Ipi Thibedi

CEO, Africa , Weber Shandwick

Ipi joined Weber Shandwick in 2020 and brings more than 15 years’ experience in strategic communications across consumer and business-to-business, as well as media relations. Her strength lies in building teams focused on creative, strategic communications initiatives and she has specific expertise in brand development, crisis and reputation management, digital.

Prior to joining the agency, Ipi spent five years at Deloitte, latterly as business leader for the Greenhouse innovation hub offer in Africa, focused on a range of activities including strategic planning, marketing, C-suite transition and employee engagement. Previous roles with the company included Head of External Communications and Media Relations and prior to joining Deloitte, Ipi was Head of Group Corporate Communications at technology firm, Altron. 

Ipi holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Public Relations and Communications from the Tshwane University of Technology and a Certificate in Management Advancement Program from Wits Business School. She was a member of the 2021 Africa SABRE Awards jury.