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Shadrack Kubyane

Shadrack Kubyane


  • Blockchain
  •  Supply Chains
  • Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement [AfCFTA]
  •  Financial Inclusion
  •  4th Industrial Revolution
  •  Web3
  •  Tech for social good
  •  Fintech
  • Unicorns
  •  Metaverse



Shadrack, a certified co-pilot, is a co-founder of Coronet Blockchain, South Africa. He previously had a stint at Deloitte, South Africa, before turning full time entrepreneur. At Coronet Blockchain, he leads a team committed to leveraging blockchain to drive Africa’s supply chain and create hitherto unimaginable wealth across beauty, fashion and agriculture sectors. He speaks on a wide range of topics including blockchain, innovation, supply chain, business transformation, AfCFTA, etc.

Shadrack Kubyane is a Techpreneur. He is a Co-founder and the CEO of Coronet Blockchain. His last corporate role was with Deloitte, after which he spent a decade: scaling businesses via his management consulting expertise.

The segway that ushered him into blockchain: was when he led a team that scaled an SME from 500 USD to 2 million USD within 36 months.

Following this breakthrough, he uncovered a treasure trove of Africa’s broken & fragmented supply chains that needed repairing. Blockchain’s unparalleled capabilities proved to be the perfect fit. Affectionately referred to as Africa’s Blockchain Barron, he is a passionate AfCFTA advocate.

Educational qualification

  • Qualification: Certified Co-Pilot, Rolling Stock Operations
  • Institution: Transnet Freight Rail Unit, Wentworth College
  • Field: Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Year: 2007

Key achievements in the last decade

  • Flown in to address the Prime Minister of Ethiopia on strategic Trade matters pertaining coffee, leather, textiles and dairy supply chains, in 2021
  • Led a high level Government delegation from Lesotho, as the trade Advisor & deal lead to the Deputy Prime Minister, during a multi-billion acquisition planning of buses from an Egyptian manufacturer, in 2020.
  • Co-Founded a tech start-up, funded in 2 tranches by IBM tranches in the middle of the COVID pandemic, due to the vision & leadership I displayed, 2019-current.
  • Let my consulting team: to scale a new entity, on behalf of an ex-Deloitte colleague of mine, from 500 USD to 2 million USD revenue in 36 months, in 2017.
  • I was hands-on within a Market facing team, deployed on the ground, by Deloitte, on behalf of a Health Insurance scheme, that saw the project reach 5 billion ZAR within 3 years, a feat that required a leading competitor 13 years to achieve.
  • Turned around a high end Retail business on the brink of collapse, brought in new investors and redesigned the brand’s value proposition & future trajectory, in 2016.
  • Advised the Chief Executive Officer of Transnet Freight Rail, the largest freight hauler in Africa, on turning around its operations to claw back marketshare, in 2007.

Important recognition in the last decade

  • I have been nominated for a number of industry awards across Blockchain, Technology for social good, Development in Africa, Supply Chains, and Fastest growing start-up.
  • Between Q1 2021 -Q1 2022, my Thought Leadership insights been featured in over 100 media platforms, mainstream and alternative forums.

His range of speaking topics

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Finance & Investment
  • Research & Innovation
  • Science & Technology
  • Strategy & Execution

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