Lebogang Poonyane, Management Consulting Instructor
Ex Senior Manager at McKinsey & Company, now CEO of Global Capital Empowerment
Lebogang Poonyane is Chief Executive Officer at Global Capital Empowerment Private Equity Fund, based
in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Poonyane holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance, Economics
and Marketing from the University of Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in
Finance from the University of South Africa. After winning a business plan “pitch” competition, he was
awarded a full scholarship by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to complete an MBA in
Entrepreneurship. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Business Administration degree at GIBS,
focusing on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on unemployment on the African continent and
what can be done about it. Mr. Poonyane’s management consulting career began at McKinsey & Company’s
South Africa office, where he worked on private equity and strategy-related projects across the continent.
He co-founded Global Capital Empowerment in 2016 with the mission of providing services to mid-sized
businesses that need strategic direction, funding, and enhanced access to markets.