Brand Finance logo

Brand Finance South Africa Forum 2022: South African Brands Driving the Economy

08 April 2022, 07:00–09:00 UK Time

Each year Brand Finance values over 5,000 of the world’s biggest brands. The top 50 most valuable and strongest South African brands have been published in the Brand Finance South Africa 50 report annually since 2013.

This year, we doubled the rankings. South Africa’s top 100 brands showcase resolve and resilience, and should be celebrated. As a nation with enormously strong potential, but a complex past, it is increasingly important that leading brands are recognised as the nation’s ambassadors for their enduring contributions to the wider African economy.

In conjunction with Brand Finance, Brand South Africa and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, we were joined by an audience of 80 delegates to honour South Africa’s 100 most valuable and strongest brands and their achievements.

The panel discussion included Editor of the Financial Mail, Rob Rose, Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the JSE, Vuyo Lee, and Standard Bank Chief Brand & Marketing Officer, Thulani Sibeko.

Follow @BrandFinance on Twitter and join in the conversation online using the hashtag #BFSA100.

08 April 2022, 07:00–09:00 UK Time
Subscribe
to be notified of future events
In association with
Brand South Africa

Official Custodian of South Africa's Nation Brand

Brand South Africa Website
Johannesburg Stock Exchange

JSE Limited is the largest stock exchange in Africa. It is located in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, after it moved from downtown Johannesburg in 2000

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Website

Speakers

Jeremy Sampson
Managing Director
Africa

Jeremy is the managing director of Brand Finance Africa and has almost 50 years’ experience working in between London and Johannesburg in marketing, advertising, graphic design, public relations, reputation management and branding. He founded and was the Executive Chairman of the Africa operations of the international branding group, Interbrand until he stepped down in October 2014.

Jeremy himself was awarded the prestigious Financial Mail AdFocus Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2010 and holds over 100 design awards.

Today Jeremy consults/mentors/advises, sits on boards/advisory panels, writes and speaks and is very active in the media, including hosting programmes for Classic FM.

Website
Declan Ahern
Director
Africa

Declan joined Brand Finance as an Analyst. During his time at Brand Finance, Declan has worked on projects in a range of sectors, but with a specific focus on Banking, Insurance and Mining, as well as extensive experience in evaluation of sports sponsorship activities. Declan has performed various valuations and conducted strategic analysis  for a number of notable clients such as Chevron, Barclays, Zurich, Allianz and Rio Tinto. From these Valuations, Declan has been able to advise our clients about strategies that could maximise their Business Values through increased utility from their brand.Declan studied at the University of Cape Town and graduated with Bachelor of Business Science in Finance with Economics. He is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant with Brand Finance, and recently completed the first level of the Chartered Financial Analyst exams.

Website
Benedict Baigrie
Senior Analyst
Brand Finance

Benedict joined Brand Finance as an Analyst having prior experience in valuation, market research and analysis.

Benedict is a trainee management accountant and has worked on Brand and Business valuation projects serving global clients in sectors such as telecoms, semi-conductors, oil & gas and insurance.

He graduated from the University of Cape Town with majors in Economics and Marketing whilst further completing an (Hons) Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management.
Furthermore, Benedict conducts research and analysis for the Brand Finance league tables, with a particular focus on Insurance, Automobiles, Nation Brands and Football.

Rob Rose
Editor
Financial Mail

Rose is the editor of the Financial Mail and the author of The Grand Scam: How Barry Tannenbaum Conned South Africa’s Business Elite and Steinheist: Markus Jooste, Steinhoff & SA’s biggest corporate fraud.

After earning a law degree, Rose took on the financial fraud and corporate governance beats at the Business Day newspaper, before moving to the Financial Mail in 2007, where he exposed the Barry Tannenbaum ponzi scheme.

Later at the Sunday Times, he investigated shady contracts awarded by Fifa as part of the 2010 World Cup, and in 2013, became editor of the Business Times, before moving back to the Financial Mail in 2015.

He is a three-time winner of the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year, won the Taco Kuiper award for investigative journalism for his work on Barry Tannenbaum, and in 2010, was awarded a Nieman fellowship to Harvard University in 2010.

Website
Thulani Sibeko
Chief Brand & Marketing Officer
Standard Bank

Thulani Sibeko joined the group in January 2018 as group head of Marketing and Communication and was appointed to the Group Executive Committee in September 2018.

His experience across FMCG, telecommunications and financial services industries includes senior leadership roles at Gillette, Polaroid, Procter & Gamble, Vodacom, Hollard and Nedbank. Thulani Sibeko has demonstrated results in the consumer goods, telecommunications and financial services industries, working abroad in, Zimbabwe, USA, U.K. and Switzerland - with regional leadership experience in Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe and India.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University and a MBA from Henley Business School.

Website
Vuyo Lee
Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs
Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Vuyo Lee is the Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the JSE. She previously held positions as head of strategy for the retail affluent segment of Old Mutual South Africa before being promoted to the position of executive brand, customer and transformation manager of Old Mutual Insure. Her previous experience spans both the FMCG and financial services industries; beginning at Coca-Cola Southern Africa and Amalgamated Beverage Industries working in planning, market development research and insight, and leading brand, sustainability, communications, stakeholder engagement and transformation functions at MMI. Vuyo holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Website

In association with

Brand South Africa

Official Custodian of South Africa's Nation Brand

Brand South Africa Website
Johannesburg Stock Exchange

JSE Limited is the largest stock exchange in Africa. It is located in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, after it moved from downtown Johannesburg in 2000

Johannesburg Stock Exchange Website

Name

Job Title
Description
Link

Name

Description
Link
Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 2 Gwen Ln, Sandown, Sandton.

Open in new window

Get in Touch

Message