After a successful 22-year career in Advertising and Marketing, Tiekie’s drive and commitment to making a difference led to the founding of Shift Impact Africa, a consultancy firm that works with the private sector on its Shared Value and social impact strategies.
In order to create awareness of the Shared Value concept, Tiekie and her team launched the inaugural Africa Shared Value summit in 2017 and in 2018 she launched the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI). The SVAI is the regional partner of the global Shared Value Initiative, with partners in Hong Kong, India, Australia and North America.
Tiekie is a member of the Enterprise Africa Network working group, a platform being developed by the AU and the EU to provide access for young African entrepreneurs to international markets. Her academic achievements include her Honours in Brand Leadership and Communication at Vega School of Brand Leadership and completing the Michael Porter and Mark Kramer Shared Value Business Management course at Harvard Business School.