Tiekie Barnard

CEO, Shared Value Africa Initiative – Pan Africa

Tiekie Barnard

Speaker Bio

Tiekie is the Founder and CEO of both Shift Impact Africa a Shared Value advisory consulting firm and the pan African Shared Value Africa Initiative(SVAI). She  is driven by her passion and love for the Africa continent and the Shared Value Business Management concept that reconnect company success to social progress. 


The Shared Value Africa Initiative’s mandate as the regional partner in Africa, is to advocate for the private sector adoption of the Shared Value Business Management concept, created by world renowned economist and academics from Harvard Business School , Prof Michael Porter and Prof. Mark Kramer. In 2018 Tiekie negotiated for the SVAI to become the regional partner of the global Shared Value Initiative started by Profs Porter and Kramer and the SVAI was launched on Africa Day, May 25th, 2018. The SVAI currently has a footprint in 12 countries across the Africa continent. Sister Shared Value networks currently operate out of  India, Hong Kong, Australia, and the USA.


It is Tiekie’ s dream that every company and every entrepreneur on the Africa continent will one day practise creating Shared Value that focus on creating economic value and value for society – profit with purpose


In addition, Tiekie is an advocate for gender equality and is passionate about fighting GBV and in June 2020 the Shared Value Africa initiative Iaunched the GBVF #ITSNOTOK movement to create public awareness of our second global pandemic and to motivate change through the private sector and government.


The GBV #ITSNOTOK Movement since June 2020 has forged relationships with many organisations, delivered various webinars on discussion on GBV within the private sector  to assist in the awareness creation of our second pandemic and is an active member of the GBV National Strategic Plan collaborative.


Tiekie is a Shared Value Strategist, Gold Member of the GRI, Member of Vega School of Brand Leadership Advisory Committee, Member of the global Shared Value steering committee, Member of Agrilux Marketing Advisory Committee , a Board Member of Creatella Impact, an impact investment firm from NYC, and member of faculty at Strathmore Business School.  Tiekie has extensive experience on Shared Value Business Management concept and advising organisations on its implementation and alignment. Tiekie conceptualised, co-created and co-lectured the first ever Shared Value course on the Africa continent, delivered in September 2020 by SVAI and Strathmore Business School.


In 2017, Tiekie was nominated for the South Africa Businesswomen’s Association Regional Business Achievers Award, in the Social Entrepreneurship Category .


In 2019 Tiekie completed the Harvard Business School Creating Shared Value : Competitive Advantage Through Social Impact course that was delivered by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer.


In December 2020 she was awarded and recognised as one of Africa’s Women Leaders by the World Women Leadership Congress and Awards.


In September 2021 Tiekie was recognised for her conscious visionary leadership by the Conscious Companies Awards when Shared Value Africa Initiative was nominated as one of the top 10 Conscious Companies  in South Africa


In August 2022 Tiekie was invited by Prof.Mervyn King to join his advisory committee for the ESG Exchange that was founded by Prof.Mervyn King in 2022.