Themba graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) with a BA Degree in Media, Communication & Culture and went further to complete a BA Honours Degree at the VEGA, Brand Communications School where he specialized in Brand Leadership. His experience has been largely in the Corporate South Africa where he has worked with some of the country’s leading Brands including FNB, Liberty Life, Discovery Vitality, Eskom, Metropolitan, Old Mutual. In these businesses he held various positions including Communication Manager, Marketing Manager, Market Development Manager and Head of Marketing to mention a few. Having grown up in a family of eight children, Themba has a passion for people and he is inspired by ordinary people who are doing amazing things everyday.
Themba’s areas of expertise include:
- Strategy Development
- Reputation Management
- Customer Engagement
- Strategic Marketing and Communications
- Brand Management
- Strategic Events
In his years of corporate experience, Themba has worked on a number of projects ranging from small scale to multi-million rand projects. Previous projects include managing the Discovery Credit Card marketing portfolio with its Loyalty Programme, being editor of the Transnet retirement funds newsletters, conceptualizing and managing the Old Mutual Corporate Wisdom Forum thought-leadership events, various product/capability launches, numerous B2B tender documents, and countless customer engagement initiatives and strategic events. Themba also led the marketing team that transformed the FNB Platinum Banking division with a re-brand exercise into what is now known as Premier Banking.