Arguably Africa’s foremost brand authority, Thebe Ikalafeng, founder of the Fin Week Marketing Services Company of teh Year, 2008, The Brand Leadership Group (www.brandleadership.com) and Brand Leadership Academy, has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Thinkers in Marketing in an Ipsos Markinor survey among business decision makers. He is a non-executive director of Mercantile Bank Holdings and former non-executive director at Foodcorp and Durban University of Technology council and leading industry bodies, including SA Advertising Research Foundation, Direct Marketing Association, Loeries and Marketing Federation of Southern Africa.
He is a member of Vega School of Brand Communications advisory committee. He has been recognized globally with a Marquette University/American Marketing Association “Award for Marketing Excellence” and “Global Brand Leadership” by the Asia Brand Congress. Thebe consults, speaks, and teaches globally in personal, commercial and nation branding.