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Guestspeaker- Clive Butkow
Clive Butkow
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Businessman,Entrepreneur,Inspiration,Professional Speaker
Profile:
Clive is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Accenture South Africa, he  has 28 years management consulting experience. During his tenure at Accenture (formally Arthur Anderson and Anderson Consulting), he played numerous leadership roles, including Managing Director of Accenture’s Technology budiness as well as Managing Director of Accenture's Resources business. Since being promoted to partner in 1997, Clive led sales for various divisions including SAP, Resources and Accenture’s Technology business, cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset which helped grow Accenture into one of the top emerging markets globally. 
 
Clive is currently a non-executive director at Grovest (South Africa's first Venture Capital Company incorporated under Section 12 J of income tax act). He has also recently launched a new disruptive technology Venture Capital Fund (VCC), GroTech. Clive is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the GroTech Venture Capital fund. He sits on various boards of the VCC’s underlying companies including chairman on one of the companies. 
 
During his Accenture and subsequent entrepreneurial career, he modeled and studied
hundreds of successful businesses, both corporate and entrepreneurial, to understand and learn the skills and tools that differentiates successful people and businesses from the rest. He also learnt many of his teachings from being exposed to some of the top entrepreneurs and business coaches across the globe.
 
Clive leverages these experiences, tools and best practices to mentor and support many start-ups, small and medium size entrepreneurial businesses do real transformation in; marketing, sales, communication, leadership, teaming, operations, etc. to achieve step change improvements in their businesses performance. He is currently applying these principles and learnings to many incubators, accelerators and educational institutions across South Africa.  
 
He is also supporting numerous organizations/companies with their Entrepreneurial
Development initiatives, including, Da Vinci Institute, Endeavor (assisting high growth South African entrepreneurs),  various GIBS Enterprise Development initiatives, Microsoft Bizpark Enterprise Development programme, SAB Miller Kickstart Enterprise Development programme, SAB Miller Foundation Corporate Social Investment programmes; etc. . 
 
Clive also judges numerous entrepreneurial competitions including the PWC Vision to Reality Entrepreneurial competition, Accenture Innovation Awards, EY Global Entrepreneurial awards, Da Vinci Technology 100 awards,  Liberty Life ORTJET entrepreneurial awards; University of Johannesburg MBA programme entrepreneurial awards; etc. 
 
Since making partner, Clive led Accenture internal and external Sales Development training programmes. He attended various sales training courses across the globe and leveraged these experiences to train thousands of Accenture personnel into High Performance Selling in South Africa and across the globe. Clive also conducted various sales training courses for many blue chip clients across South Africa. He currently runs sales training for numerous entrepreneurial organizations including ORTJET, EO, YPO, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and many others.
 
Clive joined Arthur Anderson in 1985 (now Accenture) after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.Sc degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. 
 
Clive is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Accenture South Africa, he  has 28 years management consulting experience. During his tenure at Accenture (formally Arthur Anderson and Anderson Consulting), he played numerous leadership roles, including Managing Director of Accenture’s Technology budiness as well as Managing Director of Accenture's Resources business. Since being promoted to partner in 1997, Clive led sales for various divisions including SAP, Resource
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