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Wayne Francis

Managing Director at Exponential Group

Johannesburg, South Africa


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Wayne Francis
Operations Executive, Entrepreneur, Business Development & Turnaround Specialist, Board Member, Thought Leader & Mentor
University of MarylandExponential Group
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa500+ connections
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I am a seasoned Executive, Entrepreneur, Business Development & Turnaround Specialist published in the Evolve: Entrepreneurs and Investors Magazine (http://www.evolvemag.co/2018/02/15/business-development-strategies-expert-tips-on-how-to-take-your-business-from-point-a-to-point-b/).

With over 24 years’ experience in Managing Corporates across Africa and the last 16 years at EXCO level. I am an expert at driving Business Growth, Optimisation and Digital Transformation through Strategy, People and Technology. My industries of expertise include Financial Services, Banking, Private Equity, Insurance, Healthcare, BPO and Management Consulting.

During my career I spearheaded several major Business Turnaround Strategies across Africa for a major Private Equity Group Specializing in BPO Services in the Finance Industry. I also designed Digital Transformation plans for top SA Insurers and Banks with the aim of "disrupting" the industry. I was instrumental in the development of the Ghana Strategy Report (https://uae-africamentoringdevelopmentconsortium.com/strategy-report) to curb youth unemployment. I have held positions as GM, COO and Executive Director for several Blue-Chip Companies.

I am the MD and Founder of Exponential Group a boutique management consulting firm with focus on Business Optimisation, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Digital Transformation.

I also hold the following voluntary roles - Global Executive Mentor and Co-Chairman for the UAE-Africa Mentorship Development Consortium an international NGO with focus on youth development and economic growth | Non-Executive Director at Evolving People an HR Consultancy Firm | Founding Member of Ideagist Blockchain Incubator | Global Council Member at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group).

My top 5 key strengths based on GALLUP STRENGTH FINDER are Strategic, Futuristic, Activator (Implementer), Command (Leader) and Maximiser. I thrive in challenging environments and I'm always ready to take up key Executive Strategic roles.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing
Travels From: Johannesburg, South Africa

Wayne FrancisPoints
Academic0
Author5
Influencer7
Speaker10
Entrepreneur110
Total132

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Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Manangement Consultancy
Last Media Interview: 02/01/2018

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Blockchain
Business Continuity 62.31
Business Strategy 32.87
Change Management 32.06
COVID19
Culture
Customer Loyalty
Digital Disruption 30.48
Digital Transformation 30.66
Diversity and Inclusion
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 32.10
Health and Wellness
InsurTech
Leadership
Lean Startup
Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
Open Innovation
Retail
Sales
Startups
Sustainability
Design Thinking 31.03

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
Insurance
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

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Publications

2 Article/Blogs
Management Consulting tips
Article on Linkedin
April 05, 2021
At a glance these are some of the benefits of working with management consultants.

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Tags: Business Continuity

Is partnering with a BPO vital for Business Continuity in a post-pandemic world?
LinkedIn
January 20, 2021
My article looks at how business can be more successful by partnering with a BPO for fulfilment of certain functions.

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Tags: Future of Work, Business Continuity

7 Executives
Never be the smartest person in the room.
Linkedin
August 06, 2021
If you the smartest person in the room find another room or higher smarter people

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Tags: Business Continuity

Integrity
Linkedin
August 05, 2021
Great leaders are judged by how they treat other people

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Tags: Business Continuity

Future-proofing your business
LinkedIn
May 26, 2021
Driving a new trusted based culture to move business foward.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Design Thinking, Future of Work

Leaders need to be quick and direct
LinkedIn
May 24, 2021
Leaders are no longer making hiring decisions

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Tags: Business Continuity

Business Continuity
LinkedIn
May 20, 2021
Whats your focus for the future

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Business Strategy, Business Continuity

Business Health Check
LinkedIn
May 19, 2021
Focused on driving Operational Excellence

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Tags: Future of Work, Business Strategy

New way of work
LinkedIn
May 12, 2021
How do you dress for virtual .meetings

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Tags: Future of Work

2 Founders
African Leaders making a difference
Startup Couches
April 09, 2021
Interview by Lottana on Startup Couches Podcast

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Tags: Change Management, Business Strategy, Business Continuity

Business Development Strategies
Evolve Entrepenuers and Investors Magazine
January 31, 2018
Business Development Strategies on how to get your business from A to B with expert tips.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy, Change Management

1 Keynote
Digital Transformation
CCI
February 03, 2017
Keynote speaker at Doing it Digital Conference on transforming businesses to embrace the the Digital Age

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

1 Media Interview
Business Turnaround Strategies
Finweek Magazine
March 01, 2011
Featured in Finweek Magazine for great work done by Exco Team on Business Turnaround Strategies

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy

6 Miscellaneouss
Leadership
LinkedIn
August 05, 2021
How you treat people says a lot about you, and your leadership will be judged on how you inspire, influence, and motivate your people.

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Tags: Leadership

Book Choices
LinkedIn
April 26, 2021
Highlighting best business books

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Tags: Business Continuity

The Furture of work post COVID-19
LinkedIn
April 11, 2021
Highlights the future way of work and issues to concider for businesses

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Tags: Change Management, Business Strategy, Business Continuity

BPO Outsourcing
LinkedIn
April 09, 2021
Highlights South Africas position and benefits as a world leading BPO

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Tags: Business Strategy, Business Continuity

Post-pandemic Concerns
LinkedIn
April 08, 2021
Questions Leaders on their biggest business issues post COVID-19

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Tags: Business Strategy, Business Continuity

Management Consulting Tips
LinkedIn
April 05, 2021
Focus on Benefits of hiring and expert consulting firm

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Tags: Business Strategy, Business Continuity

4 Quotes
Fail fast and learn fast
Linkedin
August 21, 2021
Look at problems as an opportunity to grow

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Tags: Business Continuity

Continues Improvement
LinkedIn
May 21, 2021
"We have to fail to learn... as long as we learn..."

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Tags: Business Continuity

Business Continuity and Brand protection
LinkedIn
January 20, 2021
Businesses needs to inovate and changes with times to remain relevant

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Tags: Business Continuity

Inovation for Business Continuity
LinkedIn
October 14, 2020
The simple solution in busi ness is sometimes right infront of us but if we too close we can't see them.

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Tags: Business Continuity

1 Webinar
Business Continuity in a post-pandemic world.
Article on Linkedin
April 01, 2021
Business's are changing and becoming more agile in order to survive in a post-pandemic world. Don't ignore the signs

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Tags: Business Continuity

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