Tsitsi Mutendi

Understanding governance risks helps to create lasting legacies through shared history, shared values and shared futures – which is critical for building strong families, strong businesses, and multigenerational wealth.
Tsitsi Mutendi, family office advisor

As a third-generation family business owner, Tsitsi has extensive experience in international business and family business dynamics. She is an award-winning businesswoman based in Johannesburg, with over 12 years of experience in building publishing and education businesses.

She supports families of wealth with governance and risk mitigation, alongside helping family office teams to create alignment and synergies between family and office. Tsitsi has a certificate in family business advisory and family wealth advisory through the global family business education network, Family Firms Institute. She is also an international speaker, author, and podcast host.

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How to create multi-generational wealth
How to create multi-generational wealth
Operations

Creating multi-generational wealth isn't only about finances and investments to last across lifetimes, it's about considering and utilising various forms of capital.

Next-generation transition: how to prepare to pass the family business on
Next-generation transition: how to prepare to pass the family business on
Governance

Preparing the next generation to take over the family business requires some thought, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. There are a few crucial questions to answer to ensure the family is on the same page and that the next generation actually wants, and is ready for, this responsibility.

How family offices can deal with death in the family
How family offices can deal with death in the family
Governance

The hardest part of dealing with death is realising that all you have are memories of yesterday and that the promised future with your loved one no longer exists. In that moment of reality, no amount of wealth can replace your loss. However, the wealth left behind becomes the centre of the family storm and this has to be dealt with.

Managing conflict within a family business
Managing conflict within a family business
Foresight

Conflict and turbulence within a family – and a family business – are nothing new. If not properly managed, these issues can have serious implications for the governance and even succession of the family.

The unique governance challenge of mixed culture families
The unique governance challenge of mixed culture families
Governance

Globalisation has seen the world become a global village. In this global village, a new complexity has arisen especially for families of wealth –that being the complexity of interfaith, intercultural, and interracial marriages. We explore what happens when working with families with diverse heritage.

The impact of matriarchal and patriarchal roles in family business
The impact of matriarchal and patriarchal roles in family business
Next Generation

Most families have an anchor, often identified as a matriarchal or patriarchal figure. A dominant personality who keeps the family aligned and acts as the glue that holds them together. Identifying this individual, celebrating their role in the family and the growth of the unit is fundamental. We explore how understanding the impact of a family leader not only provides alignment but further creates a shared history, values and inevitability vision.

Seven governance risks that could impact your family office
Seven governance risks that could impact your family office
Governance

The need for privacy and more control over wealth and assets has seen the number of family offices grow. Research reported that by the end of Q2 2019, there were 7,300 offices worldwide – a number that has continued to grow. However, family offices may be plagued by unseen governance risks that could seriously jeopardise their future.