Vusi Thembekwayo – Keynote Speaker

Described by the convenors of Australia Top 16 as The World's youngest and most impressive public speaker

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Specialist Subjects

  • HR Management
  • Team Building
  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Culture


  • English


Vusi Thembekwayo is a South African venture capitalist, entrepreneur and the Founding CEO of MyGrowthFund & IC Knowledge Bureau. He is also the author of his debut book The Magna Carta of Exponentiality and a business mogul who has successfully built and transformed businesses in SA and abroad.

At 25, Thembekwayo ran a R400 million division at a renowned multinational and was one of the youngest Directors of a JSE listed company. He is the former CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm Motiv8 Advisory. In early 2017, he sold a majority stake of his management advisory and growth consultancy business Motiv8 Advisory to United States based Watermark Advisory LLP.

A portion of the sales proceeds of Motiv8 Advisory went towards the establishment of MyGrowthFund, to which today, Vusi Thembekwayo is the Founder and CEO. He launched his mentorship programme, #Top40 as part of MyGrowthFund, an initiative that discovers and nurtures high-growth black entrepreneurs through funding, incubation and enterprise development.

He is a board member of the South African Venture Capitalist Association. In 2017, Vusi Thembekwayo was named by SME South Africa as “one of the eight entrepreneurs who has a stellar year”.

Vusi Thembekwayo has been a catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and organisational culture to organisations such as Metcash.

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