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Vusi Thembekwayo

The Rock Star of Speakers!


Born in Benoni

Motivational speakers, Keynote speakers & International speakers are not trained, they are born!

At the age of 17, Vusi was already ranked 1st in Africa for motivational speaking. As one of the best motivational speakers and keynote speakers alive today he has spoken in 4 of the 7 continents to over 250 000 people each year… and still counting! Motivational speakers and Keynote speakers globally have come to revere his talent and delivery style. A seasoned motivational speaker, companies and governments find him a dream to work with. His humour is the glue that binds some of his most diverse audiences in the world. His motivational speaking style is rich with jokes. A funny keynote speaker and hilarious motivational speaker; John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia called Vusi the “Rock Star of Public Speaking” and global strategist Clem Sunter said he was “simply reverting”.

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bookings@vusi.co.za

O: 011 312 7551


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Current Position(s)

Non-Executive Director | RBA HOLDINGS LTD
2013 - present

Non-Executive Director.
Chairman: Social & Ethics Committee.
Member: Audit & Risk Committee

Mandate: Part of the new leadership team charged with the turnaround of the business.


Managing Director | Watermark Advisory Ltd
2009 - present

Pan-African Strategy Lead Advisory
Boutique Corporate Finance:
Business Valuations (ring-fenced territories)
M&A Advisory
Capital Raising
IPOs


Global Business Speaker (Strategy. Sales. Leadership) | MOTIV8 Merchant Services
2002 - present

Business Speaker specialising on : Sales, Strategy & Leadership
Deliver to C-level executives.
Only research-based content.


Previous Position(s)

Director: New Markets & Structured Income | Metcash
2007 - 2010

Divisional Director reporting the GCEO
Achievements: Lead the growth of New markets business from R16million to R298million
Built the Structured Income business unit from R0 to R187million

Achieved the highest EBITDA within the group (for 2 years)


Executive Director | Uciko Capital & Advisory Ltd
2004 - 2007

Part of a group of partners that established Uciko Capital & Advisory Ltd.

Role:
Understudy to the CEO;
Manage the Research business unit;
Deliver research to business to inform advisory work and investment strategies;

Later:
Changed role to co-manage the Advisory business unit.
Achieved 82% growth in NOPLAT in the 18months.

Core focus areas:
Sales;
Marketing & Business development;
Developing a sales-system that equipped the sales team with higher closure ratio skills;
Oversee the Built-Project for the CRM architecture between Sales & Operations

Educational history

Secondary

Benoni High School (2003)

Tertiary

GIBS

Johannesburg | 2010 - 2010

Finance

Financial Modelling & Valuation Techniques

Insead

2010 - 2010

Corporate Finance (emphasis on Advanced Valuation) - Financial Modelling & Valuations

University of the Witwatersrand

2008 - 2009

Management Advanced Programme (Cum Laude) - Commerce

University of the Witwatersrand - Wits Business School

Completed 2008

MAP

Mini-MBA. General Management expertise and exposure. Focus on finance, marketing and key business functions

Achievements

Awards

Worlds Best Speaker | English Speaking Union

media exposure

The Deal | The Deal

Premium business magazing named Vusi "an entrepreneur extraordinaire"

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