Transformational Leadership


I am so proud to introduce the amazing leaders on our 4th Edition of Conversations with Leaders and conversations with Young Leaders. These phenomenal leaders share their personal, professional journeys and their rich insights and wide perspectives with us from across our beloved continent. I am so grateful for their willingness to share so much of their stories with our young leaders, our primary audience and target market. I hope each and everyone of you will learn from these leaders and grow from the experience.

Our line up is:


(Left to right, top to bottom) Sipho Maseko – Group Chief Executive, Telkom. Nomboniso Gasa – Adjunct Professor at School of Public Law at University of Cape & Senior Research Associate at UCT. Bob Tucker – Former CEO, The Banking Council. Xoliswa Kakana – Founder, Group CEO and Executive Chair; ICT-Works. Konehali Gugushe – Chief Financial Officer, Land Bank. Yinka Sanni – Regional Chief Executive, Western Africa, Standard Bank. Nonkululeko Ntshona – MD, Nonku Ntshona & Associates Quantity Surveyors (Pty) Ltd (NNAQS). Nwabisa Makunga – Editor, The Herald. Vivian Onano – Founder & Director, Leading Light Initiative OR Youth Advisor, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO (Kenya). Mills Soko – Professor in International Business and Strategy: Wits Business School.

Our line up of leaders for the 4th Edition of Conversations with Leaders are: 


I am also excited to introduce our panel of young leaders, who have engaged me in deep, personal and reflective conversations. These conversations give me so much hope about the quality and talent of the young leaders Africa has at its disposal. I want to thank each one of them for contributing to a rich dialogue that I hope others may benefit from.


Our young leaders for this 4th Edition are: 

We are the midwives to Africa’s rebirth, May these conversations bring us closer to the dreams of those who came before us. 

A special thanks to these leaders who were in the 1st Edition of Conversations with Leaders and Conversations with Young Leaders:


(Left to right, top to bottom) Obinnia Abajue – CEO Hygeia. Lynette Ntuli – CEO Innate Investment Solutions. Mteto Nyati – CEO: Altron Group. Olufunke Amobi – Head of Human Capital IBTC Holdings PLC. Bonang Mohale – CEO Business Leadership South Africa. Thulisile Mhlungu – Founding Director Maua Facilitation and Coaching. Mncane Mthunzi – President of the BMF. Nikiwe Bikitsha – CEO Amargi Media. Kimi Makwetu – Auditor General of South Africa.


(Left to right, top to bottom) Khaya Dlanga – Prominent Author and social commentator. Asya Styodana – Head of Diners Club Customer Card. Lesego Maphanga – Standard Bank Africa Regions Manager for Card & Emerging Payments. Joseph Ajal – Chief Executive of PrecisionHR Proprietary Ltd.

I am also very grateful to these leaders and young leaders who were in the 2nd Edition of Conversations with Leaders and Conversations with Young Leaders:

(Left to right, top to bottom) Khanyi Chaba – Head Responsible Old Mutual. Baronice Hans – MD: Bank Windhoek, Namibia. Gwen Mwaba – Executive Director, Afrixem Bank – Zambia. Mfundo Nkuhlu – chief operating Officer Nedbank. Nicholas Anderson – Group Chief Executive, Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC, UK. Nkiru Olumide-Ojo – Head of Marketing and Communications: South and Central Africa, Standard Bank, Nigeria. Nomkhita Nqweni – Chief Executive: Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance, Absa (WIMI). Dr Shirley Zinn – CEO Shirley Zinn Consulting, Director of Boards, Author of “Swimming Upstream”. Thami Mseleku – High Commissioner – Tanzania. Sunny Bindra – Management Consultant, writer and teacher in Nairobi.


(Left to right, top to bottom) Dr Ernie Enamus – Head Private Banking – Stanbic Ghana. Habib Suleiman – Branch manager Shauchi Branch, Kano Stanbic IBTC Nigeria. Maymoona Ismail – Manager Learnerships Standard Bank. Silver Kayondo – Lawyer, Uganda, Africa. Prudence Mashalane – Team Leader Client Management and Legal Investec Private Banking. Nana Nketia – Portfolio Officer, Structured Products Stanbic Ghana. Steve Fortune – Entrepreneur. Theunis Duvenhage – Head of Devices, Retail and Business Banking Standard Bank. Zainal Samodien – Area Manager Kimberley Kopano Central Standard Bank.

Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the leaders and young leaders who were in the 3rd Edition of Conversations with Leaders and Conversations with Young Leaders:

(Left to right, top to bottom) Angela Mhlanga – Chief Executive Officer, Hollard Partner Solutions. Ipeleng Mkhari – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Motseng Investment Holdings. Alex Msitshana – Development Consultant. Dr Lulu Gwangwa – Chief Executive Officer, Lereko Proprietary Limited. Lesego Kganyago – Governor of the South African Reserve Bank. Mukwandi Chibesakunda – Chief Executive, NATSAVE Bank, Zambia. Peter Schlebusch – Senior Banker, Standard Bank. Advocate Vusi Pikoli – Advisor to the Minister of State Security. Revd Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba – Archbishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Brian Jones – Chairman Alwalton Hall.


(Left to right, top to bottom) Shanice Mfeka – A Digital Transformation Expert. Chijioke Chinedu Charles – Branch Manager of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc Alaba Branch, Alaba, Nigeria. Dudu Nhlabathi Madonsela – Product Head FNB Connect. Joy Ratala – Snr. Change Consultant, Diversified Consulting. Pumela Xanywa – National Head, Public Sector, Business Banking, Nedbank.. Muzzafar Nagvadari – Senior Manager; Sales and Service, Card&Emerging Payments Standard Bank. Patience Rolls – Senior Manager: Cash & ATM’s Standard Bank. Wole Adeyisan – Head, Business Transformation Programmes, STANBIC IBTC, Nigeria. Pinky Sishuba – Manager Future Stream Lead Business Integrated Solutions Transactional Products and Services in Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank. Nape Nkadimeng – Manager, Merchant Services, Africa Regions, Standard Bank.


I look forward to more stimulating and enriching conversations with some of our finest minds.

Proudly African.