Sbusisiwe Myeni

South Africa

Trip:

South Africa 2015

Mentored by:

Kathleen Matthews

Business

CEO, Imbeleko, Dr. Seni Myeni Foundation

Sbusisiwe ("Sbu") Myeni is a business consultant and philanthropist, and simultaneously runs two organizations in South Africa. She is the founder and managing director of Kamusa Consulting, a professional consulting firm; and serves as CEO of Imbeleko, the Dr. Seni Myeni Foundation, an educational organization for top academic achieving orphaned and vulnerable children from the Qadi/Nyuswa community in KwaZulu-Natal.

In 2008, Sbusisiwe joined Absa Wealth, a Wealth Management Division of Absa Capital for ultra-high net worth clients. She established the Operational Risk and the New Product Approval offices for Absa Wealth, as well as the Risk & Compliance function for Absa Wealth International (AWI), a division of Barclays Wealth International. Sbusisiwe was awarded the 2010 Gauteng Businesswomen’s Association Business Achiever Award in the Corporate Category for her achievements in the establishment of Absa Wealth.

After earning a degree in statistical science degree from the University of Cape Town, Sbusisiwe was recruited by the Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Bank (formerly Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank) for their inaugural Class of 1997 Graduate Program and worked in the banking sector over a period of 15 years. 

Watch Sbu reflect on her time with Kathleen Matthews:

Sbu talks about Imbeleko in this short video:

Read Sbu's blog, Valley of a Thousand Dreams.