan Hattingh, CEO of Cycan, is an entrepreneur and executive coach. Cycan enables its clients to accelerate their strategic and personal management. He has spent the last 20 years setting up and running groups and companies within independent yet complementary lines of business, focusing on leadership development and transformation and strategic talent management. Detailed Biography

Mr. Charles Kebuchi – Chairman, Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Ltd

Kenyan Charles Ngare Kebuchi obtained a BA Hons in London and a Management Diploma from the University of Wisconsin in the USA. Detailed Biography

Mr. Herman Mashaba Chairman, Leswikeng

February 1985 the first bottle of Black Like Me products hit the South African market. Business started with three other partners and wife with a R30 000 loan, in a 200sm SBDC units in Ga-Rankuwa, in the then homeland of Bophuthatswana. Detailed Biography

Mr. Jonathan Cook – Director: Executive Development , Gordon Institute of Business Science

Jonathan Cook is a Senior Lecturer at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg, and Director of the School's Partnership in African Leadership, teaching courses in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness and personal development. Detailed Biography

Mr. Malcolm Hewitt - Managing Director of Barclays Bank PLC

Malcolm Hewitt is Managing Director of Barclays Bank PLC, sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean. He leads 7 000 people in nine countries serving customers in the retail and corporate sectors. Detailed Biography

Mr. Thulani Gcabashe – Chief Executive, Eskom

As Chief Executive of Eskom Holdings Ltd, Thulani Gcabashe is a powerful advocate of meaningful black empowerment, both in South Africa and across the continent. Detailed Biography

Ms. Mpho Letlape – Divisional Managing Director, Human Resources, Eskom

Mpho Letlape is Managing Director of Human Resources at Eskom, where her goal is to fine-tune each individual who works for the organisation through training and mentorship. Detailed Biography

Ms. Nozipho Sithole – General Manager, Security and Ports, National Ports Authority (NPA)

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Prof. Nick Binedell – Gibs Business School, Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science

Nick Binedell is the Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, which was established by the University of Pretoria in 2000. Detailed Biography

Dr. Ken Kwaku – Special Adviser to the president of Tanzania

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