Nicholas Maweni


Nicholas Maweni is the former Black Management Forum (BMF) Managing Director and was previously the Chief Marketing Officer at IBM, looking after sub-Saharan Africa.

Maweni was responsible for Marketing, Communications, Demand Programmes, Workforce and Field Enablement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Affairs and Market Insights.

Maweni served as the Group Marketing Director of Crossroads Distribution, a logistics, transport and supply chain company in Africa, which owns outfits such as Skynet Worldwide Express.

He is also Chairman of Mawenguni Holdings, which owns the Virgin Mobile retail outlets in the Eastern Cape.

Maweni was executive head of Corporate Affairs at Virgin Mobile from the time of its launch in South Africa.

Maweni is the former Marketing Director at ATIO Corporation. He has worked for various companies in the ICT sector, including Vodacom, Marconi and TIBCO.

Maweni is an active Black Management Forum (BMF) committee member and was director and the vice-president of Junior Chamber International.

Maweni holds an MBA, majoring in Strategic Marketing, from the United Kingdom.

Maweni has received various awards, which include one from the Institute of Marketing Management, as well as the award for Citizen of the Year (1999) from the City of Port Elizabeth.

He was the winner of the BMF Manager of the year award in 2010.


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