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Themba Khumalo

Nickname: 'Rev TK'

Senior Global Commercial Marketing Executive

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

Themba is a seasoned marketing executive, with both local and international experience. He has worked in bluechip marketing companies across FMCG, telecommunications, tourism and investments. Themba brings a unique combination of commercial analytics, brand strategy creativity and business entrepreneurial solution-making. Themba has a rare ability to build highly effective marketing teams. He recently was ordained a pastor in Alleluia Ministries International, and is resident pastor of its Midrand Branch. This allows Themba to bring a unifying energy to teams that inspires, builds forward momentum and produces superior commercial outputs.

Contact details

O: 012 642 1496

M: 0817778000

Business Address

Centurion 0046, Centurion, South Africa, 0046

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Managing Executive: Mobile Marketing | Telkom Mobile | TELKOM SA SOC LTD
Centurion, South Africa | September 2012 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

- Commercial Strategy: short, medium and long term
- Commercial Partnerships Negotiations
- Marketing Strategy
- Commercial Product Development and Management
- Product CVP Development and Campaign Structure
- Integrated Go-To-Market
- Customer Lifetime Value Management
- Usage Revenue Optimisation
- Executive Leadership
- People Development

Previous Position(s)

Managing Partner | Corpvest (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, South Africa | 2006 - 2012

Consulting and Project Management

- Business Strategy
- Marketing and Communications Strategy
- Organisational Optimisation Strategy
- Entrepreneurial Ventures

Global Chief Marketing Officer | Global | South African Tourism
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2003 - 2006

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

- Tourism Growth Strategy Business Targets
- Global Brand Repositioning
- Global Marketing Strategy
- Country Marketing Strategies and Plans [USA, Brazil / UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands / China, Japan, India, Australia / Kenya, Nigeria, UAE, Southern Africa, South Africa ]
- Global Creative and Communications Development, with customisation guidelines for each market
- Alignment to Brand South Africa and guidelines of the International Relations Policy of the Government of the Republic of South Africa
- Guidelines and Leadership 9rather than directives) to the Provincial Tourism Authorities within South Africa

Commercial Marketing Director | Commercial Marketing | Cell C
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2003

ICT and Telecommunications

- Launching and establishing the Cell C Brand
- Building the Marketing Capability: Team, Processes, Systems, and demonstrating its organisational value
- Marketing share growth
- Commercial Product Development, Management and Innovation

General Manager: Brand | Marketing and Sales | MTN South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2000 - 2001

ICT and Telecommunications

Extending the MTN Brand from an niche urban brand to a Mass Appeal Brand without losing its urban core market

Senior Brand Manager: Sprite | Consumer Marketing | The Coca-Cola Company
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1997 - 1999

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

- Senior Brand Manager: Diet Colas - Discontinued Diet Coke and launched Coke Light
- Executive Assistant to the Consumer Marketing Director
- Divisional Consumer Strategy Manager - establishing a Segmentation and insights-led approach to marketing rather than a brand-push approach
- Senior Brand Manager: Sprite - Iconic Youth Brand Marketing

Senior Brand Manager: Surf | Marketing | Unilever
Durban, South Africa | 1992 - 1997

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Classical Marketing - Perfecting the science and art of world class marketing mastery

- Marketing Assistant: Household Cleaners
- Sales Rep: Pick 'n Pay, (OK) Shoprite Checkers, Independent Wholesalers - Centurion and Pretoria Region
- Assistant Brand Manager: Omo
- Brand Manager: Surf
- Senior Brand Manager Surf

Educational history


Salesian Boys High School, Manzini, Swaziland (1992)


University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2013 - present

Master of Arts in ICT Policy and Regulation - Regulatory Impact on ICT Innovation

Edinburgh Business School (EBS) (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 1996 - present

Masters - Marketing, Masters - Organisational Behaviour - Business Administration

University of Swaziland

Manzini, Swaziland | 1988 - 1992

Bachelor of Arts in Law - Law


Other Achievements

Author of a book 'From Spirit To Body' | 2012

This is a Gospel Publication which speaks about the need to define yourself based on the content of the Innerman, and then to live from the inside out, rather than from the outside in

Author of a book 'From Spirit To Body' | 2012

This is a Gospel Publication which speaks about the need to define yourself based on the content of the Innerman, and then to live from the inside out, rather than from the outside in



Alleluia Ministries International

Resident Pastor: Midrand Branch

Alleluia Ministries International is a Spirit-filled Charismatic Church headquartered in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa. It has 12 branches around Gauteng, 3 in Namibia, 7 in Angola, 1 in Lusaka Zambia, 2 in the DRC and 3 in Brazil. Alleluia Ministries caters for the spiritual growth needs of people of all races, genders and age brackets. We are called to conquer the world for Christ: We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

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