Msweli – one of SA’s most influential women 

Southern Times Writer

She is not merely a chief executive officer (CEO) of Hesed Consulting, but a multi award winning African woman with a great influence in the African region.

Her achievements are significantly noted across the continent particularly in Nigeria, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Lesotho, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.  She has also been impactful in European countries through successfully leading global teams particularly in Scotland, Isle of Man and England.

Meet Vumile Msweli, a dynamic woman who has been awarded the Mail and Guardian top 200 most influential young South Africans, Elle boss of the year in the corporate category as well as the Gauteng Premier Award for Excellence in leadership.

Msweli has previously worked for reputable multi-national institutions such as Barclays, Investec, Nedbank, First National Bank and Vodafone.

Vumile is an avid coach speaker having spoken in conferences; expos; workshops around the globe on topics such as leadership; women empowerment; finance matters and conducting business in Africa.

She is an entrepreneur who commenced her first venture when she was 22 years old. Today her business interests are in span property; retail; logistics and consulting sectors.

Her achievements and success have seen her being awarded the: Elle Boss of the Year in the Corporate Category (2016), Vodafone CEO Award (2016), Gordon Institute of Business Science: VAEP (2016), University of Witwatersrand Radio’s Brand New Heavy in Business (2016), Gauteng Premier Award for Excellence in leadership (2017) and Mail and Guardian Top 200 most influential Young South Africans (2016).

Vumile is a firm believer in women empowerment, entrepreneurship and education being the keys to fundamentally change the trajectory of the African continent. She has been an entrepreneur for almost a decade has a passion for driving change.

The Hesed CEO is a passionate speaker, coach and workshop facilitator who specializes in leadership and finance.

Vumile has been featured in publications such as True Love Magazine (2012); Destiny Magazine (2011; 2016 and 2017);Bona Magazine (2015); Essays of Africa Magazine (2016) as well as The Thinker magazine (2015) and Ghana’s ETV.  She is a regular contributor on SAFM (radio station) on business and women’s issues as well as the business anchor for Voice of Wits (radio station).

The multi-award winner, Vumile owns a bachelor of commerce and accounting sciences from the University of Pretoria, Executive Education from GIBS, South Africa and another Honors of Finance with the University of Johannesburg.

She also studied abroad and acquired a Masters in Business Administration at the University of London, United Kingdom and Executive Education with the University of New York, United States of America.

Currently she is studying a Doctorate Applied Leadership at UGSM, Switzerland.

She is in association with certified financial planner and Member of Institute of Directors.


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