Neil has worked with the senior leadership of successful organisations in Europe and Africa over the past 15 years. Across these geographies he has worked extensively with corporate, investment and retail banks, retailers, proptech platforms, insurers, and asset managers. He has built and led, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on his clients' objectives, most recently as Managing Director for Accenture’s Financial Services business in Africa.
He advises on topics including corporate finance transaction structuring and support; strategy development; and the design and implementation of risk management and financial management frameworks. He has been involved in organic expansion programmes and inorganic transactions across the African continent.
Wayne has 27 years of strategy and management consulting experience with multinationals and large local firms in Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria), Europe (UK, Germany) and Asia (Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia). His consulting experience includes 23 years with Accenture, the last 11 of which as Managing Director in Accenture Strategy.
Wayne’s industry experience is in Consumer Goods, Retail, Industrial Equipment, Automotive, Healthcare, Professional Services, and Financial Services.
He has functional expertise in Growth Strategy, Enterprise Transformation, pre- and post-deal M&A, Value Targeting, Operating Model Strategy, and Financial Performance Analysis.
He has a B.Sc (Eng) and M.Sc (Eng) (University of Cape Town, 1992), has completed Kellogg’s Advanced Business Management Program (Northwestern University, Chicago, 2001), has a professional certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management (Stanford University, Palo Alto, 2016), and is a certified practitioner in the Society of Decision Professionals. He has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Strategy (topic: The impact of overconfidence bias on firm performance).
Vlad is a well-rounded CA (SA) with over 8 years post qualified experience in management consulting, corporate finance and advisory including experience in London and Luxembourg. International positions held have developed Vlad’s ability to operate outside the comfort zone and have strengthened his adaptability to different roles and business environments.
London | Johannesburg | Cape Town