“I attended two major events where Rutendo was acting as host, expert and MC – in these roles he proved to be engaging, easy to listen to, able to impart complicated matters in terms that were easy to absorb and generally enhanced the overall event as a consequence.”
“At the annual Sage Business Partner Event held at the Holiday Inn Hotel Accra Ghana some 10 years back, I witnessed Dr H delivering a keynote on the strategic importance of accounting tools. Not only did he have mastery of the topic, but also a unique way of taking his audience along. His localisation of greeting the audience in the local Akan language added a great interpersonal touch. Dr H is forthright with his delivery but never intimidates, he commands respect and is a well researched subject matter expert focusing on strategy.”
“Every time I heard Rutendo speak I would be charged to go out there and make the best of me and concur the world!”
“Being able to deliver enlightening and professional talks to the audience at hand.”
“Rutendo is a seasoned executive with a deep passion for developing a next generation of African executives through his presentations. In his presentations Rutendo is a sound, informative communicator who adds both deep insights and humour to the conversation which allows his audience to leave his presentations with a clear understanding of the key points.”
“Rutendo has always been a very unique speaker and one of the most creative speakers I have come across in the African world who can keep a crowd of 100 to 1000 engaged. He knows the pulse of a large gathering and can seamlessly drive a crowd. I have attended various sessions managed and driven by Rutendo in last 5 years and have always been amazed with the tinge of humour and class he has managed a large gathering.”
“Rutendo knows how to capture the pulse of the people in the room and always made me feel like he was talking privately to me and not to hundreds more present, although I am sure many if not all people in the room felt the same.”
“Dr Rutendo has been our keynote speaker at two events this year. The first being our internal sales conference, attended by Travelport staff and distributors across the African continent as well as high ranking staff from our headquarters in the UK. The second was our Spotlight on Innovation event in Namibia which was attended by our customers as well as many of our suppliers in the travel industry including airlines, hotels and car rental agencies.
These two events where very different in terms of their structure and attendees, however the story of adapting to doing business in Africa resonated with both audiences. Dr Rutendo is charismatic and a masterful story teller, he captivated our audiences with his recount of the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and had tangible learnings or ‘nuggets’ as he calls them, embedded in his keynote address.
Attendees walked away not only feeling inspired though an amazing story, but also with some key take aways on how they could improve their businesses and their operations in Africa. I would certainly recommend Dr Rutendo as a keynote speaker and we will be using him for our remaining Spotlight on Innovation events in Botswana and Kenya this year as he has a wonderful ability to relate to his audience as well as tailor his address accordingly. Thanks again Rutendo!”
“I used Rutendo to speak to a group of Senior Managers about what you need to know when doing business in Africa. He was fantastic. Credible, interesting and his talk was crammed full of real examples and anecdotes which bought the content to life. My delegates commented, ‘Truly impactful. Valuable content and awesome delivery’ and ‘A great speaker. Very relevant’. Thanks Dr Hwindingwi, we’ll be seeing each other often!”
In Conference with Michael Jackson – Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi
Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi has an insatiable desire to see the exponential growth of business in Africa, as well as a passion for the development of Africa’s greatest resource – its people. An executive at one of the Big 4 auditing and consulting firms, he is part of the Technology and Outsourcing team that is a strategic business unit focused on offering technology solutions to companies operating in Africa.