Ntuthuko Shezi (Shezi) is an Electro-Mechanical Engineer and former strategy consultant at Accenture. He is an expert in business strategy, business planning and business model generation.
Born to in rural Ndwedwe, KwaZulu Natal – he blazed the trail to become the first in his family tree to graduate at a university. He has always been an entrepreneur – seeking solutions to solve every-day problems. In his lifetime, he has started, failed and succeeded in at least 14 business ventures. These ventures range from printing T-Shirts in high school, to running an arcade video game business at the University of Cape Town and a Maths and Science Saturday School while at Accenture, to name a few.
Never the one to follow a beaten path, he revels in finding solutions where no answers exist. These include starting and running the first ever airport-based panel beating and spray painting business in the world – Scratch Mobile at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The business recently celebrated 14 years of existence.
In 2015 CEO Magazine named him the South Africa, Regional and Continental Winner in the Titans – Building Nations Awards recognizing his work in the automotive sector.
His latest venture, Livestock Wealth, is a simple method of investing in farming. It presents new investment opportunities for the South African market where you invest your money in agricultural assets as they grow on a farm rather than unit trusts and shares. Through a web and mobile application, potential investors can buy vegetable tunnel gardens, macadamia trees in orchards such as well as cows online. Livestock Wealth has pioneered investment in cows since October 2015 and currently assets valued at over R70 million on behalf of 3000+ local and international investors.
He holds two patents, 12 trademarks and over 80 local and international domains and has met two US Presidents.
Shezi is a Clinton Democracy Fellow (2005) and a Mandela Washington Fellow (2014). In 2013 he made the Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and the 2017 Young Independents.
He is married and a father. He enjoys running and mountain biking and occasionally swimming.