Lead Team

Dr Nico Walters

Dr Nico Walters

Nico Walters, MBA, PhD, a specialist in intellectual property and strategy, previously Group Executive with the MRC. He has fields of experience include the public sector, health and pharmaceutical fields and developing multi-sectorial public - private partnerships. His client base has included Department of Health, Agricultural Research Council, CSIR, Pretoria City Council, SANDF, Department of Trade and Industry and the MRC.

Nico's personal core competencies include strategy, business development systems, marketing, technology strategy and management, and performance and knowledge management. He has several board appointments that include the National Laser Institute and the WHO, and Medical Investments. He was recent advisor to the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr Glen Mansfield

Dr Glen Mansfield

Glen Mansfield, is the founder of the Strategy Institute. He has been advising and assisting businesses in the fields of strategy and technology since the early 1980s. He recently completed a PhD at Stellenbosch University researching strategies developed by South African "new-economy" firms.

His consulting and project management engagements have involved work in Africa, South America and the UK. His local clients have included the Sure Travel Group, the Medical Research Council, BP Southern Africa, BMW and Sanlam. His prior management experience includes senior consulting, strategy and marketing positions with KPMG, CSIR, First National Bank and others. He has served on the boards of several companies. In addition to his management skills, Glen sees himself as a strategy evangelist. His research has shown that there are definitely better ways to run businesses in today's economy. This is the background to his formation of this Institute.

Themba Mthombeni

Themba Mthombeni

Themba Mthombeni, BCom (Hons.) Wits, MBL (Unisa), has strengths in human resources, diversity management and general business consulting. He has occupied several senior management positions with the Anglo American and de Beers Groups. He served as Senior Consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers where his field was strategic change and human resource management.

Themba operates his own successful country-wide travel management organisation. Themba brings HR skills to the team. While serving as HR manager in the de Beers Group he developed an excellent working knowledge of key result area formulation and implementation and is also familiar with the Balanced Scorecard.

We also operate in virtual mode. When we require specialist assistance or additional skills we may sub-contract suitable people to assist us for the duration of a specific project.

2017 - 2020

Retirement Village - Institute Director assists community complex with accounts, management and strategy development.


Country-wide water delivery - Strategy Institute assists the Swaziland Water Services Corporation with their strategy for improving community access to water...
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Current discussion threads

  • Motivating IT staff
  • IT project failure
  • Business & IT alignment
  • Technology & poverty
  • Strategy in the public sector
  • The relevance of Porter
  • Technology and strategy





Recommended reading

  • Making sense of change management
  • eBusiness management
  • Good to great - Collins
  • Leading the revolution - Hamel
  • Alignment - Kaplan
  • Strategic planning for IS - Ward
  • What is strategy Whittington


Current articles

  • Strategy and business models for SA's managers
  • Customer centricity and business success
  • What is strategic architecture
  • e-Business metrics
  • SA ecommerce
  • Mansfield thesis abstract