Vuyo Mpako is currently Managing Director NEXT176 at Old Mutual Limited, leading innovation, partnerships, strategic investments and venture building across Africa for the Old Mutual Group, a position he held since 1 September 2021.
Prior to this, Vuyo was Chief Digital and Data Officer for Old Mutual Limited, a role he has held since August 2017.
Vuyo was Executive Head Digital Channels and eCommerce for the Personal and Business Bank in South Africa, Standard Bank, and was a member of the Personal and Business Banking Executive Committee of Standard Bank SA. He also held several distribution roles running ATM distribution, direct channels and digital channels.
Vuyo was the Managing Executive for Central Region, Vodacom SA, overseeing Vodacom’s operations in KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Northern Cape were he led marketing, consumer and enterprise sales as well as engineering operations across these provinces.
He is a senior executive with over 20 years of telecommunications and financial services experience in senior roles leading strategy, innovation and digital transformation. He is a highly articulate strategic thinker and a persuasive team-builder; an aspiring business academic who believes “Incrementalism leads to irrelevance over time”. He holds a Stanford Executive Programme Certification, a MBA, and a MSc Electronic Engineering which he received cum laude. Vuyo is a registered Professional Engineer.