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Thebe Ikalafeng
Thebe Ikalafeng
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Branding,Businessman
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THEBE IKALAFENG IS ARGUABLY THE FOREMOST GLOBAL AFRICAN BRANDING & REPUTATION ARCHITECT, ADVISOR & AUTHOR.

Named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Africans’ by the respected New African Magazine, he has been to over 50 countries across Africa and the world and worked on over 100 brands, gaining an incomparable perspective and knowledge on building brands and reputations. A transformational brand architect, over the years he has led the development of leading African nation, city, corporate, consumer, political and institutional brands that shape the African brand and reputation, such as Brand Ghana and Brand South Africa, Transnet, Universities of South Africa (UNISA) and Botswana (UB), Zambia’s Zanaco Bank, Africa Green Revolution Forum in Tanzania, and the successful political branding campaigns for Presidents Atta Mills and John Mahama of Ghana in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
 
Ikalafeng is a non-executive director of Mercantile Bank Holdings, Brand South Africa, WWF South Africa (WorldWideFund for Nature), South African Tourism, and chairman of Brand Finance Africa, a division of Brand Finance plc and director of Brand Council of South Africa. He has served on all notable industry bodies. He is the Founder & Chairman of the Brand Africa and Public Sector Excellence initiatives.
Prior to establishing Brand Leadership over 10 years ago, Ikalafeng distinguished himself as a board member and Chief Marketing Officer for Nike Africa, earning over 75 local and global awards, including the 10 Cannes Lions & the Institute of Marketing Management's "Marketing Company of the Year" Roll of Honour.
 
Under his leadership, Brand Leadership has been recognized as "Marketing Services Agency of the Year" in 2008 by Fin Week (South Africa) and with several global awards for Effective Brand Transformations in 2011 by REBRAND 100 (USA).
He has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Thinkers in Marketing in an Ipsos survey among business decision makers in Southern Africa and one of the Top 10 Africans to follow on Twitter by How We Made It In Africa, and earned a Marquette University/American Marketing Association "Award for Marketing Excellence."
 
Ikalafeng is widely recognized and respected in Africa and the world, and has been featured in global and Africa media such as CNN, BBC, CNBC Africa, African Business and New African and quoted globally in matters related to branding, reputation & Africa.
Ikalafeng holds a BSc and MBA degrees from Marquette University in the USA, completed executive education at Wits Business School and Harvard Business School, and qualified as a Chartered Marketer (SA).
 
Born in Kimberly, South Africa, he advices, teaches, writes and speaks globally in commercial, political, nation and personal branding & reputation and related matters.
THEBE IKALAFENG IS ARGUABLY THE FOREMOST GLOBAL AFRICAN BRANDING & REPUTATION ARCHITECT, ADVISOR & AUTHOR.

Named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Africans’ by the respected New African Magazine, he has been to over 50 countries across Africa and the world and worked on over 100 brands, gaining an incomparable perspective and knowledge on building brands and reputations. A transformational brand architect, over the years he has led the developme
Synopsis:
PRESENTATION by Thebe Ikalafeng

Ikalafeng is recognized as an inspirational, engaging and insightful global African authority on building brands and reputations across Africa and the world.
 
His keynotes are shaped by his extensive corporate, advisory and board experience across 100 brands and travels to over 50 countries globally, where he's gained an incomparable perspective and knowledge on building African and global brands and reputations. Renowned as a transformational brand architect, over the years he has led the development of leading African place, political, consumer and institutional brands that shape the African brand and reputation, such as Brand Ghana and Brand South Africa, Transnet, Universities of South Africa (UNISA) and Botswana (UB), Zambia’s Zanaco Bank, and the successful political branding campaign for the late President Atta Mills and President John Mahama the ruling party of Ghana in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
 
He is equally at ease with an audience of a few or thousands, he has addressed diverse audiences globally at blue-chip organisations and events such as Intel in the USA, Vodacom, South African Business Club in the United Kingdom, ICCA in China, Icograda Design Week in Spain, DHL Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention and Meetings Africa in South Africa.
 
Whether you're hosting a major event or you just need a fresh perspective, Ikalafeng will inspire the audience with ideas that energize, excite and empower.
 
Ikalafeng's signature topics reflect his passion and expertise in Africa and building brands and reputations of places, people or institutions:
  1. Africa Inside: Building Businesses, Brands and Relationships in Africa
  2. Africa – The New Global Opportunity
  3. Brand You: Inspired Performance [Personal Branding]
  4. Brand, the Beloved Country [Nation Branding]
  5. Building Great Brands: Issues, Insights and Trends [Brand Leadership]
  6. Customer Experience: The New Competitive Differentiator
    [Branded Customer Service]
  7. Made In Africa – Inspiration for Design, Brands and Culture [Branding In Africa]
  8. Celebrity Branding: Lights, Camera, Action [Celebrity Branding]
PRESENTATION by Thebe Ikalafeng

Ikalafeng is recognized as an inspirational, engaging and insightful global African
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