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New CEO for AFLI

New CEO for AFLI

The African Leadership Institute will have a new Chief Executive Officer starting 1 October 2016.  The Board of the African Leadership Institute in South Africa has appointed Dr. Jacqueline Chimhanzi as CEO. Jackie Chimhanzi is a 2010 Tutu Fellow and has been a member of AFLI's Board for several years. Her involvement at Board level and being a Tutu Leadership Fellow enables her to enter the post with considerable knowledge and understanding of the various dimensions of the job.

 

Dr Jackie ChimhanziDr. Chimhanzi brings expertise in strategic leadership and continent-wide respect for her understanding of the development issues Africa faces. I echo the sentiments of the board when I say "AFLI is indeed fortunate to have someone of Jackie’s capability take over the reins of leadership of the Institute." "For the first 6 months we will work closely together and after that transition, I will reduce my involvement in the management of the Institute while continuing to manage the Tutu Leadership Programme."

Dr. Chimhanzi is currently the Senior Strategist at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), a leading African development finance institution.  Prior to IDC, she was lead at the Africa Desk with Deloitte South Africa where she assisted companies to access opportunities across Africa in various sectors. And before that, she was a Manager in the Deloitte Consulting Strategy unit leading client engagements in power, oil and gas, steel, breweries and agriculture.

In 2012, she was recognised by Forbes Africa magazine as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa who are shaping the narrative of Africa’s rising.  She is a keen Africa-watcher and has spoken and chaired panel discussions at eminent Africa-focused forums convened by the African Development Bank; the World Economic Forum Africa; the Rockefeller Foundation; AGRA; Brand Africa; the New York Forum on Africa; and, the EU Parliament.  She has authored a number of Africa-focused thought leadership pieces as well as a chapter on African regional integration in the book, “Africans Investing in Africa" launched at the World Economic Forum Africa in June 2015.  

Dr. Chimhanzi is a member of the Southern African Institute of Directors (IoDSA) and serves on ONE’s Africa Policy Advisory Board and the GIBS (the Gordon Institute of Business Science) Advisory Board.

She holds a BSc (Hons), MBA (with Distinction) and a PhD (Strategic Marketing) - all from Cardiff Business School, UK.  She has authored and co-authored papers in peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Business Research [US]; the European Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Management [UK]; and has presented her work internationally.  Her PhD research focused on enhancing companies’ strategy execution capabilities.

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Guest - Sue Chuzu on Monday, 12 September 2016 21:06
Congratulations

Congratulations Jackie.

Congratulations Jackie.
Guest - Wendy Luhabe on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:24
Congratulations

Congratulations Jackie,may AFLI be enriched by your leadership.Wish you every success as you grow future leaders.Wendy Luhabe

Congratulations Jackie,may AFLI be enriched by your leadership.Wish you every success as you grow future leaders.Wendy Luhabe
Guest - Willy Yav on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:36
Felicitations

Bravo Jackie.. Aucun doute quant a au success qui t'attend.

Bravo Jackie.. Aucun doute quant a au success qui t'attend.
Guest - Ramola Lovell on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:49
Best wishes Jackie

AFLI will certainly be enriched by your passion for a better Africa and inspiring leadership.

AFLI will certainly be enriched by your passion for a better Africa and inspiring leadership.
Guest - Tk on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:15
Congrats Jackie

Way to go Jackie

Way to go Jackie
Guest - Michael Robinson on Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:27
Congratulations Jackie

Congratulations Jackie! I am so pleased for you, and am sure you will continue to make a huge difference in the country and the continent, in such an important and strategic role.

Milles felicitations - vous etes sur la bonne voie!

All the very best,

Congratulations Jackie! I am so pleased for you, and am sure you will continue to make a huge difference in the country and the continent, in such an important and strategic role. Milles felicitations - vous etes sur la bonne voie! All the very best,
Guest - Arinaitwe Rugyendo on Thursday, 15 September 2016 13:57
Big up to you Jackie

This is awesome news!

I am so happy for you Jackie and I have profound confidence in you ability to steer the Institute forward!

All the best!

This is awesome news! I am so happy for you Jackie and I have profound confidence in you ability to steer the Institute forward! All the best!
Guest - Jackie Chimhanzi on Friday, 16 September 2016 09:45
Thank you all!

Thank you all for the kind words and the well wishes!

Warm regards,
Jackie

Thank you all for the kind words and the well wishes! Warm regards, Jackie
Guest - Ellen Mapiko on Friday, 16 September 2016 16:53
Congratulations

Congratulations Jackie you have done us proud. Best wishes. Keep on flying high.

Congratulations Jackie you have done us proud. Best wishes. Keep on flying high.
Guest - Mr Samson on Sunday, 18 September 2016 17:39
Congratulations

Congratulations Dr J God bless you

Congratulations Dr J God bless you
Guest - Dr Ntokozo Mthembu, Pr. Eng. on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 04:53
Congratulations Jackie

Congratulations Jackie, and my God continue to grant you knowledge, wisdom and understanding as you lead Africa to the promised land of integrity, excellence, self-sufficiency and sustainability!

Congratulations Jackie, and my God continue to grant you knowledge, wisdom and understanding as you lead Africa to the promised land of integrity, excellence, self-sufficiency and sustainability!
Guest - Tebogo Molefe on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:19
Congratulations

Congratulations Jackie. Sad to see you leave the IDC but happy that you will be leading such an important organisation. They could not have chosen a more capable person. AFLI is in capable hands.

Congratulations Jackie. Sad to see you leave the IDC but happy that you will be leading such an important organisation. They could not have chosen a more capable person. AFLI is in capable hands.
Guest - Acknelar on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:37
Congratulations Jackie

Well done for this awesome achievement. The continent needs more powerful women like you! May God lead and direct your paths and the decisions you make. Keep the flag flying!

Well done for this awesome achievement. The continent needs more powerful women like you! May God lead and direct your paths and the decisions you make. Keep the flag flying!
Guest - Gaynor on Monday, 03 October 2016 06:52
makorokoto

Congratulations Jackie wishing you all the best

Congratulations Jackie wishing you all the best
Guest - Marcia Samasuwo on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 06:01
Congratulations Jacque!

Congratulations Jackie!

Congratulations Jackie!
Guest - David M. Allen on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:46
Congratulations

Congratulations both to Jackie and to the African Leadership Institute. I am happy that Jackie's dedication and leadership skills will bring AFLI to even greater heights.

Congratulations both to Jackie and to the African Leadership Institute. I am happy that Jackie's dedication and leadership skills will bring AFLI to even greater heights.
Guest - John Ringson on Saturday, 29 October 2016 13:04
Congratulations

Congratulations Dr. You are a real inspiration to many. God bless u

Congratulations Dr. You are a real inspiration to many. God bless u
Guest - Ishmael on Sunday, 30 October 2016 14:23
Congratulations Dr

Congratulations Dr J. Africa is motivated for inspirational governance through you.

Congratulations Dr J. Africa is motivated for inspirational governance through you.
Guest - Deprose Muchena on Monday, 23 January 2017 00:38
New CEO

I hope it is not too late to offer my congratulations to you Jackie. Really great opportunity to mutually affect one another - between a great leadership organisation and terrific African leader !

I hope it is not too late to offer my congratulations to you Jackie. Really great opportunity to mutually affect one another - between a great leadership organisation and terrific African leader !
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