Dr. Netshiongolwe Tshifhumulo Kenny

Bright and insightful Chairman enthusiastic about applying corporate governance experience to dynamic challenges. Promotes growth and operational improvements as first-rate communicator, organizer and planner. Experienced Chairman well-versed in the nuances of steering discussions without forcing decisions. Expert in procedure and running meetings efficiently. Veteran of corporte and looking to continue to make a positive impact on corporate operations.

Experienced Chairman well-versed in the nuances of steering discussions without forcing decisions. Expert in procedure and running meetings efficiently. Looking to continue to make a positive impact on corporate operations. Skilled Chairman proficient in driving improvements and maintaining order within the company board of directors. Offering excellent judgment, strong listening skills and a deep understanding of business operations.

Detail-oriented with several years of experience in corporate governance. Proven ability to build relationships and maintain partnerships with top accounts to increase overall productivity and grow profit channels. Expands network connections by effectively determining and meeting customer needs, implementing price models and optimizing inventory control procedures.

SKILLS

  • Meeting leadership
  • Background policy formulation
  • Shareholder relations
  • Consulting
  • Staff Management
  • Negotiation
  • Business Development
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial administration
  • Program oversight
  • Business planning
  • Training
  • Team building
  • Data Analysis

EDUCATION

MBA: Entrepreneurial Studies, 06/2014
Milpark Business School – Johannesburg

  • Dissertation:Investigations into performance management in the City of Johannesburg

Bachelor of Science: Business Management, 01/2006
Walter Sisulu University – Eastlondon

BBA: Logistics And Materials Management, 01/2007
UNISA – Pretoria

Associate of Science: Executive Development Program(EDP), 11/2009
University Of Stellenbosch – CapeTown

Associate of Science: Senior Management Program, 02/2008
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA – PRETORIA

Associate of Science: Senior Leadership Development Program, 11/2011
WITS UNIVERSITY – JOHANNESBURG

 

WORK HISTORY

President, 01/2020 to Current
SAFIIT – Pretoria, South Africa

  • Developed and implemented new strategies and policies in collaboration with executive partners to
    establish and achieve long-term business objectives, providing company with strong and sustainable
    organizational leadership.
  • Initiated operational improvements using lean methodologies to drive efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Aligned organizational objectives with company mission, increasing revenue, profit and business growth
    by collaboratively developing integrated strategies.
  • Achieved under-budget and on-time project management to adhere to project goals.
  • Conducted research on emerging trends within industry and capitalized on finds to develop new
    products, services and strategies.
  • Fostered new business through participation in trade shows and initiating communications with
    prospective clients via phone and email.
  • Directed technological improvements, reducing waste and business bottlenecks.
  • Developed comprehensive performance reports using Google Analytics to strategize resource allocation
    and establish performance metrics for clients.
  • Developed program to promote new managers from within, building and maintaining cohesive
    leadership structure.
  • Integrated new media and web advertising initiatives into client’s marketing strategies to enhance brand
    awareness.

Non-Executive Director, 01/2020 to Current
Examination Board Authority Of Africa(EBAOA) – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to
    team.
  • Developed and implemented variety of innovative policies and strategies to promote client
    self-sufficiency.
  • Spoke with community organizations to boost outreach and highlight programs successes.
  • Developed and deepened partnerships with related organizations to enhance success by eliminating
    duplication.
  • Developed and created programs and monitored effectiveness against individual participant needs.
  • Worked with governing board to turn mandates into real-world policies and advance program objectives.

Mentor Leader, 01/2020 to Current
National Mentorship Movement – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to enable lead teacher to address pertinent
    issues.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable
    positive learning outcomes.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher’s lesson delivery.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning
    environment.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record,
    consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.

Advisory Board Member, 01/2020 to Current
Africa Asia Chamber Of Commerce And Industry – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Fostered new business through participation in trade shows and initiating communications with
    prospective clients via phone and email.
  • Conducted research on emerging trends within industry and capitalized on finds to develop new
    products, services and strategies.
  • Developed and implemented new strategies and policies in collaboration with executive partners to
    establish and achieve long-term business objectives, providing company with strong and sustainable
    organizational leadership.
  • Furthered brand awareness through campaigns and Collaborations.

CEO, 01/2013 to Current
Lutomboni Group – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Oversaw daily administrative operations of the company.
  • Initiated operational improvements using lean methodologies to drive efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Developed and implemented new strategies and policies in collaboration with executive partners to
    establish and achieve long-term business objectives, providing company with strong and sustainable
    organizational leadership.
  • Aligned organizational objectives with company mission, increasing revenue, profit and business growth
    by collaboratively developing integrated strategies.
  • Developed innovative sales and marketing strategies to facilitate business expansion.
  • Fostered new business through participation in trade shows and initiating communications with
    prospective clients via phone and email.
  • Oversaw business-wide changes to modernize procedures and organization.
  • Integrated new media and web advertising initiatives into client’s marketing strategies to enhance brand
    awareness.
  • Developed comprehensive performance reports using Google Analytics to strategize resource allocation
    and establish performance metrics for clients.
  • Shaped solutions and approaches by leveraging trends in customer marketplaces and industries.
  • Developed program to promote new managers from within, building and maintaining cohesive
    leadership structure.

Chairman/CEO, 01/2013 to Current
RURAL ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT CORPORATION(REUC) – Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Developed and implemented new strategies and policies in collaboration with executive partners to
    establish and achieve long-term business objectives, providing company with strong and sustainable
    organizational leadership.
  • Shaped solutions and approaches by leveraging trends in customer marketplaces and industries.
  • Fostered new business through participation in trade shows and initiating communications with
    prospective clients via phone and email.
  • Conducted research on emerging trends within industry and capitalized on finds to develop new
    products, services and strategies.

Board Member, 01/2007 to Current
Matangari Home Of Relief – Limpopo, South Africa

  • Provided leadership coaching to small business owners, enabling each to find daily motivation, solve
    problems and make effective decisions.
  • Monitored operational activities to ascertain effectiveness of results and which areas could use better
    oversight.
  • Established and administered annual budget with effective controls to prevent overages, minimize burn
    rate and support sustainability objectives.
  • Offered expertise on employee and business development plans to enhance implementation and routine
    oversight.
  • Crafted business plans that identified long term company goals and also detailed smaller goals to keep
    organization on track.

Director, 01/1997 to 05/2015
Government – Pretoria, South Africa

  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective
    resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Worked closely with organizational leadership, including board of directors, to strategically affect
    direction of operations.
  • Delegated assignments based on site plans, project needs and knowledge of individual team members.
  • Optimized operational processes by developing company-wide analytics tool to address client-specific
    metrics.
  • Confirmed company documentation met ISO requirements and day-to-day operations followed
    documentation.
  • Assisted with creation of marketing strategy and advertising initiatives used to promote company to
    community members.
  • Tasked to turn around low growth operation by solidifying workflow processes, strengthening client
    relationships, and improving communications supporting client advocacy.
  • Mitigated costs while collaborating with vendors to manage inventory items.
  • Created annual budget and developed comprehensive plan to accomplish company objectives while
    staying within budget.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Supervised team of 50 staff members.
  • Collaborated with team of 5 Engineers in the development of the Aerospace and Defence project.
  • Resolved product issue through consumer testing.

AFFILIATIONS

  • APICS – Association for Supply Chain Management

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL SMALL MEDIUM ENTREPRISES(SMME’S)

Created locally based economic opportunities for young people. The project focuses on income-generation and self-employment for young people living in urban and rural areas identified as significant “poverty pockets”. The project aims to develop local solutions to unemployment by investigating options for youth development in the form of micro and small businesses and co-operatives. It will work in conjunction with local municipalities and donors. Helps young entrepreneurs to access quality business support from approved service providers.

Is designed to transfer high-level technical skills and to facilitate work experience for unemployed matric and tertiary graduates. It also aims to introduce black youth into previously inaccessible careers, such as IT and accounting.

Focuses on unemployed youth who have no tertiary education, enabling them to acquire the skills, competencies and experience they require to achieve economic independence. This is done through a structured learning programme and accredited through a SETA.