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Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu

Executive Director

is born and bred in South Africa – KwaZulu Natal and is a Senior Investigations Manager looking after Europe, Middle East and Africa for Microsoft’s Financial Integrity Unit. Khulile covers one of Microsoft’s most exciting and culturally diverse geographies.

With 21 years of Finance and Auditing experience spanning over a number of diverse multinational companies, Khulile is a well-respected and seasoned Controls and Auditing Professional. Prior to joining Microsoft, Khulile worked as an Assistant Finance Manager for Castrol, Senior Internal Auditor for BP in Africa, Head of Internal Audit for Total in Africa, Business Controls Manager for IBM in Sub-Saharan Africa and Controls and Compliance Manager for Microsoft in Africa.

Khulile is very invested in improving the lives of the underprivileged in her community. She started a Non-Profit Organization called Uhambo Africa, that assist underprivileged schools and children with school infrastructure and offers extra classes to children on Saturdays. She believes that South Africa and Africa can only begin to change for the better if the majority of the population has access to quality education.

Khulile co-founded Bounce Essentials Africa, an Afro-centric company specializing in 100% natural textured and synthetic extensions to suit African women’s natural hair. However, she and her partner noticed that beyond the deeply personal connection that women have with their hair, the identities and confidence of their customers’ children became a conversation piece. It was a personal experience in which Khulile’s daughter at age 3, started wanting blond and flowy hair. This made the pair start thinking of how they could address the hair and self-love issue amongst black girls. They identified the very real lack of black dolls that truly represent an African child in the market. They decided to challenge the norm and came up with a quality beautiful dolls collection called “The Sibahle Collection”.

She is a mother to Isha and is married to William and is a Formula 1 and Tennis enthusiast!

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