Tiekie Bernard

Tiekie Barnard

SVAI/Shift Impact Africa – South Africa
Chief Executive Officer

Tiekie is the Founder and CEO of both Shift Impact Africa and the Shared Value Africa Initiative, and leads the way in bringing the Shared Value concept to Africa.

Tiekie is driven by her passion for the Shared Value Business Management concept, which is about reconnecting company success to social progress.

She is a Shared Value Strategist and Business Development expert, Gold Member of the GRI, Member of Vega School of Brand Leadership Advisory Committee, Member of the global Shared Value Steering Committee, Member of AgriLuxe Marketing Advisory Committee, a Board Member of Creatella Impact, an impact investment firm from NYC, and member of faculty at Strathmore University Business School.

Tiekie has extensive experience in the Shared Value Business Management concept and advising organisations on its implementation and alignment. Tiekie was the co-creator and co-lecture for the first ever Shared Value course to be delivered on the Africa continent that took place online in September 2020.

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, which was delivered by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer.

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

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