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Vumile Msweli

Vumile Msweli







Who Is Vumile Msweli

Vumile is the Chief Executive officer for Hesed Consulting which a coaching and consulting firm specializing in commerce acceleration; career coaching; women empowerment; facilitation and training on the African continent, with presence in Nigeria; South Africa; Botswana; Rwanda and affiliates in Namibia; Ghana and Uganda. She has previously worked for reputable multi-national institutions such as Barclays, Investec, Nedbank, First National Bank and Vodafone. Vumile is an Operations; Finance and Strategy executive with experience in both the telecommunications and finance sectors. She has successfully led global teams in Africa (Nigeria; Kenya; Democratic Republic of Congo; Zambia; Lesotho; Ghana; Tanzania; Mozambique and South Africa); and Europe (Scotland; Isle of Man and England).

As a coach Vumile has carved a niche for herself in career coaching. She also services clients in Executive; Financial; Speaking and Mentoring coaching. Vumile is an avid coach and international 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 the host of Vumi and Veuve host Women in Commerce as well as has her own regular columnin Nigeria’s largest publication The Guardian and Africa’s largest blog BellaNaija. She also has her own radio slot in Botswana’s Duma FM and South Africa’s Kaya FM.

Vumi has global experience working with a diverse range of cultures and is a results-oriented leader. She has led and managed a team of multi-skilled operations and service executives across Middle East and Africa. She is a regular contributor on Kaya FM and Nigeria’s The Guardian Newspaper columnist.

Keynote Topics:

The African Millennial – Your next customer

The future is female. The future is Africa

I am not the desert I was born into

Leadership lessons from Zululand


2012 - Current

2021 - Current

2018 - Current

2018 - Current

2020 - Current

2019 - Current

2019 - Current

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2020

2016 - 2018

2015 - 2017

2013 -  2014

2010 - 2012

2011 - 2012

2011 - 2012


2007 - 2010



CEO - Career Coaching | Keynote Speaker | Career Advancement | Recruitment | Corporate Training at Hesed Consulting

Specialists in recruitment consulting, coaching and acclimatisation

Forbes Women Forum Member

Brand South Africa Play your part Ambassador

Resident Career Coach, World of Work Segment at Kaya FM 95.9

Contributing Writer at BusinessDay

Resident Career Coach at Duma FM

Board Member at South African Strategy Association

Contributing Columnist at BellaNaija

Contributing Columnist at The Guardian Nigeria

Member of the Board at South African Association for Youth Clubs

Executive Head : Client Services Partner Africa at Vodafone

Head Client Services at FNB South Africa

Head Business Support / Operations at Barclays

Acting Head : Business Development at Barclays

Acting Head : Risk at Barclays

Private Banker at Nedbank

Cash Investments Specialist at Investec

Junior Accountant at Rand Merchant Bank

Internal Inventory Auditor at South African Breweries

Achievements and Accolades

2021 Santam Women of the Future Award issued by Santam Insurance

2021 Reader’s Choice Award Top Empowered Young Achiever issued by Topco Media Top Empowerment Awards

2021 Under 40 Top Empowered Young Achiever 100 Most Influential Young South Africans Issued by Avance Media

2021 Rotary African Centennial Award issued by Rotary International

2021 Nigeria CIPM 52nd Annual Conference Award Recipient issued by Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria

2020 WeConnect and EY Entrepreneur Pitch award winner Issued by WeConnect and EY

2019 TedX Lyttleton Women Speaker issued by TedX Lyttleton Women

2019 St. Mary’s D.S.G National Old Girl of the Year issued by St. Mary’s DSG

2019 African Leadership University Expert in residence issued by African Leadership University Rwanda

2019 Africa’s most influential women in business and government Top Pan African Award Small Medium Enterprise issued by Pan-Arican Awards

2019 Leading Ladies Africa Lady Boss of the week issued by Leading Ladies

2018 Power of 40 issued by Destiny Magazine

2018 Young Professional of the Year issued by Black Management

2018 Game Seven CEO issued by Nedbank

2018 Leaderex Speaker issued by Leaderex

2018 Massiv Metro Women Crush Wednesday recipient issued by Massiv Metro Radio Station

2018 Brand South Africa Play your part Ambassador issued by Brand South Africa

2018 One of 1000 African Voices Influential Voices issued by 1000 African Voices

2018 15th feature of 1000 African Voices Women of Excellence issued by Women Economic Forum

2018 Every Girl Has A Dream Speaker issued by Every Girl Has A Dream

2018 Junior Achievement Africa Company of the Year Judge issued by Junior Achievement

2017 100 Most Influential Young South Africans issued by Avance Media

2017 African Union Africa Talks Jobs inaugural candidate issued by African Union

2017 Gauteng Premier Special AwardGauteng Premier Special Award issued by Gauteng Premier, Government of South Africa

2016 Elle Boss of the Year : Corporate Category issued by Elle

2016 United Kingdom Pharside Leading Lady issued by Pharside

2016 Top 200 Young South Africans issued by Mail and Guardian Newspaper

2015 Gamechanger issued by ABSIP

“Vumile gave the women of the Sub Saharan African Region at Google a powerful and engaging session on navigating the new world of work and consciously managing your career, beyond technical expertise. Combining her unique story telling abilities and capacity to inspire, she gave us all food for thought and practical tools to discover and work towards becoming better versions of ourselves!” 

- Bridget N. Finance Industry Manager & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coach at Google -

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