LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship strives to bring thought leaders, men and women who are pathfinders, entrepreneurs and change agents, men and women who have affected the very fibre of our thought processes, who influence our set of beliefs, and engage our mindsets in elements of value. 

LORA has invited 10 experienced entrepreneurs to share their stories with us. On Saturday, 03 September 2016, we will host Mandla Mvelase, founder of Gap Leadership Institute.

Mandla is an autodidact, and has spent most of his time studying old and new philosophies, developing practical solutions to life’s challenges to fulfill his passion for equity and social justice. Mvelase has over 15 years of senior management and executive experience mostly in the financial services sector. He is founder and Managing Director (MD) of the recently established Gap Leadership Institute which was inspired by the challenges facing youth development in Africa and the world.

Prior to this he served as a Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) responsible some critical functions of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) namely; Risk Management, Stakeholder Relations Management, Project Management Office, Legal Compliance and Regulations, Strategy, Reporting, Road Safety and Forensic Investigations. Before that he was Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RAF for a year providing leadership, vision and strategic direction to the organisation. Prior to he held two Executive positions at the RAF, namely Executive: Customer Service Network (CSN) and Executive: Marketing, Communications and Stakeholder Relations.

Before joining the RAF, he was the General Manager: Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs for Metropolitan Holdings Limited, before that he was the General Manager: Marketing and Communications for African Bank where he oversaw the integration of the African Bank, Credit Indemnity and African Bank Miners credit brands into a single brand.

Previous positions were with South African Breweries as a Main Market Channel Manager and BP Southern Africa as a Retail Network Developer and PR and Sponsorship manager gave him the kind of broad-based experience necessary to steer an organisation in the right direction.

Come join us and interact with Mandla and other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Date: Saturday, 03 September 2016

Time: 13:30 – 15:00

Charge: R100 

(LORA Centre students get 100% discount)

Venue: SAB World of Beer,  15 Helen Joseph Street (formerly President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg (there is secured parking)

To RSVP: roche.mamabolo@gmail.com

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