As a former financial director at a Fortune 2000 telecommunications company, having worked for a top five global consulting firm, I now share my expertise with corporate and SME clients – as consultant and coach. My focus is on finance, strategy and leadership. I graduated from Imperial College London and the University of Pretoria, in addition to completing the Harvard Business School programme in leading change and organisational renewal.

My professional accomplishments in performance optimisation, change and transformation are:

  • Telco turnaround described by the press: “an ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan“;
  • Reducing an Asian telecoms company’s energy costs by 46% within an 18-month period;
  • EBITDA margin improvement of 37% in 18 months for a West Africa telecoms operation;
  • PBT margin improvement of 22% within 12 months for a Middle Eastern mobile operator;
  • Successful capital restructuring of two large telecom operators;
  • Telecom start-up reaching EBITDA break-even within its first year;
  • Improving ROI by 17% for an investment company over a 24-month period;
  • Award for best performing regional loan & property investment portfolio;
  • Transforming companies with adverse audit reports to ethics & governance role models;
  • Mentoring several staff members in advancing to senior management and C-suite levels;
  • Keynote speaker/panellist at several international events, facilitator at strategy retreats.
On a personal note, I have also transformed myself by losing 34% of my body mass over a 16-month period, improving my cardiovascular fitness level from very poor to excellent. It was during my first 185km hike that I truly discovered the value of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

My passion for performance improvement, change and transformation is conspicuous. The Nike tagline “there is no finish line”, resonates with my own life philosophy.

Whether organisational turnaround or venturing into a new business project is on your mind, Afrinomix Consulting is your trusted partner. Contact us today.

what we do

Finance

Revenue/cost/capital optimisation    cost/benefit analysis    financial modelling

Reporting

Integrated performance management    best practice management reporting

Corporate Finance

Valuations    due diligence/ feasibility studies    investment proposals    fund raising

Turnarounds

Root cause analysis    performance enhancement    change/transformation leadership

Strategy

Diagnostics    industry/life cycle analysis    problem solving    strategy mapping    implementation

Corporate Governance

Compliance audits/recommendations  •  internal controls  •  risk management

Coaching, Mentoring, Facilitation

Executive & business coaching    mentoring    event facilitation    personal transformation

how we do it

Our methodologies are based on recognized research frameworks, inter alia, Michael Porter’s five forces (and beyond), the Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne blue ocean strategy framework, John Kotter’s eight-step change model, the David Teece model for value capturing through innovation. We use advanced valuation techniques and ground-breaking strategic problem-solving frameworks. Active listening enables us to ask powerful questions.

Coaching models and frameworks that we use, depending on client needs and context, are:

  • The solution-focused approach
  • The GROW (goal, reality, options, way-forward) model
  • Kolb’s experiential learning model
  • Clean language coaching
  • Transactional analysis
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: fidelity, diligence, respect, teamwork, passion.

who we are

Marius van Wyk is an accomplished business executive with a career spanning over 30 years.

Experience

CFO at four of MTN Group subsidiaries in Africa & the Middle East
Board member/executive director
Senior management consultant – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Business analyst – Business Partners (South African based development finance institution)
Chief executive of pension fund

Academic qualifications

MBA with merit (Imperial College London)
MA (University of Pretoria)
MPhil cum laude (University of Pretoria)
Hons BCom (University of South Africa)
BCom cum laude (University of Pretoria)

Executive and leadership training

Leading Change & Organisational Renewal (Harvard Business School)
Executive Development Program (University of Stellenbosch)
Certificate in Executive and Management Coaching (University of Cape Town)
Performance Management Program (University of Stellenbosch)

Professional memberships

Coaches and Mentors South Africa (COMENSA)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (FCIS)

Personal

Completed several long-distance hikes, e.g. French Camino, Cotswold Way, Glen Cairn, etc. I am an avid reader, cross trainer and music enthusiast.

Martie van Wyk has more than 17 years’ experience in banking and running an events company. She is the lifestyle and administrative director.

Academic qualifications

BA in Geography and Anthropology at UNISA

Career

Merchant Liaison Officer – American Express
Bond Administrator – RMB Private Bank
Owner – Afrika Events

Personal

Avid traveller and hiker, health and fitness fanatic, food connoisseur (trained chef), interior decorator.

Some of the organisations and brands we’ve consulted, worked for or enhanced:

what’s new

Is the telecommunications industry in decline?

Is the telecommunications industry in decline?

A comprehensive financial analysis of eight public listed mobile operator (MNO) corporations, with an aggregate subscriber base of 1.8 billion subscribers, representing 23% of all global connections, reveals a clear downward trend in all financial ratios for the period 2011 to 2017.

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Is the telecommunications industry in decline?

Is the telecommunications industry in decline?

A comprehensive financial analysis of eight public listed mobile operator (MNO) corporations, with an aggregate subscriber base of 1.8 billion subscribers, representing 23% of all global connections, reveals a clear downward trend in all financial ratios for the period 2011 to 2017.

read more

get in touch

Address:

Midlands Office Park West, Mt Quray Street, Midstream Estate, Gauteng, South Africa.

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