Sylvester Chauke

Chief Architect, DNA Brand Architects

CNBC All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year 2017, Sylvester Chauke, has had a lustrous career including holding the National Marketing Manager title for Nando’s South Africa and Director of Marketing and Communication at the broadcasting giant MTV Networks Africa.

In 2012, Sylvester established DNA Brand Architects, and as the Founder and Chief Architect has collected prestigious accolades such as South Africa’s PR agency of the year 2018, winner of the ICCO World’s Best PR campaign 2019, IABC Best of the Best 2019, PRISM PR Campaign of the Year 2019, Most Admired Agency 2020 and Adweek Top 100 Fastest Growing Agency in the world 2020.

A passionate advocate for creativity, Sylvester is a Member of the Advisory Council for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, a Board Member of the SA State Theatre and a Top 100 Influential African 2018. In 2021 DNA Brand Architects was the first 100% black-owned agency to win the Prism Award for Best Large Consultancy.  He is the author of ‘Stand Against Bland’