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Modise Makhene

Director & Senior Partner

[email protected]
(+27) (0) 11 884 8911

Modise Makhene’s corporate experience spans over 33 years, the past seven of which have been in the executive search industry. He joined the Johannesburg office in 2016 as a Partner, having come from Odgers Berndtson where he worked as a Principal between 2015 and 2016.

Before joining Odgers Berndtson, Modise was CEO of the international advertising and communications firm, JWT South Africa, for approximately a decade between 2006 and 2016. Modise sat on several internal and industry-related boards and committees during this time, including a stint as Deputy Chairman of the Advertising and Communications Association of South Africa. Prior to 2006, over a span of more than 10 years, he held senior and executive management level roles at [email protected] Division as Managing Director; at Primedia’s Cinema and Print Division as Director; and at Tiger Brands, where he was a Senior Brand Manager.

Modise has also been a Trustee of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment for over two decades. This organization runs a self-development program for South Africa’s youth, enabling them to become responsible, active citizens within their communities. South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela, was the founding Patron-In-Chief of the organization.

Modise has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa (US) and an MBA from Howard University (US). He also possesses extensive business development and client relationship management experience, having worked in the FMCG, media, advertising, digital, and communications industries.

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Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firm in Johannesburg, ZA


Bowmans Building 3
Suite 2, 8th Floor
11 Alice Lane
2196 Johannesburg
Postal address: P O Box 703 Northlands, 2116
South Africa

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Phone: +27 11 884 8911
Email: [email protected]

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