Mapule KgomongoeMapule Kgomongoe

South Africa


Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Professional History

Mapule Kgomongoe - a scientist, researcher and management consultant. Mapule worked as an executive in Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company operating in 58 countries in the world. Her major responsibilities were delivery of large scale complex programmes ranging from strategy definition to implementation of organisation-wide transformation. She was also responsible for business development and account management. While at Accenture Mapule conceptualized and implemented a Future Leaders Programme aimed at identifying, developing and nurturing emerging leaders across all workforces. Today, it is a flagship programme at the heart of Accenture attraction and retention strategy.

Prior to joining Accenture, Mapule was a researcher and project manager at CSIR, a leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisation in Africa focused on directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development. Her project work focused on contributing to economic well-being and competitiveness, social or human development, and environmental sustainability. She also worked with Governments, NGOs, Multinationals, International Academic institutions alike on projects that facilitated management plans between countries that share water resources.


M.Sc from University of Pretoria B.Sc (Hons) from University of Cape Town Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from University of South Africa , all attained in Cum Laude.


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.