Thebe lkalafeng

Brand consultant

Thebe is South Africa’s Mr Brand.

He is the founder of the brand consultancy company Brand Leadership and a partner at Two Tone, a design consultancy. He is also one of South Africa’s most stylish people, as attested by Sunday Times columnists, Gwen Gill, FairLady, GQ Magazine and Style magazine.

Previously Thebe was executive director of Nike Africa where he led the company to more than 75 local and international marketing and communications awards. He has consulted on branding at executive level to SARS, Gautrain, Unisa, ABB, Afrox and Business Day, among a host of Brand Leadership’s blue chip clients.

Thebe has held numerous leadership positions in the industry and has received a score of awards. He is a popular speaker and has addressed Parliament, the Design lndaba, Unilever, Vodacom, National Brands and Wits Business School. He sits on the boards of Mercantile Bank, Mercantile Bank Holdings and Foodcorp, and is a member of Vega School of Brand Communications’s governing board.

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