Gugu Mthembu

Gugu Mthembu

Chief Marketing Officer, Telkom

Gugu is an award-winning marketing professional experienced in building teams and brands. She has led marketing teams for the last 10 years predominantly in telecommunications after a fruitful 10-year career as an IT professional. 

Gugu is a certified Chartered Marketer who has completed various postgraduate executive leadership courses from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.  Before joining Telkom, she was the Marketing Director for Virgin Mobile SA and CMO for MTN Swaziland.

She is passionate about creating and providing opportunities for developing talent after she herself was recognised by the Human Capital Institute as a finalist in the inaugural Rising Star Awards in 2012.