‘If you want to take the system down, provide a better alternative at least. At heart I’m an engineer.
I want to encourage people to fix things, not to raise false hopes.’
Mteto Nyati knew years ago as a school boy in Mthatha, working behind the counter at his mother’s trading store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Johannesburg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the sole advice he received from his superiors was ‘don’t mess up’. He didn’t. Today Nyati is one of South Africa’s top CEOs, having steered Microsoft South Africa
and MTN South Africa out of troubled times. He is currently guiding the transition of Altron from a family business, started at the height of apartheid, into a high-performing international IT company with a social
Named as one of Yale University’s World Fellows in 2004, he is also joint winner of 2013 IT Personality of the Year.
4 December 2019, 17h00 for 18h00-20h30
Location & dates
Cost: R495 plus VAT per person.
Numbers are limited and preference will be given to Business Engage and 30% Club members.
Gugu Khazi is an International Talent & Development Director based in London. She holds a Master’s in Business Management as well as a MSc in Trade Industry & Development from Milpark Business School and the university of Manchester respectively.
She has over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader in various international businesses. She uses her experience in dealing with Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Career Development, Career Transition and personal development to coach others in making a success in their chosen careers.
Gugu’s focus is on developing leaders to be successful general managers, helping organisations create engaging culture and create great place to work as well as helping leaders deliver critical talent outcomes.
She also uses lessons learnt from her personal journey towards finding and creating a fulfilling HR career to help others to grow in their chosen careers. Having grown up in South Africa, she started her career as a Social Worker, she then transitioned to work in Talent acquisition before transitioning to an in-house HR professional. Gugu has held various
senior leader HR roles within banking, oil and Gas as well as Consumer Goods industry.
Gugu is passionate about coaching others make a success of their careers. She recently published a Book called – “Passion to Careers: nine steps to building a successful career from your passion”. In this book she outlines key steps to finding your passion and using it to find a job that you will love!