Vusi Thembekwayo – Keynote Speaker

Global Authority, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Business Mogul and Serial Entrepreneur

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leading at the Edge of Chaos
  • Black Sheep
  • The Future of Finance
  • HR Management
  • Team Building
  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Culture


  • English


Vusi Thembekwayo 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 Thembekwayo 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.

Vusi Thembekwayo is one of the youngest but certainly one of the most impressive public speakers on the international speaking circuit today. He has graced the global stage since 2002 and his humour, charisma and thought-provoking content and great delivery style have won over audiences around the world.

Vusi inspires organisations, teams and leaders to win by shifting the way they think, work and create value. As a trusted sage in the boardroom too, he inspires and initiates revolution, leading disruption for businesses to thrive Vusi has been a catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through his expertise in strategy, leadership and sales.

Vusi Thembekwayo lives out loud and challenges himself to accomplish at least one terrifying thing every year. Vusi’s credentials and experience speak for themselves, inspiring people from New York, Paris and London to Abu Dhabi, Rio de Janeiro and Dar es Salaam, to mention a few host cities.

Thembekwayo is widely regarded as one of the most influential young Africans of contemporary times and is often called by global business leaders and media to comment on various issues including business development policy and macro-economic development frameworks, social cohesion and modern economic systems.

His public persona has drawn attention from clients from the USA to Asia, requesting his help in equipping their businesses with the tools they need to thrive through the current chaos and embrace the new normal. Vusi’s research-backed process goes beyond simply motivation and theory – it empowers clients with tools to manage the moment, transform their business and develop agile leaders to be future-ready.

Popular Talks by Vusi Thembekwayo

Leading at the Edge of Chaos

Through Vusi’s own experience of Leading at the Edge of Chaos, this talk will do more than pay lip service to the business climate’s constant flux, it will turn your leaders into the motivators and influencers they need to be to take advantage of it. To make sure the entire business isn’t just ready to deal with change effectively, but to thrive off of it. To change faster than your customers do. To determine the speed of change rather than be abused by it. To ride that wave. Do exceptionally, not despite the speed of change, but because of it.

Black Sheep

Standing apart from the flock of average companies across the globe there are the 1% – the Black Sheep. The extraordinary.

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