Entrepreneur, Turnaround Strategist, Inspirational Business Speaker and Dragon Investor on SA’s Dragons Den TV Show – known as the “The Breakthrough Entrepreneur” Mr. Lebo Gunguluza joined the professional speaking fraternity in August 2011 due to the high demand created by his inspirational story of overcoming tremendous odds to succeed. By December 2011 he was chosen as one of the Top 3 new motivational speakers in South Africa by a leading speaker bureau. Mr. Gunguluza was also chosen among many to be a Dragon on South Africa’s first Dragon’s Den TV Show, an internationally acclaimed TV Show from the UK, which started broadcasting on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic from 23 September 2014.
Today Mr Gunguluza heads up the GEM Group of Companies, an integrated media, hospitality and communications group that offers holistic media, hospitality and technology solutions to their clients. Mr Gunguluza recently launched the first 100% Digital Bank (the first ever borderless, paperless and branchless bank) in Africa, targeted at the youth “millennials” and unbankable Africans. Mr Gunguluza is also launching the first African digital currency that will advance the African economic landscape and trade between Africans. He is at the forefront of innovation and his group in pioneering the fourth industrial revolution in Africa. The GEM Group has also launched a Fintech accelaration program and the Izani Capital Development Fund, which will both drive the development and growth of Tech startups in Africa.
He is one of the key founders and President of the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF), which addresses issues facing black entrepreneurs in South Africa.