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Joe Manchu

Nickname: 'Witte'

CEO of Manchu Group

Born in Cape Town

Joe Manchu has over twenty five years' experience in accounting and audit, finance, corporate and retail banking, information technology, and management consulting. He occupied senior positions at Ernst & Young, IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank and the African Bank. In 1987, he started his own Business and IT consulting company, Manchu Consulting. In 2001, Manchu Group was established as a 100% black-owned company, replacing Manchu Consulting.

Joe's consulting experience covers corporate strategy, business process improvement, change management, IT management, and project management. His most recent clients include Eskom, the CSIR, Telkom, Metrorail, Transnet, Arivia.kom, and several government departments at national, provincial and local levels. Joe leads major change projects in large organisations, working with the senior management team on organisational transformation and strategic repositioning. He has a proven track record amongst several major South African organisations.

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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Non-Executive Director | South African Communication Forum
Johannesburg | 2008 - present

Director | InnovationLab
Tshwane | 2005 - present

CEO | Manchu Group
Bryanston, Johannesburg | 2001 - present

Information & Communication Technology (IT Services (Consulting, Support, Data Processing))

Director | Manchu Group
Johannesburg | 2001 - present

Previous Position(s)

CEO | Manchu Consulting
Johannesburg | 1987 - 2001

Business and ICT Consultants

Johannesburg | 1986 - 1987

Systems Engineer | IBM
Johannesburg | 1985 - 1986

Corporate Financial Analyst | Chase Manhattan Bank
Johannesburg | 1984 - 1985

Articled Audit Clerk | Ernst & Young
Johannesburg | 1977 - 1981

Served articles of clerkish with an international accounting firm

Educational history


Orlando West High (1975)


University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa | 2010 - 1985


South Africa | 2010 - 1981

B. Compt.

Kellogg School of Management

South Africa | 2010 - 1989

Executive Development Programme

South Africa | 2010 - 2010

Certificate Programme - Leadership Coaching





SA Communication Forum


Wanderers Club


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