The Strategists

Manoj Chiba


Manoj Chiba

Expertise: Keynote Speaking | Strategy | Innovation | Data Analysis | Evidence Based Decision Making


Prof Manoj Chiba is an extraordinary management professional with more
than 15 years’ valuable experience in numerous sectors. He has a deep
technical expertise in data and technology and is considered the best in
his area of expertise. His passion for data and technology, combined with
his training and qualifications, drive his underlying philosophy for
evidence-based decision making.

Prof Chiba is a partner at The Strategists, where he consults to over 65
companies locally and globally, with hands-on experience in over 10
African countries. He is a data scientist, building data science capabilities
and operationalising this capability sustainably within organisations of
different sizes. He is an expert in strategy and structure consulting work,
price-setting strategies for organisations, market share analysis, SME for
legal cases, and innovation consulting.

Prof Chiba is also a non-executive director of BioRecord Healthcare
Solutions (Pty) Ltd and an advisory board member of CIRT.

At GIBS, Prof Chiba is a Senior Lecturer and Faculty member, lecturing on
research, statistics, predictive analytics, digitisation, the intersection of
business, society, and technology, artificial intelligence, and innovation and
design. He supervises MBA and PhD theses in various fields, including
international business strategy and structure, data and strategy, digital
business models, and innovation. He is also a reviewer for various journals
and an external examiner for numerous universities across undergraduate
and post-graduate courses and theses, locally and globally.

In the past, he has held several senior positions, including CEO of
BioRecord Healthcare Solutions (Pty) Ltd, where he optimised functions
and diversified the company. He held the position of Digital Executive at a
publicly traded Financial Services company, as well as serving as the Senior
Advisor for Alternate Data Solutions at TransUnion.

Prof Chiba has skills in corporate, NGO/NPO, and academic environments
and draws successfully from experience in these sectors. He has the
passion, energy, and strong work ethic that make him stand out from the

Prof Chiba has a PhD and MBA from GIBS, as well as an MSc and BSc Hons and BSc from WITS. He is a member of the Golden Key International Honours society and the Turnaround Management Association Southern Africa. Prof Chiba is a well-rounded individual, and his significant achievements include Joe Veriawa Bioethics (University of Witswatersrand).

Prof Chiba is an exceptional teacher and coach, with experience in
thematic studies, strategic foresight, design thinking, leading in a digital
economy, digitisation – strategy and technology, and critical thinking-MDP,
among others.

In conclusion, Prof Manoj Chiba is a rare find in the world of management. His skills, experience and passion make him an invaluable asset to any organisation. He is the best in his industry and continues to make a considerable impact on the future of business and society.

Prof Manoj Chiba is a management professional & has held senior positions in different sectors. This experience has allowed him to draw on the relevant understanding to exploit opportunities & align strategies. His training, qualifications & passion for data & the intersection with technology drive his underlying philosophy for evidence-based decisionmaking.

Principal Consultant & Data Analysis Specialist: ATBMI Advisory
Faculty: Gordon Institute of Business Science
Non-Executive Director: BioRecord Healthcare Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Advisory Board Member: CIRT

CEO: BioRecord Healthcare Solutions (Pty) Ltd: Overhaul of the company to optimise functions including diversification, made possible with knowledge & previous experience in business policy, systems & procedures; corporate governance; human resources; fundraising; financial management & administration; procurement; leadership of teams; opportunity identification & development & project management.

Manoj Chiba holds undergraduate & postgraduate science degrees from WITS; MBA and PhD from GIBS; & member of the Golden Key International Honours society, and Turnaround Management Association Southern Africa.
Manoj has skills in Corporate, NGO/NPO & academic environments and draws successfully from experience in these sectors. He has the passion & energy and believes in a strong work-ethic.

The positions he held are a testament and portrayal of his dynamism.

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