Wanda is currently CEO of Sceptre Marketing. He is involved with deal sourcing, deal evaluation, fund raising and non-executive management for Sceptre’s portfolio companies which include: VWV Group (Pty) Ltd, Ministry of illusion (Pty) Ltd, Forwardzone Media (Pty) Ltd and Asiboni Mbala.
Prior to creating Sceptre, Wanda was a General Manager in ABI, the largest and most operationally efficient Coca-Cola bottler in Africa. Wanda gained valuable operations and strategic management experience while holding two senior general management positions at ABI where he was responsible for sales, marketing and distribution. Wanda was responsible for the Phoenix operation in Durban before being promoted to General Manager of ABI’s East Rand operation with 350 employees and budgeted revenues in excess of R580m from 4,000 customers.
Prior to ABI Wanda was employed at Bain & Co as a Consultant. He gained significant experience participating in strategic management consulting projects for leading South African companies in the financial, media, e-commerce, airline, broadcasting and telecommunications industries. Wanda started his postgraduate career at Merrill Lynch in 1997 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO, helping to integrate Smith Borkum Hare into the Merrill Lynch group. This was followed by a spell as Research Assistant to the No. 1 rated Analyst in the ‘Media’, ‘Telecommunications’ and ‘Education & Staffing’ sectors.
Wanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California, USA. He has also undertaken executive training courses at Merrill Lynch, Bain and SAB. Wanda is also a member of the South African chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organisation).