Vuyo Lutseke

South Africa

Vuyo Lutseke began her career working in publishing, rising from copy editor to deputy publisher. Over the years, her professional skills and life experience pulled her to the non-profit sector – a turn in career where she can apply her skills and passion towards affecting change in the world. As her career progresses, she looks forward to being part of a collective of African leaders who are able to strengthen the continent from within.

Vuyo graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA in Cultural & Literary Studies and went on to get a certificate in Media Law & Ethics from Wits University.

Previously at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Vuyo was part of a small team that made a big impact – galvanising different sectors of the global community to participate in this one-of-a-kind fundraising campaign to build the hospital, which opened in 2017.

As part of the SVAI/Shift team, she participates in taking social impact beyond philanthropy and into the more strategic focus of Shared Value – with the long-term view to changing the narrative around Africa to that of innovation and success, led by Africans.

In August 2020, she was appointed as a director of both the SVAI and Shift.