Mzukisi is one of South Africa’s most recognised thought leaders, an analyst, author, and keynote speaker

Mzukisi Qobo is a corporate strategist and public policy expert. He is Associate Professor: International Business & Strategy at the Wits Business School.

Mzukisi is also director at Tutwa Consulting Group where he heads strategy and public affairs practice area. He is also founding director of Afgrain Food Group, a company that works to support smallholder and emerging farmers in former homelands.

In the past he has held a position as Chief Director: Trade Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry where he developed South Africa’s trade policy. He was also project leader for developing the Gauteng government’s International Relations Strategy (Africa Strategy) for the Premier’s Office.

As a corporate strategist and public policy advisor, Mzukisi has advised multinational companies in mining, finance, and telecommunications; as well as the public sector and international donors.

Mzukisi serves on the Boards of Corruption Watch and Johannesburg Development Agency. He has written extensively on leadership, international affairs, and political economy. He obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; MA from the University of Stellenbosch; and BA from the University of Cape Town.


Advising organisations on reducing political risk and regulatory constraints.
Assessing the impact of political developments on corporate strategies and proposing solutions.
Helping organisations to establish a strong reputational leadership.


An overview of macro-political trends and future scenarios in South Africa.
Addressing the role of corporate and political leadership in meaningfully driving change.
Mapping the state of global leadership and the rise of emerging economies.