Vusi Thembekwayo’s name has become synonymous with being a business maverick, inimitable, and with a personal brand that is solidly grounded in accomplishments. As a source of business wisdom, Vusi is the go-to guy for executives and entrepreneurs globally. He has spoken to presidents and parliaments.
Vusi has become an international ‘rockstar’ of public speaking, sharing the stage with the likes of award-winning actress Angela Bassett, French President Emmanuel Macron, Sudanese businessman and member of The Elders Mo Ibrahim, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and many other prominent figures. Vusi has been interviewed by Tom Bilyeu alongside Gary Vee, Anthony Robbins, Sadhguru and Jay Shetty.
Vusi has come to carry many titles through his work building and transforming hundreds of businesses across Africa and the world. Venture capitalist, elite coach and mentor, keynote speaker and best-selling author of international acclaim, Vusi is in demand as a catalyst for business change.
His successful track record of partnering with C-Suite executives and entrepreneurs has drawn invitations to share his knowledge and expertise through 180 presentations on four continents and in 38 countries since 2015.
As a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and blue-chip corporates across the world, Vusi has come to be one of the wealthiest young people in Africa and was the youngest African entrepreneur to grace the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and Inc500.
In November 2015, Vusi was selected as one of the Top 12 speakers in the world by Meetingsnet Magazine, sharing the list with the likes of Arianna Huffington (of the Huffington Post) and James Curleigh (VP of Levi Strauss & Co.).
Vusi is not only highly experienced within Africa but has also spread his wings across the globe. He is a shareholder and board member of Squared Financial, a Luxembourg-based Fintech that operates across traditional and alternative asset classes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He is a board member of the largest start-up accelerator in East Africa, The Innovation Village, which is funded by VISA and Mastercard. In addition, Vusi is a board member of Silicon Cape, Africa’s technology hub in Cape Town – an aggregator of all technology startups that operate in AI, machine learning, robotics and deep tech.