Sophie Masipa


Mwungano ESG

Programme Host & ESG Communication Partner

Sophie is a marketing and communications specialist by profession, as well as an entrepreneur and speaker. She is the Founder of Fikira Consulting, a boutique communications and marketing agency. She is also the Founder of Kgommuu International, an environmental infrastructure development, services and investment company that aims to bridge the blue economy, circular economy, technology, and inclusive industrialisation. Moreover, she serves on the World Oceans Council driving this ocean industry leadership alliance’s outreach to Southern and East Africa, as well as Africa-wide engagement. Sophie sits on the Advisory Board of Africa Communications. She is a member of AfroChampions, Women in Sustainability, the African Circular Economy Network, Africa 2.0, and the African Leadership Network. Previously, Sophie was the Head of Communications and Media Relations at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, responsible for all communications aspects for the Foundation’s work in Africa and globally. She was the communications manager and brand strategist at Brand South Africa. She worked on large projects such as the 2010 World Cup, World Economic Forum – Davos and Africa (2009-2011). Additionally, Sophie has occupied various brand and marketing positions within Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Nedbank. She has a solid record in areas of marketing, branding and communications.