Dr Maureen Tong – Africa MBA indaba

Dr Maureen Tong

Thabo Mbeki Foundation

 Dr Maureen Tong
CEO, Coach Companion SA
Thabo Mbeki Foundation

Dr Maureen Tong is an international lawyer, a published author; an academic and a business woman. She holds a PhD in international law from the Université de Strasbourg in France. A former senior civil servant, she served as the first Chief Operations Officer (COO) and as Chief of Staff at the Ministry for Agriculture and Land Affairs; and as Operations Manager at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She worked as Project Officer for Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Namibia at the African Management Services Company (AMSCO) a Project of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UNDP whose objective is to empower private companies in Africa to become globally competitive. She served as Research Manager at the Women’s Development Bank (WDB) Trust.

Dr Tong established the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) and served as the Project Manager for the establishment of the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library (TMPL). She was Chairperson of the Board of the Health Systems Trust (HST); is the Chairwoman of the InvesTong Group; Executive Chairwoman of Kutlwelo Resources; and Chairwoman of the Board of the Young Women Business Network Corporate Finance Institution (YWBN CFI), which is working towards becoming the first majority women-owned co-operative bank in South Africa.

She is a sessional teacher at Wits Business School where she teaches Leadership, Diversity and Change Management. She is a leadership development expert who is passionate about helping others let their light shine and unleash their power within. Dr Tong is the CEO of CoachCompanion South Africa, a franchise of CoachCompanion Scandinavia AB which operates in Sweden and Finland and now South Africa. She has acquired the rights to run CoachCompanion in the rest of the African continent.