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Vuyo Jack

Speaker | Transformation | Leadership


Vuyo Jack is a qualified chartered accountant based in South Africa. He completed his articles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He researches and speaks on transformation, leadership, innovation and reality based entrepreneurship. In 2001 he founded Empowerdex the first BEE ratings and research agency in the South Africa .In 2007 he wrote two books titled “Broad based BEE” the complete guide and “Make BEE work for you“ and he is currently completing his third book titled #Fees must fall. Vuyo has a vast experience in public and private sector having being appointed to the BEE task team by the Minister of Trade and Industry to advise the department on BEE legislation and also advised the Minister of Minerals and Energy on BEE in the liquid fuel industry.

Vuyo was the Chairman of Audit Committee of the South African National Treasury and Accounting Standard Board. He was appointed to the board of the Public Investment Corporation by the Minister of Finance and sat on the following Board Sub-committees: Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chairman of the Private Equity and Africa Fund Investment Panel, Member of the Investment Committee, Member of the Property Committee, Member of the social and Ethics Committee. He was part of the Davis Tax Committee and former Director General of the Department of Arts and Culture.

He is also passionate about the arts and education. In 2008 he started Africa Empowered, which is a platform for business to contribute to economic development of Africa and 2009 He was chosen as Young Global Leader by the World economic Forum in Davos. He also runs a program called Music Empowers which aims to preserve SA jazz standards. He produced a musical segment for Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday. Vuyo is currently the Chairman of Empowerdex and Africa Empowered.

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