Thembe Khumalo was born in 1972 in the Gwanda district. She is the founder and managing director of Brandbuilder Africa, a communication and brand strategy firm. Khumalo has worked in television, publishing, print distribution, and advertising. She has also held senior management and board positions in the private sector, NGOs, and public sector projects. Much of Khumalo’s work now involves providing support for start-ups as a coach, mentor, and trainer. She currently lives in Harare.