(MBA; MA (Political Science) cum laude)
Botha is a strategy consultant, entrepreneur and programme manager with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, facilitation, organisation design, change management, business planning and programme management. His industry exposure in Southern Africa includes ICT, FMCG, tertiary education, agriculture, government, banking, financial services, non-profit, retail, media & publishing, radio, wine, hospitality, import and export, corporate and industrial services, development, health services, food processing, public finance and transport.
He either works as an individual advisor to executive management teams, or as part of a larger consulting team hand-picked for the job’s requirements. His specific skills include strategic and systems-level thinking, facilitation of large and small planning sessions, conceptualising and managing collaborative networks and innovative delivery of complex programmes involving multiple stakeholders.
Botha works closely with FutureLead Consulting where he has been a director since 2007, including with its specialist initiative Higher Education Management Africa. He has been an associate consultant of Deloitte Namibia since 1999 and from 2016 to 2017 was the interim general manager and strategy advisor for the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), working closely with its CEO and Executive Committee to revitalise higher education in the SADC region. Botha’s past clients as project leader and consultant in various teams include inter alia the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Bidvest Namibia, Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Standard Bank Namibia, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, Investment Solutions, Brand South Africa, Meat Board of Namibia, Bank Windhoek, British American Tobacco, Office of the Prime Minister of Namibia, University of the Western Cape, Human Resources Development Council (Botswana), Department of Environmental Affairs (South Africa), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Suiderland Group and Deloitte Namibia.
Botha is also the founder and managing director of WAZA, an importer, distributer and online retailer specialising in high quality Japanese household goods for the South African market. Given Botha’s extensive experience in the SADC region, as well as personal interest in Japanese monozukuri businesses, he also conducts market research and facilitates contact between Japanese and Southern African small and medium enterprises.
As a volunteer, Botha has since 2010 produced and co-hosted a weekly radio show in Cape Town – The Wrong Rock Show – on South Africa’s oldest community radio station, Bush Radio 89.5FM. It showcases emerging, underexposed and obscure musicians and bands from across the world.
In his own words: “ConsultBrain is for me where it all comes together – developing strategy, building trust, collaborating, building networks, ensuring structured implementation and above all, keeping on learning.”
To contact Botha directly, send an email to botha.kruger[at]consultbrain.com, or fill in our contact form.