Joe Manchu has a B.Compt degree from UNISA and a MBA from Wits.  He attended the Executive Development Programme at NorthwesternUniversity in Illinois, USA as well as a SMME development programme at CranfieldUniversity in the UK.  He has travelled extensively in Europe, Canada and the United States.


Joe Manchu has twenty five years’ experience in accounting and audit, finance, corporate and retail banking, information technology, and management consulting.  He occupied senior positions at Ernst & Young, IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank and the African Bank.  In 1986, he started his own Business and IT consulting company, Manchu Consulting which he is still heading. In 2002, Manchu e-Solutions was established as a 100% black-owned company, replacing Manchu Consulting.



Joe's consulting experience covers corporate strategy, business process improvement, change management, IT management, and project management.  His most recent clients include Eskom, the CSIR, Telkom, Metrorail, Transnet, Arivia.kom, and several government departments at national, provincial and local levels.Joe leads major change projects in large organisations, working with the senior management team on organisational transformation and strategic repositioning.   He has a proven track record amongst several major South African organisations.


Manchu e-Business has primary consulting competence in the areas of business strategy, organisational transformation and change leadership.  The key aspects of Joe's his work include the following:


  • Corporate Strategy: Facilitating corporate strategy formulation and its implementation.
  • Leadership or ExecutiveTeamBuilding: Building winning teams, definition of roles and responsibilities, effectiveness workshops and action planning, assessment and development of executives.
  • Stakeholder Management and Conflict Resolution: Facilitating group sessions; building positive relations among stakeholders; problem-solving; shared visioning.
  • Change Management: Design and management of change programmes to support business transformation, business process re-engineering or new technology implementation.
  • Performance Management and Measurement: Design and implementation of performance management systems to assess and improve business, process or individual effectiveness.
  • Business and IT Alignment: Developing IT strategy supporting the Business strategy; developing service level agreements; assessing return on IT investment.
  • Financial Analysis and Review, including Value Based Management.


In 2005 he founded the black economic empowered InnovationLab (Pty) Ltd, a laboratory for future business solutions research based on emerging technologies together with TechnoScene (Pty) Ltd.