Likeleli Monyamane (neé Mphutlane) CA (SA) is an impact-driven entrepreneur, consummate business strategist and writer with a passion for women empowerment, community development, mentorship, servant leadership and good governance. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the African Leadership University (2019).
Furthermore, she has obtained a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of the Free State (UFS) - 2010 and a BCom Honours: Accounting from the University of South Africa (Unisa) - 2012. Currently, she is pursuing an MSc in Digital Innovation and Analytics at the Royal Holloway University of London. She completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bloemfontein between 2011 and 2014, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2014. She is registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts and is a member of the Lesotho Institute of Accountants.
Occupationally, Likeleli is the Head of Strategy, Projects and Innovation at an insurance firm in Lesotho. This while running her consultancy, Inspire Business Consultants. Likeleli’s expertise in financial management, governance and compliance has earned her influential roles in various organisations across Lesotho and South Africa. She was the first Chairwoman of the Free State Branch of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants (2016/2018), Curator of Global Shapers Maseru (2017) and Acting Chairperson of the Audit Committee at the National Museum in Bloemfontein (2017). Additionally, she has served as a Member of Council at the UFS from 2015 - 2017 and currently sits in the Council of the Central University of Technology (CUT). At both the UFS and CUT, she has sat – and continues to sit – in the respective institutions’ audit & risk as well as finance committees.
Her global footprint and international exposure spans Africa and the U.S. Through the stringent Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2016, she participated in the prestigious Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which placed her at the Business & Leadership Institute of Cambridge College, Massachusetts. Again, she is a recipient of the United Kingdom (UK) government’s distinguished Chevening Scholarship (2020/2021).
Likeleli’s heart for mentorship and personal transformation finds expression through the Inspire Mentorship Program: a mentorship and leadership development platform that provides an opportunity for young and seasoned professionals to exchange knowledge and skills, ensuring that they stay relevant and future-ready in their careers, while driving change in their communities. A collaboration between Inspire Mentorship Program and the Lesotho Institute of Accountants has led to the creation of a tailored mentorship curriculum for the Institute’s membership. Likeleli is a highly demanded mentor who boasts a track record of helping individuals to develop their vision and devise strategies to achieve their goals. And as a trusted business advisor, she inspires and guides leaders in navigating complex business problems through innovation and leveraging their human capital. Her Christian faith ignites a flame in her to advance the Kingdom of God through her gift of speaking and teaching on purpose, potential and financial growth from a Kingdom Perspective.
Although nations of the world never stop calling for her voice in matters of business, markets and money, Likeleli Monyamane remains an active citizen in her home country of Lesotho, partnering with fellow Basotho to establish initiatives such as Keep Lesotho Clean Campaign—a grass-roots initiative aimed at encouraging responsible and innovative waste management in Lesotho. The initiative was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Group by the United Nations’ Development Program’s International Volunteer Day.
It was in recognition of her excellence as one of Africa’s rising professionals and young leaders, intertwined with her commitment to human development and social responsibility, that she was selected among the Top 35 under 35 Chartered Accountants in 2019 by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. Furthermore, she was a Recipient of the ABASA Free State Chairperson’s Award in her role as the program coordinator of the ABASA Leadership Program (2016). As a writer, she has been crowned winner of the inaugural SAICA Student Leadership Summit for her essay titled “Sustainability and what it means to us” and has also contributed to Lesotho’s National Youth Development Policy.
The Entrepreneurs’ Network’ Annual Entrepreneurship Expo
Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation’s Youth Entrepreneurship Day
The Hook Up Dinner
The African Leadership University Business School
Global Shapers’ Hub - Rwanda Collaboration “China in Africa”
TedX Moshoeshoe Road
University of the Free State
UNDP Lesotho Foresight and Scenario Planning Conference
Mandela Washington Fellowship Southern African Regional Conference
Volksblad/UFS Matriculant of the Year Competition
Global Business Roundtable
Lesotho Institute of Accountants Annual Conference