Nkululeko Mthembu

Nkululeko crossed borders and engaged with multiple stakeholders in a bid to understand Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement

Nkululeko Mthembu is a Director at PISTA Ventures, a research and design practice at the intersection of cultural intelligence, design thinking and technology. The meeting of these three disciplines is what he calls innovation. Through research, designing products, services, and enhancing customer journeys, PISTA Ventures unlocks value to help organisations realise innovation in VUCA environments.

Nkululeko’s insights and experience come from traveling - by way of a brief stint in London and backpacking across Africa via public transport. Nkululeko crossed borders and engaged with multiple stakeholders in a bid to understand Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement. These travels have shaped his world view and allowed him to grow an Africa-wide network of incredible start-ups, academics, government leaders, and civil society champions.