For this multi-nationally anchored citizen, strategist and brand building expert, creative problem solving is her raison d'etre.
She cut her brand-building teeth by working on the Inaugural Election Campaign that she ushered in South Africa's democracy in in 1994, as well other transformative national projects such as the re-branding and repositioning of South African Tourism. Sizakele was a lead architect of Pan-African campaign to reposition ABSA/Barclays Africa. Additionally, time spent in the USA presented her with opportunity to meet and learn from such advertising greats as Byron Lewis of Uniworld and Caroline Jones.
Having worked as both a commercial marketer and leader of multi-national ad agencies, including HerdBouys-McCain and Grey, she brings this unique understanding and rich insight to every assignment.
Sizakele is the CEO and founder or Marutlulle + C/o, a brand and business advisory agency with a relentless focus to elevate the competitiveness, distinctiveness and reputation of pro-African businesses and brands. As advisor and consultant, she applies the deep experience amassed in South Africa, The Americas, Nigeria as well as her working knowledge of Asia and Europe to help businesses and brands at different stages of development, compete and win in their chosen fields.
She is a frequent world-traveler and highly sought-after key note speaker, writer and contributor on matters of brand, diversity and leadership. When she is not solving for businesses and brands, she invests much time mentoring and coaching the future-wave of African leaders.
Sizakele holds an MA in Communications Sociology and is currently pursuing a PHD in Diversity Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.