Tumi Chamayou Egon Zehnder, Johannesburg
Tumi Chamayou is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Telecommunications, Private Equity, and Family Business Advisory practices. The clients she advises in these industries include CIOs, CDOs, CTOs, CMOs, product heads and general managers. Tumi leverages her prior experience as a telco executive and her strong technology and strategy consulting skills to help organizations meet their talent, diversity and leadership needs and achieve greater organizational agility. She also conducts searches to fill CEO and board positions and supports organizational design and leadership assessments. Tumi is based in Johannesburg.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Tumi was Vice President at Ericsson Sub Saharan Africa. In that position she managed a large product portfolio with responsibilities that included strategy, marketing and communications, in addition to chairing the regional diversity and inclusion council. Over the course of her 10-year career at Ericsson she handled a wide range of assignments across Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. Prior to that, she acquired extensive experience in technology and strategy consulting at Accenture and Decipher, a boutique strategy consulting house based in South Africa. Tumi started out as a systems engineer at EDS, for which she completed various projects in the governmental and banking sectors.
Tumi earned an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and a BSc in computer science from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.