Joe Manchu is a certified Leadership Coach, and has a B.Compt degree from UNISA and a MBA from Wits. He attended the Executive Development Programme at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA as well as a SMME development programme at Cranfield University in the UK. He has travelled extensively in North and West Africa, Europe, India, the Middle East, Canada and the United States.
Joe Manchu has twenty five years' experience in accounting and audit, finance, corporate and retail banking, information technology, and management consulting. He occupied senior positions at Ernst & Young, IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank and the African Bank. In 1986, he started his own Business and IT consulting company, Manchu Consulting which he is still heading. In 2002, Manchu e-Solutions was established as a 100% black-owned company, replacing Manchu Consulting.