Lawrence Gadzikwa

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Lawrence is the founder and Managing Director of BlaPau Management Consulting, a company specialising in strategy development and execution across different sectors. Lawrence is a seasoned management consultant with broad consulting experience in strategy and management processes accumulated over 20 years of working in both public and private sectors and as an entrepreneur.



a consulting giant in both the private and public spheres, has achieved recognition in his involvement in enterprise development, entrepreneurship, business mentoring and coaching, as well as in material and agri-business. Dr Lawrence has worked with big projects with selected clients such as Cities Network, African Union, Eskom Transmission, and with business agencies known as SEDA and DBSA. Jack of all traits and surely a master of all, Dr Lawrence is a philanthropist and motivator of note, who has nurtured talent in lecturing at the University of Johannesburg and Tshwane University of Technology.

To his many accolades, Lawrence is a member to the following institutes; the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), Institute of Business Advisors of South Africa (IBASA), Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), Global Jewellery Academy and the CEO of Hand in Hand Southern Africa 

Over the years, Lawrence has delivered practical and relevant outcomes to clients in the following areas: Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship; Strategy Development and Execution; Business Performance Improvement (Business Process Re-engineering); Cost Reduction and Revenue Enhancement; Business Mentoring and Coaching; Programme Design, Monitoring & Evaluation; Cleaner Production Assessments (CP) - Resource Efficiency Audits - Energy, Water, Material and Agriculture & Agribusiness.

In the past few years, Lawrence has been involved in projects with the following selected clients; Cities Network, ICASA, SEDA-Gauteng, DBSA, ABSA, Eskom Transmission, Aveng, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, Ratlou Local Municipality, Transnet Freight Rail, NCPC-SA/CSIR, CIDB, African Union Commission, Futures Group, SAMSA, University of Johannesburg, and Tshwane University of Technology. Lawrence is a member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), Institute of Business Advisors of South Africa (IBASA) and Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA). Lawrence is a holder of a CIS diploma from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and BSc, Msc and PhD Degrees in Agricultural Economics. He is also a Board Member of the Institute of Business Advisors of South Africa (IBASA), Global Jewellery Academy, and Hand in Hand Lesetho.

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