“Your work is a rich source of inspiration for young people in Angola, Brazil and elsewhere in the world,”
Celso Salles, Educasat - Brasil
“Thank you for such an inspiring, informative and entertaining speech...thoroughly enjoyable,”
Crispin Reed - Managing Director Brandhouse United Kingdom
“One of the big names in our marketing and advertising industry”
Craig Canavan, Property Magazine
“One of the country´s foremost thinkers on brands”
Siphiwe Mpye, Editor, Blink
“South Africa´s Mr. Brand”
Mail & Guardian
“Delightfully unpretentious, understated glamour and
“He´s led the brand (NIKE)
into pole position”
Michelle Constant, GQ
“Stylish, bright and witty”
Marika Sboros, Star
“One of South Africa’s most reputable marketers”
“Thank you for arranging such brilliant guest
speakers... I really thought that anyone following Geoff would struggle to meet
the bar he set, but Thebe took it to the next level”
Kade Krause, Kite Logistics
“Thanks for the opportunity
to witness and listen to one of the most dynamic and inspiring guest lecturers I
have ever heard. Thebe Ikalafeng - has truly left a mark in my life. His guidance
and comments made me think clearly about my personal branding”
Anusha Govindsamy, Regional Sales Manager Commercial Fuels, Masana Petroleum
“For the ongoing value you continue to add to SA and the continent, I salute
Joanna Ndebele, Ubank
“I have just listened to your
presentation at Knowledge Resources Brand Conference. I enjoyed it for the content
your brilliant presentation skills,”
Gabriela Salinas, author, "International Brand Valuation Manual" and Global
Brand Manager, Delloite (Madrid, Spain)
Ikalafeng is recognized as an inspirational, engaging and insightful global African authority on building brands and reputations across Africa and the world.
His keynotes are shaped by his extensive corporate, advisory and board experience across 100 brands and travels to over 50 countries globally, where he's gained an incomparable perspective and knowledge on building African and global brands and reputations. Renowned as a transformational brand architect, over the years he has led the development of leading African place, political, consumer and institutional brands that shape the African brand and reputation, such as Brand Ghana and Brand South Africa, Transnet, Universities of South Africa (UNISA) and Botswana (UB), Zambia’s Zanaco Bank, and the successful political branding campaign for the late President Atta Mills and President John Mahama the ruling party of Ghana in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
He is equally at ease with an audience of a few or thousands, he has addressed diverse audiences globally at blue-chip organisations and events such as Intel in the USA, Vodacom, South African Business Club in the United Kingdom, ICCA in China, Icograda Design Week in Spain, DHL Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention and Meetings Africa in South Africa.
Whether you're hosting a major event or you just need a fresh perspective, Ikalafeng will inspire the audience with ideas that energize, excite and empower.
A consummate brand and reputation authority, Ikalafeng's topics revolves around his passion for building brands and reputations of places, people or institutions. His signature topics include (1) Brand You: Inspired Performance [Personal Branding], (2) Brand, the Beloved Country [Nation Branding], (3) Building Great Brands: Issues, Insights and Trends [Brand Leadership], (4) Customer Experience: The New Competitive Differentiator [Branded Customer Service], (5) Celebrity Branding: Lights, Camera, Action [Celebrity Branding], (6) Africa – The New Global Opportunity, and (7) #MadeInAfrica – Inspiration for Design, Brands and Culture [Branding In Africa].