Dr Jackie Chimhanzi is the CEO of the African Leadership Institute. She was, previously, Senior Strategist of the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC). Prior to that, at Deloitte Consulting, she led project teams on diverse client engagements, interrogating and informing the strategies of major entities in the power, oil and gas, steel and brewery industries. She was also instrumental in setting up the Deloitte Africa Desk and advised clients on accessing opportunities on the African continent.
She is a keen African watcher and has authored a number of Africa-focused thought leadership pieces. She was recognised by Forbes Africa magazine as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa in 2012 – women under 45 shaping the narrative of Africa’s rising.
She is an independent non-executive board member of the JSE-listed ADvTECH Group and also sits on the Audit, Nomination and Risk committees and is an Advisory Board member of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She holds a BSc (Hons), MBA (with Distinction) and a PhD (Strategic Marketing) – all from Cardiff Business School, UK. As an academic, she lectured and authored papers in peer reviewed leading academic journals at various international fora. Her PhD research focused on enhancing companies’ strategy execution capabilities.