SAVCA 2021 Private Equity Conference Speakers The 2021 line-up will feature key thought leaders in Southern Africa that will explore this year's theme. CEO: SLAP Stan Slap Global speaker | MC | Business Strategist Zipho Sikhakhane CEO: SLAPStan Slap The commitment of the company’s culture is a major asset gained by your investment or acquisition. You don’t want to put the funding in the front door and have that commitment walk out the back. Or reduce spending to do more with less, only to have less commitment from the company’s culture to help you do it. Anyone that considers culture to be soft stuff is clinically insane. It is the stuff of hardcore business results. If the culture wants something to happen in a company, it will happen. If the culture doesn’t want it to happen, it’s not going to happen. Stan Slap knows how culture really works and how to get yours to really work for you. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned thought leader about business culture, and the CEO of the international consulting company called SLAP. For 24 years, in 44 countries (including 12 in Africa), SLAP has achieved billions of dollars in performance impact for many of the world’s most successful, demanding companies. The kind that don’t include Patience on their list of corporate values. Stan Slap is provocative, proven, and profound. Buckle up, we’re going off road. slapworld.com Global speaker | MC | Business StrategistZipho SikhakhaneZipho is currently the CEO of EMZ Advisory, which provides facilitation and consulting services to PAN African and multinational organisation primarily in the financial sector focusing on areas of change management, organisational strategy, team interventions and effective leadership. Zipho’s professional background includes holding strategic positions in world-leading organisations locally and internationally (such as the world’s biggest fashion retail group Inditex Zara & the world’s biggest management consulting firm). She is the first black South African to complete an MBA at the top ranked Stanford University in the USA. She also holds a Business Science Honours Degree from UCT and has completed leadership courses around the world. She is a Board Member & Investment Committee Member of E- squared which owns 17% of Allan Grey and a Chairperson for Maneli Perdigon Commodity Trading. Having worked in 6 continents and travelled over 30 countries her global outlook gives her a unique perspective to local and challenges.