About Mamela Luthuli
She is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in business development, entrepreneurship, computer security, strategy, and executive management. She is a business development professional who graduated from Henley Business School.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur and how much work did it take for you to get where you are now?
I have always been entrepreneurial, I started selling at the age of 14. My first job was being a PA to the Premier of the Western Cape Provincial government from there I moved to become a project manager and got an opportunity to manage an IT project. That experience ignited my passion for technology and inspired me to start my own company. Upon resignation, I started consulting for big companies like Dimension Data and EO and never looked back. One of the major challenges I have faced along this journey has been access to the market. However, I understand business success is not an overnight achievement, so my team and I continue to push through boundaries as we work on establishing ourselves as the provider of choice for our valued clients.
Any notable milestones/achievements you would like to share?
We launched the Note IT cyber excellence academy and partnered with one of the major metros in Gauteng.
What is the big picture i.e., where to from here?
Our goal is to be the best partner of choice, especially in the private sector, priding ourselves with excellence and adding value to our clients.
A word of advice to others reading your story.
Follow your instinct and always be willing to learn. Start with fundamentals in any field you get into. Enrol on a course to equip yourself both with the practical and academic side of things. Having unwavering focus on your objectives with compassion does pay off.