Craig WingCraig Wing


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: CEO

Occupational Position: He is the CEO of Wingnuts Solutions helping businesses create a performance culture to drive bottom line and increase employee retention. Also the head of Enterprise Software for Sahara Systems. One of three executives to create a new business for future results that include 3D printers, smart devices and cloud solutions.

Professional History


Innovative, energetic BBBEE candidate leader with a high EQ and social conscience that takes initiative and calculated risks to
drive change resulting in strategic and high quality deliverables. Highly analytical and creative thinker with dual Master’s
degrees in Business (MBA) and Usability (UX) Engineering (MSc).  After starting his first company at 22, he realized the need to have innovative thinkers to bridge the divide between engineering and business. He has worked with the Department of Science and Technology, Allan Grey and Deloitte. The culmination of his “corporate” career was Head of Small Business Marketing for Google South Africa.

During his MBA, he was the first “Non American” class president, a testament to his leadership abilities. He is an AshokaU changemaker, WEF Global Shaper, Mail and Guardian Top 200 under 35, Destiny Man Top 40 under 40, Levi’s Pioneer Nations Top 40 youth. He has also been on television, radio and frequent keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation and culture.

 

Qualifications


 Master’s  degrees  in  Business  (MBA)  and  Usability  (UX)  Engineering  (MSc).

Programs


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship

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

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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.

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