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Nkulumo Hopewell Sibanda

Nickname: 'Hope'

Dedicated Distribution Sales Manager Value Group

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

I am a well experienced sales and marketing guy with over 18 years of experience. I specialise in market analysis, research and general business administration. My focus is mainly to link the global trends to the overall organisational strategy and performance and how best a company can achieve its goals in the given volatile world.

Contact details

M: 083 524 6668

Business Address

Essex Rd, Germiston, South Africa, 1401

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Dedicated Distribution Sales Manager | Key Accounts | Value Logistics
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - present

Transportation and Logistics

I look after the entire sales function and acquiring new customers that are in line with our business strategy for the division. This entails research, market analysis and general business adminstration. Customer satifaction is a priority we strive for as a company and we continuously seek solutions in line with our customer business.

Previous Position(s)

Key Accounts Manager | Tube and Pipe | Robor (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - 2011

Manufacturing and Industrial

Looking after all our major accounts and making sure that we supply steel products to spec as per customer requirements. Analysing business viability and Return on Investments for the division. Conflict management and stakeholder value comes as an obvious task.

Senior External Sales Rep | Sales and Marketing | Bearings International Proprietary Ltd
Witbank, South Africa | 1998 - 2004

Building, Construction and Engineering

General running duties of a branch as well as servicing the Automotive, Energy and Mining sectors in both Witbank and Johannesburg.

Kitchen Manager | Spur Group (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1995 - 1998


Manage the day today order of stock and make sure replenishment is done in accordance to demand. Manage all staff related issues and general customer service.

Educational history


Stellenbosch University

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - 2011

Master Class in Strategy - Strategy

Management College of Southern Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - 2007

MBA - Marketing and Business management

Southern Business College

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2000 - 2001

National Diploma Business Manegement - Marketing

Damelin college

Witbank, South Africa | 1999 - 1999

Sales and Marketing - Sales and Marketing



Distinction in Sales and Marketing | 1999

Achieved top awards while studying through Damelin (Witbank) coming top out of a class of 25.

Shortlist and nomination

Best store Manager of the year | 1996

Nominated as the best store manager of the year at Spur and went on to win it.

media exposure

Sunday Times, Leader Magazine, Automotive Industry magazine and member | 1994

Been actively reading and participating in these media sources and continue to do so to enhance my understanding of global trends and their impact on business.

Competitive Accomplishments

First Place | Athletics | 1988

I was the best sprinter at secondary school for both 200m and 100m and went on to represent the province.

Academic Achievements

Sales and Marketing certificate, Diploma in Business management, MBA and an executive course in Master Class in Strategy. | 1999

These have been daunting tasks of sheer determination to make sure I become well equipped and competent to tackle life and business hardships.

Other Achievements

Best Actor | 1987

The main actor at school fell sick and I was chosen to fill his shoes on a day's notice. When the play was presented on stage the following day, I was chosen as the best actor of the day having portrayed the leading character with a compelling performance.



MBA associations

Member, 2004 - present

Actively participate in academic related issues and articles that add value to the general improvement of knowledge. I am a mentor to 3 mentees who want to see themselves excel in their academic career.


Rich Grove Body Corporate

Chairman and member, 2009 - present

Help with the day to day running of the complex to make sure it is sustainable financially and socially as is stipulated in the Sectional Title Rules and Regulations.

Other Activities

Reading, jogging and mentoring

Member, 1990 - present

I actively keep fit by reading autobiographies and articles that relate to global issues. I also enjoy TV channels that stimulate creative thinking like the, " The weakest link".


Fiona Feitag

"Looking at the young man at work would give you satisfaction that he is destined for success." - 1996

Eddie Collins

"When I interviewed the young man, I felt he had a more rounded personality and his communication skills were second to none. I hired him immediately." - 2006

Mannie Hugo

"I have mentored the young man to be a genius who can hold his own in business issues and general management." - 2004

Trace Nel

"Hope represents a few well spoken African men with no chip on the shoulder." - 2000

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