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About Vusi

We can start this introduction like they do on most websites. Vusi Thembekwayo is an acclaimed business mogul and global speaker. It is true. But that is not Vusi.
Vusi is many things. From a maverick, a leadership genius, a petrol head, a familly man, a self-made millionaire to a dragon. Most importantly, Vusi is f%&king great…no scratch that, he’s f%$king AMAZING as Sir Bob Geldof once put it.

Business Mogul

So let’s begin… Vusi is a disruptor.
At 25 he ran a R400mn division in a R17bn multi-national and today is widely regarded as one of the most disruptive forces in venture capital in Africa. He was amongst the youngest directors of a listed company in South Africa and now serves on several boards.

Currently, he is the CEO of a boutique investment & advisory firm in Africa. Leading by example, his firm forces medium, large and listed businesses into much needed, often painful, always lucrative new directions.
Having graced the covers of Entrepreneur Magazine, with features on Forbes and Inc500, his social media engagement often mirrors that of a Rockstar.

Global Speaker

Vusi is a consummate speaking professional! On and off stage. He doesn’t just talk business – he lives it. For real, he walks, talks and breathes it! You see he does more than simply inspire revolution, he’s the guy that initiates it. 
He has been the catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and sales.

A staggering 21 global cities have experienced Vusi. Oh and add New York, London, Paris, Lagos, Jersey, Guernsey, Rio de Janeiro, Dar es Salaam, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Colombo, Nairobi, Kampala, San Francisco to the list.

That’s what you get when you talk about things that make perfect sense.

Living out loud

Vusi lives his life out loud and challenges himself to accomplish one terrifying thing every year.

Vusi's Achievements

We believe that Vusi's credentials and experience speak for themselves, so, we'll let them.

  • 2019 Setting a new personal best

    96% rating at the PCMA International Convention in Pittsurgh, Pennsylvania.

  • 2017 Testing the boundaries of a global brand

    Vusi embarked on a successful Global Tour which included the New York, London, Casablanca, Sydney, Auckland and Dubai. In this same year, Vusi become a father of Mnqobi Thembekwayo or as he is known to many. The Chairman of the Board.

  • 2015 Top12 International Speaker

    MeetingsNet Editors recognise Vusi in the Top 12 International Speaker Award.

  • 2014 Founded MGF Venture Partners

    Passionate about the development of a robust innovation, education & entrepreneurship eco-system in Africa, Vusi founds MGF Venture Partners.

  • 2014 Dragon on Dragon’s Den Africa

    Starred as a Dragon investor on the African edition of the popular reality TV series, Dragon’s Den.

  • 2014 Admitted to NSA New York

    Accepted to join the National Speakers Association of New York based on his USD earnings.

  • 2013 Invited to speak at the World Bank

    Only African speaker to speak by Invitation at the World Bank.

  • 2012 Birth of his daughter

    On the 3rd April 2012, Vusi became the father of the most beautiful girl in the world (as he often calls her) Amahle Thembekwayo. Later that morning he also acquires his choice rifle in anticipation of the suitors that would no doubt find his address when his daughter turns eighteen. The rifle is in safe storage until then.

  • 2010 Director, Metcash Group

    Successfully turned the New Business Division of Metcash Group into a R461million a year turnover business (highest EDITDA) in the group.

  • 2010 First son is born

    On the thunderous November evening, Vusi was gifted an amazing son, Vusumuzi Nathaniel Thembekwayo III. This transition into fatherhood marked his second initiation.