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Lead Consultant

Ayanda Mbanga

Lead Consultant

Educational Qualifications

  • B Journalism (Hons) (Rhodes University)
  • Copywriting Diploma (AAA School of Advertising)
  • Marketing & Research Certificate (UNISA Bureau of Market Research)
  • MBA Level 1 (Incomplete) (University of Natal)
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Wits Business School)
  • Art & Science of Negotiation (Wits Business School)       

Professional Experience

  • Founder & Managing Director - Ayanda Mbanga Communications (Pvt) Ltd
  • Director: Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising (SA)
  • Association for Communication & Advertising (ACA), formerly known as the Association of Advertising Agencies (AAA)
  • Jhb Fresh Produce Market (R1bn Company owned by the City of Johannesburg)
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Recruitment Advertising
  • PinPointOne Human Resources
  • Snr Consultant: Saatchi & Saatchi Recruitment Advertising, Johannesburg


  • Top 3 Finalist: Business Woman of the Year (2008)
  • Nominee: SA’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government (2009)