Her academic achievements include completing her Honours in Brand Leadership and Communication at Vega School of Brand Leadership. Her final research submission focused on the Marketing and Advertising industries’ understanding of the Shared Value business model (also referred to as Creating Shared Value, or CSV).
To further increase the Shared Value footprint in Africa, Tiekie and her team launched the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit. The SVAI is the regional partner of the global Shared Value Initiative, with partners in Hong Kong, India, Australia and North America. The SVAI aims to build Shared Value ecosystems and communities across the African continent to accelerate collective impact. She was instrumental in motivating and securing for the implementation of Shared Value short courses on our continent.