Thabang SkwambaneThabang Skwambane

South Africa


Occupational Information

Job Title: Chairman and Founder of The Lonely Road Foundation, Managing Director at FCB Joburg

Professional History

Thabang is the Managing Director of FCB Joburg, the flagship agency within the FCB Africa group. He is a social activist, social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. He left a successful career in banking to co-found Kaelo, a healthcare company focusing on HIV and Aids, which has become a leading wellness provider and primary healthcare company. Thabang also founded Aluwani (formerly The Lonely Road Foundation) in 2007 to enable rural communities to care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Thabang has a Bachelor of Commerce from UCT and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard. He is a Mason Fellow of Public Policy and Management and an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow.


Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town
Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government


2010 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Social Activist, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) 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.