At the helm of Fresh Thinking Holdings is Chief Executive Officer, Dr Meshack Khosa, who has over 20 years of deep experience in both the private and public sector at the executive level.

Dr Khosa holds a PhD (1992) from Oxford University (UK) and a MA (1988) (Master of Arts) degree from Wits University (South Africa). Dr Khosa’s previous experience includes university lecturer at the University of Natal (1992 - 1995), Cambridge University as a Research Fellow (January - December 1995), Director for Centre for African Transformation (1996-1998), Executive Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in the public sector (1998 - 2001), and General Manager at MTN in the ICT sector (2001 - 2006). Since 2007, Dr Khosa has established several successful coaching, consulting and technology companies.

Dr Khosa has achieved coaching certificates and credentials from several local and international institutions, including the University of Cape Town (Foundations of Corporate Executive Coaching 2013), University of Johannesburg & Orion Business Solutions (Life and Business Coaching 2008), New Ventures West in the USA (Integral Coaching Principles 2008), Centre for Coaching at UCT (Coaching to Excellence 2007) and from legendary Master Coach Bob Proctor at the Gallagher Proctor Institute (Life Success Consultant and Coach 2010, Thinking Into Results Consultant and Coach 2014).

Dr Khosa is also accredited by the ETDP Seta as a Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator of programmes with the Public Sector Seta and the Services Seta. In 2014 he received the Train the Trainer Certification from T. Harv Eker (Success Resources), which was facilitated by Blair Singer.

Apart from coaching certification, Dr Khosa holds several certificates from the University of Cape Town, which include Certificate in Executive Coaching (2012), Certificate in Financial Management Certificate (2013), Certificate in Small Business Management (2013), Certificate in Copy Writing for Online Media (2013), Certificate in Import and Export Management, and Certificate in Practical Labour Course (2014).

Dr Khosa is a member of COMENSA, a professional member of the Public Speakers Association of South Africa, member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa, a member of the Association for Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP), and a member of the Progressive Professional Forum (PPF). ┬áDr Khosa is currently Chairperson of the Black Management Forum Tshwane Branch, and has been elected a Fellow of the South African Institute of Management. Through Fresh Thinking Coaching (Pty) Ltd (established in 2011), Dr Khosa is currently a director of one of South Africa’s largest public sector coaching programmes with over 1000 executives on a coaching programme.