Many know her as a sought-after global speaker, business woman and business strategist, who navigates the world as a mover, disrupter and a new age business expert.
Zipho is the first black South African to receive a Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Stanford University in the USA, which goes to show that Zipho is all about breaking barriers. She also holds a Business Science Honours Degree from he University of Cape Town and has completed leadership courses in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Russia, USA.
Emerging from humble beginnings of growing up in a poor community in South Africa, she was driven to start her first business at the tender age of five, and has led numerous business ventures ever since.
Her insights on leadership and change management emerge from having held strategic positions in world-leading organisations locally and internationally. Having worked in 6 continents and travelled to 30 countries, her global outlook gives her a unique perspective on local opportunities and challenges.She speaks and facilitates on the topics of leadership, change management and doing business in Africa.
She is also the Founder and CEO of EMZ Advisory, which consults to executive teams and of Africa’s biggest corporations. She also invests in small businesses in East, West and Southern Africa and sits on a number of boards.
David was born in 1960 into a Cape Wine Farming family in South Africa. With a love for outdoors, food and wine, his adventures began. He set out to take all of his passions to the extreme and to explore the limits of the human mind and body.
A renowned chef and author, to date, David has run The Great Wall of China TWICE, the entire coastline of South Africa (3300 km in 80 days), paddled from Africa to Madagascar (500 km in 12 days), run the Island of Madagascar (South to North; 2700 km in 67 days) and run the entire length of India (4008 km in 93 days).
David is a trustee and an ambassador for the "Cipla Miles for Smiles Foundation", which raises funds through adventure, for Operation Smile South Africa, who perform corrective surgery on children born with cleft lip palates. This, he has come to realise, is where his motivation and true passion lies.
John Sanei is a trend specialist, business innovation strategist and futurist. Since 2017, he is also a faculty member of the prestigious Singularity University in San Francisco, as well as Duke University. Over the last 20 years he has worked with some of the world’s largest and most dynamic organisations, consulting across various industry verticals, from retail, farming, media, textile manufacturing and skin care, to hospitality, food manufacturing and financial services, among many others.
John empowers organisations, helping them to navigate the modern technology-mediated business landscape by advising on strategic thinking and identifying future innovative imperatives that will drive sustainable growth and ensure long-term relevance in our rapidly changing world. By contextualising prevailing trends that are reshaping industries, consumers, employees and technology, John helps executives and business owners understand the impact of these factors and advises on how innovation can drive meaningful change at every touchpoint of the organisation.
"The end of the old way is not doomsday. It’s a climb up a new mountain. And when you think like John thinks, it’s a beautiful climb." Cal Fussman, New York Times best-selling author
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