Head of Growth

Thembani is a 30 year old eCommerce Executive. 

His involvement in basketball exposed him to entrepreneurship at an early age. Due to his efforts in transforming basketball whilst at university, he was selected as one of the top 100 Brightest Young Minds &, subsequently, one of the top 24 leading protégés in South Africa who attended the MTN Business Leading CEO Council. 

In 2015, he completed a 3 year journey supporting the Managing Director/ Board Member and executives of T-Systems SA – a leading International ICT Company - working on various strategic initiatives, strategy formulation, strategy implementation & special projects within the organisation. 

He completed a successful journey at McKinsey & Company - one of the largest and most prestigious management consultancies worldwide - where he graduated from the McKinsey Leadership Programme 1 year early & transitioned to Junior Associate - the first 1 year promotion from the programme since inception. His time at McKinsey consisted of organisational transformations & market entry pieces, across the domains of IT, procurement, inventory management, balance sheet management, corporate strategy & revenue growth strategy. 

After 5 years of work experience, Thembani joined the OLX Group (largest online classifieds company worldwide and a proud Naspers company) as the Head of Strategy, Analytics & Monetisation for South Africa. 1 year later, Thembani was promoted to role of Country Manager, leading all the country’s operations - the fastest promotion to Country Manager in OLX Group history, making him the youngest Country Manager in the OLX Group. 

Thembani has recently moved into the fascinating on-demand fulfilment and tech industry and is leading the growth efforts at one of South Africa’s most exciting and fastest growing startups - OrderIn.

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