CEO: Busara Leadership Partners
Dudu Msomi is the CEO of Busara Leadership Partners is a research-orientated strategic advisory and consulting company whose expertise is to facilitate the development and effectiveness of leaders to achieve their desired goals. Msomi is a Strategist, Leadership & Life Coach, Business Advisor, a Thought-Provoking, Attitude & Behaviour Shifting Speaker and Writer. Dudu Msomi has expertise and experience in strategy workshops facilitation, strategy formulation and implementation; coaching; designing and implementing transformation programmes in companies and industry bodies; marketing; advertising; communications; human resources leadership and corporate governance. Dudu’s experience spans diverse industries such as retail, advertising, financial services, Information, Communications & Technology consulting and professional, membership services.
Dudu Msomi is a Fortune Mentee Alumni having been selected by the US Consulate in South Africa to be part of the mentoring programme with FORTUNE/US State Department Global Women Leaders, initiated by Secretary Hilary Clinton in 2010. She was awarded the 2013 Laureate Award by the University of Pretoria as a GIBS Alumnus to honour her outstanding contribution to her field of expertise. Msomi is a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni having completed the Mentoring Women in Business Programme in June 2016. Dudu Msomi is the Institute of Directors (IoDSA) Fellow Member.
Dudu Msomi is on the board of directors of the Financial Services Board (FSB) where she is also a member of the Licensing, Litigation and Audit Committees. She is also a Trustee on the Humulani Trust (Invicta Holdings) & Member of the GIBS MBA Alumni Bursary Committee.
Dudu Msomi has a B.A. Hons. (University of Natal, Dbn); Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and Marketing (AAA School of Advertising); Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance (RAU); Programme for Management Development (GIBS) and a Masters in Business Administration (GIBS).
Head: Busara Events
Zimkitha Gebeda heads up Busara Events. Zimkitha is dedicated to making each and every event a memorable occasion which is flawless in its execution. Busara Events plans, coordinates, and produces exceptional tailor-made events ranging from intimate gatherings, corporate events (conferences, seminars and Masterclasses) and learning tours. Busara Events manages the event logistics for Busara Leadership Partners events and other clients.
Zimkitha has a natural flair for service, with her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with flawless precision and attention to detail, that has helped to contribute to her success and client satisfaction. Prior to heading up Busara Events, Zimkitha worked for Old Mutual Corporate as an Account Executive giving advice to corporate companies on the Employee Benefits. She has an Honours Degree in Economics from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has a Certificate in Advanced Wedding Planning through the SA School of Weddings.