About

ABOUT ZTB


Zipho Sikhakhane is a sought-after global speaker, thought leader, writer, business strategist, and CEO of EMZ Advisory, a management consulting firm dedicated to enhancing organisational effectiveness and productivity. Her insights on leadership, change, and organisation culture have positively impacted multinationals operating in emerging markets. She has traveled to over 35 countries and worked in 6 continents. She also serves on several boards and has a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University in the United States, completed on a full merit scholarship.

She founded EMZ Advisory, a 100% black female owned consulting firm in 2015 with vision of creating a firm that will enable business leaders to unleash their business potential. Through an advisory partnership that delivers customised, strategic solutions for private and public sector clients. She has managed to fund the employment of over 30 specialists, graduates, trainers and facilitators in line with her passion of developing the youth within South Africa.

Professional Background: EMZ GROUP (South Africa): Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Inditex  ZARA (Spain): International Project Director, worked across 5 continents

McKinsey & Company (Sub-Saharan Africa): Management Consultant, with expertise in the Sub-Saharan African markets and set up the Nigeria McKinsey office

Edcon Retail Group (South Africa): Head of Customer Strategy, with deep understanding and knowledge of top team alignment and strategy design and execution

Internships: Absa Capital, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Tourism Holdings (New Zealand)

Functional

Expertise:

Facilitator & Strategist: Track record of successfully delivering facilitation, consulting, training for businesses

Speaker/MC: Presented across 4 continents, including 2 TED conferences

Investor: Manages a portfolio of early-stage investments in East, West and Southern Africa

Board Positions: Chairperson of Maneli Perdigon Commodities Trading, Board Member for E-Squared Investments

Writer: Published author and former weekly Sunday Times Business Columnist

Qualifications: MBA: Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA (full scholarship, first black South African graduate)

Bachelor of Business Science: University of Cape Town, Accounting and Finance Majors (full scholarship, first class honours, distinctions)

Leadership Courses: Tsinghua University (China), McKinsey Alpine University (Austria), Anglo-American University (Czech Republic), Henley Business School (SA)

ABOUT ZTB


Zipho Sikhakhane is a sought-after global speaker, thought leader, writer, business strategist, and CEO of EMZ Advisory, a management consulting firm dedicated to enhancing organisational effectiveness and productivity. Her insights on leadership, change, and organisation culture have positively impacted multinationals operating in emerging markets. She has traveled to over 35 countries and worked in 6 continents. She also serves on several boards and has a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University in the United States, completed on a full merit scholarship.

She founded EMZ Advisory, a 100% black female owned consulting firm in 2015 with vision of creating a firm that will enable business leaders to unleash their business potential. Through an advisory partnership that delivers customised, strategic solutions for private and public sector clients. She has managed to fund the employment of over 30 specialists, graduates, trainers and facilitators in line with her passion of developing the youth within South Africa.

Professional Background: EMZ GROUP (South Africa): Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Inditex  ZARA (Spain): International Project Director, worked across 5 continents

McKinsey & Company (Sub-Saharan Africa): Management Consultant, with expertise in the Sub-Saharan African markets and set up the Nigeria McKinsey office

Edcon Retail Group (South Africa): Head of Customer Strategy, with deep understanding and knowledge of top team alignment and strategy design and execution

Internships: Absa Capital, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Tourism Holdings (New Zealand)

Functional

Expertise:

Facilitator & Strategist: Track record of successfully delivering facilitation, consulting, training for businesses

Speaker/MC: Presented across 4 continents, including 2 TED conferences

Investor: Manages a portfolio of early-stage investments in East, West and Southern Africa

Board Positions: Chairperson of Maneli Perdigon Commodities Trading, Board Member for E-Squared Investments

Writer: Published author and former weekly Sunday Times Business Columnist

Qualifications: MBA: Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA (full scholarship, first black South African graduate)

Bachelor of Business Science: University of Cape Town, Accounting and Finance Majors (full scholarship, first class honours, distinctions)

Leadership Courses: Tsinghua University (China), McKinsey Alpine University (Austria), Anglo-American University (Czech Republic), Henley Business School (SA)