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Modise Makhene

(+27) (0) 11 884 8911

Modise is a Partner and Director in the Johannesburg office of Stanton Chase South Africa.

Modise’s corporate working experience spans over 25 years; previously he was a Principal at Odgers Berndtson, an international executive search firm. Modise brings extensive business development and client relationship management experience having worked in FMCG, Media, Advertising, Digital & Communications industries. He has worked with clients in the Retail, Automotive and Telecommunications sectors as well.

Modise was the South African CEO of international advertising & communications firm JWT.  He also sat on the Boards of Mindshare; a WPP media company and was a Vice Chairman of the ACA; [Advertising and Communications Association of South Africa].

Modise started his career at Tiger Brands where he was a Senior Brand Manager. He was then General Manager of Games Africa, a scratch card lottery company. He was previously Managing Director of Primedia@Home. At the time he was also a director of Primedia’s Cinema & Print division.

He is a trustee of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment. The organization runs a self-development programme for young people. The aim is to enable them to become responsible active citizens within their communities. Former President Nelson Mandela was the founding Patron-In-Chief of the organization.

Modise holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Howard University both in the United States. Upon joining, he became a 26% shareholder in Stanton Chase SA.

Practice Groups

Industry Specialization:

Executive Search in Johannesburg, ZA


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Phone: +27 11 884 8911

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