The foremost branding and reputation authority in Africa

Thebe Ikalafeng is a Hall of Fame global African branding authority and THE leading advocate for a brand-led African agenda. Recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans, he has made a sustained, distinguished and consequential contribution to branding and in reframing the African narrative for over 25 years. He has worked in over 25 countries building brands across Africa. He is the founder BLG, a multi-disciplinary advisory group at the intersection of strategy, creativity and intellectual property law; the founder of the seminal non-profit Brand Africa movement for a brand-led African agenda and the ‘Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands’ initiative which is widely referenced as the definitive barometer of branding in Africa.

He has been to every country in Africa and every continent in the world from Cape to Cairo and the Arctic in Greenland to Antarctica; trekked the rare silverback gorillas on the Virunga mountains in Rwanda and Uganda; summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Sinai, trekked the 116km long King Moshoeshoe II Walk in Lesotho, rode the historic 52 hour TAZARA train that links Tanzania and Zambia, and jumped the 216m high Bloukrans Bridge bunjee in South Africa, among his many breath-taking travels and adventures globally. He was born and lives in Africa and educated in the USA, Italy and South Africa. He holds BSc. MBA and LLM (Intellectual Property Law) degrees. A consummate contemporary pan-African, “Thebe is Africa,” as TedxGhana put it.

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