khanya Vokwana

khanya Vokwana

Studies at:

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Location in:

Copenhagen, Denmark

khanya Vokwana

Currently

Studies at:
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Location in:
Copenhagen, Denmark

Bio

Khanya is an experienced strategy consultant, who has worked with different organisations across Europe to help them define their strategies for differentiation in their market. Khanya ‘s strength as a strategist comes from having experience in both strategy definition and strategy implementation on a Pan-European scale. This combined with her experience in emerging markets allows for a more diverse perspective and contribution to all her work engagements

khanya has worked/studied in

  • Belgium
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of)
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland

khanya speaks

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Xhosa

khanya has experience in

  • Consulting

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Work

2012 – 2016

Senior Strategy Consultant

Capgemini , Belgium, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Denmark, Germany, Switzerland
  • CLIENT FACING ROLES
  • •Led the operational readiness for the launch of a new strategic initiative for a large cable operator by defining the Operating models and finalising the Level 3 process flows to be used by all their European subsidiaries
  • •Led the development of the EMEA Customer Experience Strategy and implementation plan for a large logistic provider
  • •Led the formulation of a Customer Experience Strategy and implementation plan for the 2nd largest mobile Operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • •Ensured the operational readiness of the cable operator and its subsidiaries in Netherlands, Switzerland and Hungary prior to mobile launch and roll out
  • •Defined a Churn Reduction Strategy to help a large Telco company in Denmark to increase customer loyalty and justify its premium positioning in the market
  • •Led the construction of a business case that allowed the Executive team of a large cable operator to understand the financial impact of each of the defined strategic options available for its Procurement and Accounts Payable division
  • •Advised a large mobile operator in Germany on their All Channel Experience Strategy and priority strategic focus areas for differentiation from its competitors
  • •Set-up the program management office for Mobile launch for cable operator in Switzerland
  • •Managed the pilot roll out of the digital marketing automation project for one of the largest FMCG company prior to global roll-out
  • •Developed a business cases to support implementation of digital marketing projects and developed the multi-country roll-out plan and approach for digital marketing automation across multiple countries for a large FMCG company
  • •Ran the program management office for a Pan-European Mobile Launch for for a large European cable provider
2010 – 2011
(Dec – Dec)

Strategy Consultant

Capgemini Consulting , Netherlands
2010
(Apr – Sep)

Internal Strategy and Business Development consultant

Cell C , South Africa
  • Reported directly to the Executive Head of Strategy of Cell C
  • Conducted in-depth and up to date competitor analysis for the Executive team highlighting financial and operational performance, anticipated moves by competitors and provided recommendations to drive management decisions
  • Built business cases for the assessment and evaluation of a number of strategic initiatives for board approval. These included:
  • 1. Long distance transmission fibre network
  • 2. Value proposition for the segmented offer
  • Developed of a value proposition for a segmented offer for Executive approval
  • Finalised sections of a bid document and the supporting business plan to the Telecoms regulator for a spectrum auction. This was a key strategic initiative and plan for the company.
2008 – 2010

Strategy Analyst

Deloitte , South Africa
  • Conducted in-depth industry, market and competitor analysis for clients for either their market entry or expansion strategies (Mining, Micro-lending and Insurance)
  • Assessed the financial viability of continued operations for a large water company and developing alternative scenarios to assist the executive team make a final decision
  • Analysed and reviewed the performance of a newly implemented distribution model for South Africa’s largest brewing and bottling company and provided recommendations for further optimisation
  • Developed long-term market scenarios and strategic responses for each scenario to ensure agility in response and long term sustainability of a large South African Oil and Gas company in alternative future scenarios
  • Reviewed the governance structures of the largest Energy player in South Africa and developed new structures for implementation for more effective performance
  • Developed a operating model that determines a new and more efficient way of working between the largest forestry player in South Africa and the Development Bank of South Africa

Work

2012 – 2016

Senior Strategy Consultant

Capgemini , Belgium, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Denmark, Germany, Switzerland
  • CLIENT FACING ROLES
  • •Led the operational readiness for the launch of a new strategic initiative for a large cable operator by defining the Operating models and finalising the Level 3 process flows to be used by all their European subsidiaries
  • •Led the development of the EMEA Customer Experience Strategy and implementation plan for a large logistic provider
  • •Led the formulation of a Customer Experience Strategy and implementation plan for the 2nd largest mobile Operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • •Ensured the operational readiness of the cable operator and its subsidiaries in Netherlands, Switzerland and Hungary prior to mobile launch and roll out
  • •Defined a Churn Reduction Strategy to help a large Telco company in Denmark to increase customer loyalty and justify its premium positioning in the market
  • •Led the construction of a business case that allowed the Executive team of a large cable operator to understand the financial impact of each of the defined strategic options available for its Procurement and Accounts Payable division
  • •Advised a large mobile operator in Germany on their All Channel Experience Strategy and priority strategic focus areas for differentiation from its competitors
  • •Set-up the program management office for Mobile launch for cable operator in Switzerland
  • •Managed the pilot roll out of the digital marketing automation project for one of the largest FMCG company prior to global roll-out
  • •Developed a business cases to support implementation of digital marketing projects and developed the multi-country roll-out plan and approach for digital marketing automation across multiple countries for a large FMCG company
  • •Ran the program management office for a Pan-European Mobile Launch for for a large European cable provider
2010 – 2011
(Dec – Dec)

Strategy Consultant

Capgemini Consulting , Netherlands
2010
(Apr – Sep)

Internal Strategy and Business Development consultant

Cell C , South Africa
  • Reported directly to the Executive Head of Strategy of Cell C
  • Conducted in-depth and up to date competitor analysis for the Executive team highlighting financial and operational performance, anticipated moves by competitors and provided recommendations to drive management decisions
  • Built business cases for the assessment and evaluation of a number of strategic initiatives for board approval. These included:
  • 1. Long distance transmission fibre network
  • 2. Value proposition for the segmented offer
  • Developed of a value proposition for a segmented offer for Executive approval
  • Finalised sections of a bid document and the supporting business plan to the Telecoms regulator for a spectrum auction. This was a key strategic initiative and plan for the company.
2008 – 2010

Strategy Analyst

Deloitte , South Africa
  • Conducted in-depth industry, market and competitor analysis for clients for either their market entry or expansion strategies (Mining, Micro-lending and Insurance)
  • Assessed the financial viability of continued operations for a large water company and developing alternative scenarios to assist the executive team make a final decision
  • Analysed and reviewed the performance of a newly implemented distribution model for South Africa’s largest brewing and bottling company and provided recommendations for further optimisation
  • Developed long-term market scenarios and strategic responses for each scenario to ensure agility in response and long term sustainability of a large South African Oil and Gas company in alternative future scenarios
  • Reviewed the governance structures of the largest Energy player in South Africa and developed new structures for implementation for more effective performance
  • Developed a operating model that determines a new and more efficient way of working between the largest forestry player in South Africa and the Development Bank of South Africa

Education

2016 – 2017
(Sep – Sep)

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

(MBA)
2004 – 2008

University of Witwatersrand

(cum laude) (Masters)
2002
(Jan – Dec)

University of Free State

Sciences (Other)
1999 – 2001

University of Free State

Genetics (Bachelors)

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • South Africa