Dudu Msomi is the Founder and CEO of Busara Leadership Partners, a research-orientated strategic advisory service and consulting company whose expertise is to facilitate the conception and execution of effective strategies that achieve the goals through an integrated approach to leadership, governance and strategy. Dudu is a Strategist, Leadership expert, Life/Leadership/Board/Strategy Coach and Leadership/Board/Strategy Mentor. Dudu has expertise and experience in strategy workshops facilitation, strategy formulation and implementation; designing and implementing transformation programmes in companies and industry bodies; marketing; advertising; communications; human resources leadership and corporate governance. Dudu’s experience spans diverse industries such as retail, advertising, financial services, Information, Communications & Technology consulting and professional, membership services.
Dudu was awarded the 2013 Laureate Award by the University of Pretoria as a GIBS Alumnus to honour her outstanding contribution to the field of leadership development, strategy and governance. Dudu Msomi was selected by the US Consulate in South Africa to be part of the mentoring programme with FORTUNE/US State Department Global Women Leaders from 25 April – 21 May 2010. Dudu was selected in 2015 as a mentee on the Cherie Blair Foundation. Dudu writes and speaks on leadership, diversity, women in leadership, corporate governance, boards and entrepreneurship amongst other topics.
Dudu has a B.A. Hons. (University of Natal, Dbn); Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and Marketing (AAA School of Advertising); Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance (RAU); Programme for Management Development (GIBS) and a Masters in Business Administration (GIBS).