Tiekie Barnard is founder and CEO of the SVAI and Shift Impact Africa. The SVAI was founded by Tiekie’s passion and drive to make a difference and the realisation that business has the resources and the power to accellate change on our continent. The SVAI is striving to assist business on the Africa continent and to build the most impactful business network of companies pursuing profit with purpose.
Tiekie is the co-creator of the first ever Harvard aligned Shared Value executive training course and works closely with academic institutions across the continent such as Strathmore Business School, Africa Leadership University, Lagos Business School, University of Johannesburg, etc. She also heads up the team that annually verify the regional Shared Value Awards.
She is a member of the Vega School of Brand Leadership Advisory Board, Global Reporting Initiative, the Public Relations Institute of South Africa and the Enterprise Africa Network, ALM Advisory committee.
She is a qualified Shared Value practitioner, having successfully completed the Harvard Business School “Creating Shared Value” executive leadership training and she holds an Honours degree in Brand Leadership and Communications from the Vega School of Brand Leadership, among many other qualifications.