Vusi Thembekwayo

Occupation: Businessman;

Position: Founder & CEO;

Company: MyGrowthFund Venture Partners;

Industry: Venture Capital;

Residence: South Africa;

Nationality: South African;

Vusi Thembekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo, is the Founder & CEO of MyGrowthFund Venture Partners, since April 2014. Mr. Thembekwayo is also a well respected professional spearer. His MyGrowthFund Venture Partners operates several funds, Mezzanine Fund, Venture Fund, R350mln SME Debt Fund and the Contract-Finance Fund.

Work Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer, MyGrowthFund Venture Partners.
  • Investor & Board Member, Squared Financial Services.
  • General Partner, Watermark Afrika Fund Managers.
  • Alternate Chairman: Investment Committee, Impact Investment Fund Managers.
  • Global Speaker, Vusi Thembekwayo Inc.
  • Director: New Markets & Structured Income, Metcash.

Board and Advisor Roles

  • Executive Board Member, IC Knowledge Bureau.
  • Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, The Silicon Cape Initiative.
  • Executive Board Director , The Innovation Village.
  • Executive Board Member, Southern African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
  • Non-Executive Director & Shareholder, RBA Holdings Ltd.

Accolades

  • Member, Issued by National Speakers Association, New York, Feb 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Issued by World Bank, Apr 2013
  • Youngest Director of Listed Company in SA (JSE listed), Apr 2013
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Issued by Black Business Quarterly, Sep 2011
  • Cum Laude (Top 3 Students), Issued by Wits Business School, Oct 2009
  • Public Speaking World Championship Finalist, Issued by English Speaking Union, Jul 2002

Education

  • Executive MBA (Dean's List), Business/Managerial Economics, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, 2018.
  • Corporate Finance (emphasis on Advanced Valuation), Financial Modelling & Valuations (Cum Laude), INSEAD, 2012.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Post Graduate of Business Administration, GIBS Business School (Gordon Institute of Business Science), 2011.
  • Management Advanced Programme (Cum Laude), Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009.
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