We like to think of this as Marketing’s most exclusive club!  Since our launch conference in 2019 we have been finding the very best, locally and globally.  This Alumni represents the top marketing thinkers in Africa and beyond.

2023

DONOVAN GOLIATH

Comedian/Content Creator/Former Adman

PEARL THUSI

Actress/Presenter/
Producer/Entrepreneur

NICK LAW

Creative Chairperson Accenture Song (New York)
 

ZOE SCAMAN

Founder at Bodacious & Strategy Lead at 77X

ORLANDO WOOD

Chief Innovation Officer of the System1 Group, Honorary Fellow of the IPA and author of Lemon (IPA, 2019) and Look out (IPA, 2021).

KALEETA MCDADE

Chief Experience Design Officer, VMLY&R

KHENSANI NOBANDA

Group Executive: Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs
 

LAURENT MARTY

Group Chief Strategic Officer, Joe Public

ANN NUROCK

Partner: Relationship Audits and Management

MPUME NGOBESE

Co-Managing Director at Joe Public

NKGABISENG MOTAU

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Think Creative Africa
 

ZAYD ABRAHAMS

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Tiger Brands.

DUSTIN CHICK

Managing Director of Razor PR.

SHAYONI LYNN

CEO and Founder of Lynn

ARUN SUDHAMAN

CEO and editor-in-chief at PRovoke Media.
 

ROANNA WILLIAMS

Chairperson of the Creative Circle.

DOUG PLACE

Chief Marketing Officer of Nando’s Africa, Middle East, and South Asia. 2023 MASA Chairperson

CIKO THOMAS

Group Managing Executive: Nedbank Retail and Business Banking

JONI PEDDIE

CEO of “Resilient People, BOUNCE FORWARD” | Professional Speaker | Executive Coach | Strategic Facilitator
 

LUCA GALLARELLI

Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa

SHUKRI TOEFY

Entrepreneur/Global Speaker

KWANELE MPANZA

Founder/MD
Theo&Lotte, NY/Chicago/London
Amsterdam

BRIAN MTONGANA

Executive Creative Director: Woolworths Marketing
 

SITHO MDLALOSE

Chief Executive Officer, Vodacom South Africa.

ANDISA NTSUBANE

Managing Executive: Brand, Marketing and Communications for Vodacom Group

SHARON KEITH

Marketing Director at Heineken South Africa

MTETO NYATI

Chairman of Wazo Investments
 

ALLISON KNAPP WOMACK

Chief Operating Officer at Effie Worldwide.

MZAMO XALA

Group CEO at AVATAR

DALE HEFER

IMC CEO
 

2022

Gugulethu Mfuphi

Award Winning Broadcaster & Financial Journalist. KayaBizz host on Kaya FM 95.9.

Xolisa Dyeshana

Joe Public
Group Creative Director

Preetesh Sewraj

The Loeries
CEO
 

Kathryn Williams

KMint, Australia
Managing Director
 

Ron Thurston

Bestselling author of Retail Pride

Tyrona Heath

The B2B Institute at LinkedIn, New York
Director, Market Engagement

Greg Hoffman

Global Brand Leader / Former NIKE CMO / Advisor / Speaker / Instructor / Author
 

Joeri Van den Bergh

InSites Consulting
Co-founder and Managing Partner
 

Ben Williams

TBWA\Worldwide
Global Chief Creative Experience Officer

Monali Shah

Integrated Marketing & Communications Specialist

Scott Thwaites

Head of Emerging Markets for TikTok Global Business Solutions
 

Maps Maponyane

Host, TV Presenter, Producer, Actor and Entrepreneur
 

Luca Gallarelli

TBWA\South Africa
Group CEO
 

Mathe Okaba

Association for Communication and Advertising
CEO 
 
 

Warren Moss

Demographica
Founder & CEO
 
 

Thebe Ikalafeng

Brand Africa and Brand Leadership Group
Founder and Chairman
 
 

Bernice Samuels

MTN Group
Group Marketing Executive
 
 

Tshego Tshukutswane

Consulting by Kantar, Amsterdam
Senior Director

Sphe Vundla

SAB
Corporate Brand Director

Buli Ndlovu

Nedbank
Executive Head of Marketing for Retail and Business Banking

Lebo Madiba

PR Powerhouse
Founder

Clinton Middleton

GrowThrough
CEO

Saks Ntombela

Hollard Insurance
Group CEO

Heidi Brauer

Hollard Insurance
CMO

Karabo Songo

ACA SA
Non Executive Chairperson

Sadika Fakir

Tiger Brands
Integrated Media and Digital Director

Faheem Chaudhry

M&C Saatchi Abel JHB
Partner & Managing Director

2021

Mike Brown

Nedbank Group
Chief Executive Officer

Sylvester Chauke

DNA Brand Architects
Founder & Chief Architect

Terryanne Chebet

The Pink Foundry Communications
CEO of Pink Foundry Communications, CEO of Keyara Botanicals & Founder Africa’s Leading Ladies

Susan Credle

FCB Global
Global Chief Creative Officer

Elizabeth de Stadler

Novation Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Founding Director

Victor Dlamini

48H
Director

Dale Hefer

Nedbank IMC
Chief Executive Officer

Nontokozo Madonsela

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
Group Chief Marketing Officer

Pepe Marais

Joe Public United
Founding Partner and Group Chief Creative Officer

Marcel Marcondes

Anheuser Busch
US Chief Marketing Officer

Sydney Mbhele

Sanlam
Chief Executive: Brand

Tumi Morake

Actor and Comedian

Tebogo Motsepe

Nedbank
Head: Brand and Client Insights at Nedbank CIB

Khensani Nobanda

Nedbank
Group Executive: Marketing and Corporate Affairs

Nunu Ntshingila

Facebook Africa
Regional Director

Preetesh Sewraj

The Loeries
Chief Executive Officer

Mike Sharman

Retroviral Digital Communications
Founder and Owner

Mike Stopforth

Co- Founder of 48H & Director of Beyond Binary

Jon Youshaei

Forbes and Origin Protocol
Creator & Advisor (former Instagram, YouTube) | Writer, Forbes | Creator-In-Residence, Origin

Monalisa Zwambila

The Riverbed Agency
CEO and Founder

2020

Fahmeeda
Cassim-Surtee

DStv Media Sales
Chief Executive Officer (Group)

Bongani Chinkanda

Bravado
Managing Director & Founder

Patrick Collister

Non-exec CD at Ad-Lib. Curator of The Caples Awards. Editor of Directory. Creative Trainer.

Amanda Cromhout

Truth
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Lee den Hond

Blue Platinum Events
Chief Executive Officer

Nandus du Plessis

Crazy Ginger Marketing
Founder

Suhana Gordhan

DUKE.
Executive Creative Director

Alistair King

King James Group
Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Fernando Machado

 Activision Blizzard
Chief Marketing Officer

Verusha Maharaj

Red and Yellow Creative School of Business
Managing Director

Mzamo Masito

Google Africa
Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Marketing

Nthabiseng Matshekga

Nedbank
Executive Head: Group Marketing

Lee Naik

TransUnion Africa
Chief Executive Officer

Mpume Ngobese

Joe Public United
Co-Managing Director

Zumi Njongwe

Nestle
Marketing Director East and Southern Africa

Andy Rice

Speaker, Writer, Strategist

Andrea Quaye

The Coca-Cola Company
Senior Director, Global Category Lead – Coffee.

2019

GG Alcock

KasiNomic Events
Marketer / Author / Speaker / Entrepreneur

Khaya Dlanga

Rain
Chief Marketing Officer

David Duarte

Treeshake
Founder

Greg Garden

Capability Catalysts – Founder and Lead Consultant
Former CEO of The Marketing Association of South Africa (MASA) and former CEO of the Marketing Research Foundation.

Darren Hampton

Nando’s South Africa
GM of Digital Marketing Nando’s Africa, India and Middle East

Musa Kalenga

CEO at Bridge Labs. CFO of The Brave Group Of Companies and Strategic Co- Founder of African Tech Round Up.

Simon Lloyd

Algorithm Agency
Co-Founder, Managin

Katherine Madley

Massdiscounters t/a Game and Dionwired
Marketing and Customer Director

Refilwe Maluleke

Chief Strategy Officer at TBWA\SA & Managing Director at Yellowwood Future Architects

Tbo Touch

CEO of Touch HD, VP of TMT Africa & Founder 48GIN

Grant Pereira

Anheuser-Busch InBev Africa
Marketing Director: Special Projects & ZX Ventures Africa Lead (interim)

Gillian Rightford

Adtherapy
Managing Director

Elaine Rumboll

Creative Leadership Consultancy
Founder

Mosidi Seretlo

Mosidi K Seretlo Consulting
Founder and Director

Anne Thistleton

LIGHT Marketing Consulting
Founding Partner and Owner

Gareth Whittaker

Thackwell & Whittaker
Chief Executive Officer