Fortune Ngwenya

Fortune completed her articles in 2011 and through this training became exceptionally skilled in external auditing, corporate financial advice and taxation. She has accumulated experience within various industries, both large and entrepreneurial ventures and also gained a sound understanding of South Africa’s manufacturing, distribution, financial services, not-for-profit, travel, tourism and research sectors.

She leverages this understanding to deliver enabling finance strategies that deliver tangible results from profitability, efficiency and effectiveness standpoint. Fortune is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with BCom Accounting and BCompt (Honours) degrees. Fortune also holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.
James Maposa

Strategy: Business, Brand & Customer
James has over 14 years work experience with a majority of it spent in the advisory industry. James has a keen interest in enabling organisations he partners with to develop future-fit enterprises from a business, customer and branding viewpoint. James also believes in practicing what he preaches and leverages what he has learned from an advisory standpoint to co-found a book publishing, men’s clothing and property rental businesses.

At Birguid, James leverages his vast experience and expertise to build and progress mutually beneficial and long-term client relationships. Based on the value created thus far, James ambition is to progress Birguid to be a standout African advisory company that delivers winning and actionable strategies that grow and progress emerging market businesses to compete successfully within the global arena.

Prior to founding Birguid, James worked in industry for the Forestry Commission, Forestry Company of Zimbabwe, Industrial Engineering Group and Sahara. James has also worked as a strategist for leading global professional services companies, namely, Frost & Sullivan, Ipsos and Ernst & Young. James holds an Honours degree (cum Laude), a Master’s degree in Programme Evaluation and an MBA.