Thando Gobe is Managing Director of Personal Trust International, an independent trust and investment management company.
Thando currently acts as a Trust Officer while serving on the Investment & Financial Planning Council; the Executive Committee and as a Board member of ASSET. Thando holds honours degrees in Business Science (Accounting and Finance) and a BComm specialising in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.
Nqobile Khumalo holds a LLB Degree from the University of Witwatersrand and currently pursuing a CFA charter designation.
Nqobile is passionate about impact-investing and believes that investment decisions need to be made with an objective of maximizing not only shareholder interest, but stakeholder interests as well. Prior to joining RiSA, Nqobile was part of the Black Professionals Scholarship Fund, geared at funding previously disadvantaged high school graduates through tertiary education.
Nqobile spends the rest of his time pursuing interests in the ITC sector, looking for ways in which technology can be used to actively address the socio-economic issues in South Africa and Africa as a whole. Nqobile is passionate about finance, technology and policy-making.
Dr George F. Lindeque
After a career in the diplomatic service, Dr George Lindeque held various positions in the corporate sector.
He was an executive member of Eskom in charge of human resources and later played a key role in developing the company’s strategic positioning. He later became a member of the Trust Reflect Tell (TRT) group of international observers led by Professor Dan Bar-On of Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
Mphsemathulwane ‘Thuli’ Mpshe
Thuli has extensive experience in leading and transforming human capital as a general manager, executive and executive director. This experience spans over 18 years in large global organisations across industries including and not limited to banking, retail and airline.
Thuli is a Professional Consciousness Coach. She supports individuals and executives by co-creating achievement of goals through self-discovery thus empowering them to be the grandest versions of themselves.
She is a non-executive director for ReImagine SA and Field band Foundation.
Thuli served as a council member of the University of Zululand for seven years and Chairperson of the Board for Kids Haven, a home for street children in Benoni, for seven years.
She was a member of the South African delegation on the Trust Reflect and Tell (TRT) experience in Hamburg and remained a member and president elect before TRT’s dissolution. The main objective of TRT was to advocate for peace and reconciliation.
Musician, educator, marketer and business man – Lereko Ntshona holds an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music & Jazz Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Marketing.
A sought after speaker and contributor to various publications. Lereko dedicated years teaching at the National School of the Arts and lecturing at various tertiary institutions. Leaving a promising career path at Procter & Gamble, he joined Bonngoe Holdings led by Vuyo Jack, whose interests included a stake in Empowerdex, the first and leading BEE ratings agency, as well as media properties. Lereko’s tenure at Bonngoe Holdings saw the birth of The South African Jazz Standards Preservation Project, Blaque Magazine and Africa Empowered.
Lereko serves on the Reimagine SA board and is Co-Founder of Ancestral Collective (NPC).
Dr Mamphela Ramphele
Mamphela Ramphele has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thinker.
She received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Natal. In 1991 she received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. Dr Ramphele was appointed to the post of Vice-Chancellor of UCT in September 1996. In 2000, she became one of the four Managing Directors of the World Bank, the first South African to hold this position. She has authored and edited a number of books.
Dr Ramphele has received numerous national and international awards acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in spearheading projects for marginalised people in South Africa and elsewhere.
Founder of Tyathumzi; Ambassador One Young World; Ambassador Brand South Africa PYP; Champion IUCN 2014 World Parks Congress; Public Speaker, and Programme Facilitator;
Luvuyo Madasa is a dynamic millennial that brings international experience to driving transformation and youth empowerment in South Africa. He has worked with various institutions, private corporations and non-governmental organisations to create innovative platforms that drive transformational change and sustainable impact.
Luvuyo continues his journey from village to township; local to international; and sports to academic when driving transformation and youth empowerment. His versatile approach takes advantage of insights gained from the constant need to make adjustments and learn how to succeed in different environments.
Driven by a love and vision for a globally competitive nation, Luvuyo returned to South Africa, to put his collegiate theories to practice. He now enjoys experience in a variety of spheres within the transformation and development sectors. He recently joined ReimagineSA to help bring to life the tripartite alignment of political, emotional and economic settlement our nation so desperately needs.
Robyn-Anne is a woman of infinite variety. Trained in Broadcasting as a Multi camera Television producer and director. She has vast experience in Exhibition and Event Management.
Robyn-Anne is the founding Chairman or Wola Nani an agency that provides assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Former Exhibition Manager at the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry, managing premier exhibitions and Trade Missions; she has experience in all forms and elements of media, including strategic planning and development. Robyn-Anne consults to various South African celebrities on Image, Brand Building, Media management and career development.
She is a practical and efficient, hands-on person and can be relied on to take a common-sense approach to most matters. Her life is met with enthusiasm and idealism and is best viewed as a continual adventure with many exciting lessons.