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Tendai has over 20 years experience as a broad Pan-African strategist and researcher. She is an expert on facts and figures on Africa as well as human understanding for business and social integration across the continent. She specialises in helping organisations to understand the opportunities on the African continent and helps them to understand research craft powerful corporate, brand and market entry strategy for Africa. Tendai is a professional speaker and an experienced senior leadership workshop facilitator and master-class leader BIOGRAPHY Tendai spent her early years travelling the world and was educated in 6 different countries. She is a true global citizen. She holds a Masters in Strategic Management with the University of Derby, UK and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree through research, with the same university. She has developed the unique 17- group Pan African Living Standard Measure tool in use by major multinationals. She Tendai has 20 years experience in Pan-African Market Research and strategy and has worked for The Edgars group in Zimbabwe, Research International in South Africa and Wella Hair Care Company in Cape Town. Tendai was the CEO of Research International Zimbabwe (Member of the WPP group), which she built with her father from 5 people to 1500 people in 4 years, also operating in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and Angola from 1998 to December 2004. She earned the awards of Entrepreneur of the year for Zimbabwe and Marketer of the year from the Institute of Management. In January 2005, she took up the post of Pan Africa Director for Research International World Wide based in Johannesburg and then transferred to a sister WPP company Enterprise IG (Now the Brand Union) as Strategy Director for Africa and Middle East in October 2006. In the same year she was awarded the PAMRO achiever of the year for furthering the development of research in Africa. In 2008 Tendai started her own Pan African integrated strategy, change and branding company namely, INTEGRA AFRICA offering strategic solutions with Africa at heart. Integra Africa is currently working for a variety of blue chip clients. Tendai has a wide range of experience and has worked in one way or another with most multinational organisations including financial institutions, FMCG and cellular telephony operators in Africa and across the globe. Tendai is a very mature, experienced global professional who is passionate and creative and connects with groups ranging from 4 people -400 people -4000 people effortlessly and hits the connection spot every time with her warmth, confidence and intensity. She has written and delivered many papers on Africa as the next frontier for growth in the world and motivating business communities in Africa. She is a writer and speaker on many deep issues including living an inspired life, life’s choices, marriage and HIV awareness. Tendai is a board level leader, lecturer and an avid public speaker with an infectious passion for people and the rapid development of The African continent. TENDAI’S KEY CHARACTERISTICS Global citizen Fluid mind Confident Collective Natural leader Natural teacher Driven Positive Nurturing Bias for action Responsible Calm Principled Grounded Mature Strategic Creative Visionary Goal oriented Disciplined Tenacious Versatile Flexible Fun Love a challenge A mother A lady Core Strengths Boundless Strategic thinking and inspirational leadership Favourite phrase “Africans are not poor, we just don’t have as much money. What we need is enterprise, not aid. You need an open and fertile mind to explore such a fertile land as mother Africa” -Tendai Mhizha- favourite quote “The aim is to win without fighting. Such is the art of war.” -Sun Tzu-


Main public speaking topics Tendai is a very flexible speaker and has the rare ability of being able to read, understand, internalise and present any type of business and social material quickly due to her strategic mind and experience. It is possible to give her material that you want customised and strengthened for delivery to a set of different stakeholder groups. The following are her main topics Art of war strategy for 2020 Corporate and market Strategy The incredible difference that creates enduring and valuable brand tribes Branding Internal brand engagement - Uncovering the tribal truth TRRIBE – Talent Return and Retention through Internal Brand Engagement Your piece of the African Pie Pan Africa Living standards and their application in crafting Pan Africa strategy A fresh perspective on Africa – The next frontier for growth Hear about the real Africa today bursting with potential and hope from a business perspective and only a fertile mind can tap in to the opportunities that abound across Africa. Let me help you do that. Respect Africa An insightful piece of research on the idiosyncrasies’ of the African business psyche vs the western business paradigm. Do business effectively by understanding how stuff works in Africa. Winning hearts and minds True change management including the management of cultural diversity has the power to take your company to the next level Innovate or fade away Strategic ideation and innovation generative sessions with corporate teams or business units I don’t want to be thin Essential talk on HIV awareness and understanding for more senior levels of staff. HIV is real and we need to know how we can behave in the workplace and our communities to make the lives of HIV infected and affected bearable….. Be responsible enough to ensure that your senior staff are sensitive and supportive about the HIV pandemic that is wreaking havock across the African continent. Inspirational you and do you want to fly General motivational talks customised though the art of storytelling. Specialised talks for women only available. Why…. Because the more we understand ourselves, the more we can understand each other.

Tendai Mhizha


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