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To inspire other Africans, I need to build a sustainable business to last at least 100 years – Tumi Phake



Tumi Phake is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Banking, Sales, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Raising.

This business development professional graduated from University of South Africa and Virginia Commonwealth University. After spending seven years working in banking and investment, Phake (35) founded his group, which has 80 full-time employees across its branches, plus 50 contractors who provide specialised group training.

He started his business in 2014 without any experience in the fitness sector and opted to partner with Awethu Projects, an SMME investment company that provided the R5 million needed to set up the business and help mitigate risks.

Tumi is the Founder and CEO at Zenzele Fitness Group.




About Under 40 CEOs on Television


The acclaimed television show Under 40 CEOs launched on TVC Entertainment and TVC News on the 9th of October, 2015 and subsequently launched on Silverbird Television Network on the 13th of January, 2016 and has spotlighted inspiring young business leaders aged 40 and under from East, West and South Africa. In addition to the channels above, the series has also aired on or currently running on Africa Magic Family, DBS, ITV Benin, ITV Abuja, RSTV and GHOne reaching a cumulative average viewership of 2.2million people every week.

Under 40 CEOs seeks to research, celebrate and expose the business leaders of the not-so-distant future and tell the stories of these young business leaders in Africa with a focus on the journey, the process and their proposed destination.

With over 100 episodes recorded till date, and serial entrepreneur, Familusi Akin Babajide, Mr FAB as the host, Under 40 CEOs has since gone on to inspire and motivate millions of would-be young business leaders across Africa to take action and join in the rebuilding and re-shaping of the African continent.

Under 40 CEOs currently has a social media following of over 300,000 and growing with a cumulative social media content reach of over 14.3million.



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Facebook: @under40ceosafrica

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