Sthembiso Phakathi

Director Human Capital: Organisational Transformation, Deloitte, South Africa

Sthembiso is an experienced business advisor and has built many strong business relationships over many years. He works with his clients to harness culture and build competitive advantage through strategic focus, business connection and execution excellence. He has deep passion for organisation design and behavioural change management.

Sthembiso works with C-suite executives to navigate their challenges and help them better understand the impact of technological, social, and economic change. His work also involves helping business executives harness new capabilities such as leading through ambiguity, managing increasing complexity, being tech-savvy, managing changing customer and talent demographics, and handling organizational cultures. He uses his extensive organizational design experience to lead large scale corporate transitions across sectors and industries, with the primary focus on the Energy, Resources and Industrials sector. He has co-authored and published articles about  Future of Work in the Mining industry.

Sthembiso is currently a Director in the Human Capital practice at Deloitte Consulting focusing mainly on Organizational Transformation. He is a part-time lecturer at Wits University in the department of Economics and Human Sciences and is a visiting lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He’s conducted research in marketing management, operating models and strategy analysis.

Sthembiso holds an MBA from the University of South Africa and an MSc in Strategic Marketing from Cardiff University, UK. He also holds other engineering qualifications and has completed Management and Leadership programmes at the University of South Africa.