Samke Mhlongo is a leading South African Wealth Coach, and founder of The Next Chapter (“TNC”) Wealth Partners. TNC is a personal finance and small-business finance coaching consultancy whose strategic intent is to usher in the next chapter in the African wealth narrative by providing counseling and training services tailored for professionals, entrepreneurs and influencers that are income-rich but asset-poor.

Samke is also a corporate speaker, MC and panel moderator whose clients include Anglo American and Standard Bank; resident finance columnist for BONA magazine; business anchor on The Fresh Breakfast show on Metro FM; regular media commentator on eNCA; financial inclusion champion of the Graca Machel Trust; and author of a children’s entrepreneurship book titled Zuki & Friends.

Described by CNBCAfrica as a personal finance goddess, she has also established a Pan-African following after hosting a She Leads Africa webinar titled Managing your money and Investments; hosting a booked-out event in Kenya titled Redefining the narrative around Women & Wealth Creation, and going on a successful media tour to Nigeria where she was featured on a number of TV, radio and magazine platforms.

Samke sharpened her expertise during her 7-year tenure at Investec Specialist Bank. She currently serves as the youngest board member of state-owned agency MINTEK, and sits on its Audit & Risk Committee.

Samke holds an Accounting degree from the University of Cape Town, Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School, and an MBA from the same college completed with a dissertation titled Factors contributing to over-indebtedness of black South African females.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship category.