Samke Mhlongo is Founder and Chief Executive of The Next Chapter (“TNC”) Wealth Partners – a personal and small business wealth coaching consultancy that partners with various industry experts to provide financial wellness and coaching services to individuals and small businesses.
Through her consultancy, this ex-private banker and SETA accredited trainer has established herself as an international wealth coach whose repeat clients include Anglo American and Standard Bank, and whose presentations have been delivered across South Africa through to Kenya and Cyprus.
Her business accolades include being named MIPAD Top 100 Most Influential Persons of African Descent Class of 2018, Entrepreneur Magazine Top 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs to Watch 2018, and Brand SA “Play Your Part” Ambassador in the field of Entrepreneurship.
Mhlongo also promotes financial literacy as resident finance columnist for BONA magazine; a South African glossy with over 3million readers; and as presenter of the daily FreshBIZ report on Metro FM, South Africa’s largest commercial radio station with over 4million listeners.
Mhlongo sharpened her finance expertise during her 7-year tenure at Investec Specialist Bank and Asset Manager. She is also the youngest board member of state-owned mineral research technology agency MINTEK and sits on its Audit & Risk Committee.
Mhlongo holds an Accounting degree from the University of Cape Town, Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School, and an MBA from the same college completed with a dissertation titled Factors contributing to over-indebtedness of black South African females.