Kemble is a qualified and registered pharmacist with a passion for business. He has close on 18 years of Direct Selling (Network Marketing/ MLM), product marketing, sales management, strategy and executive decision-making experience throughout the African continent in various industries such as FMCG, Medical and Financial Services. Kemble is married with three sons and reside in the greater Johannesburg area in South Africa.
Describe your leadership style.
I prefer a transformational leadership style which encompasses having a strategic vision and creating a great evolving team culture through effective communication. Empowering and guiding my teams is of utmost importance.
Your top tip to beat procrastination?
It begins with introspection on a regular basis and Setting SMART goals for the team and myself.
Favourite getaway destination?
International: Cancun, Mexico
Who or what inspires you?
My parents inspired me. My dad was a teacher and only breadwinner and my mum a housewife raising the kids. The two sides of the coin, one highly educated with little money and yet did so much to expose us to the world to grow up fast and resilient and the other teaching us values and integrity like only wise women can. Today my inspiration is my wife and kids to ensure they have a better life experiences.
Your one wish for South Africa?
Having spent most of my career in the direct selling industry and being able to have played a tiny part in creating entrepreneurs, my wish is to empower many others to overcome our dire unemployment crisis, which can sometimes be attributed as a root cause of crime and corruption that plague us today.
If you could have any 3 people over for dinner, who would they be and what would you serve?
Cyril Ramaphosa, Warren Buffet and Richard Branson – definitely a good South African Indian curry.
What five pieces of advice would you give to aspiring young business starters?
1. Have a dream which you don’t give up on.
2. Have determination and resilience to understand that entrepreneurship is not easy, but highly rewarding if successful.
3. Learn as much as possible, the world has become a small place with the advent of the world wide web. There is tons of resources that our ancestors never had. Never stop learning.
4. Constantly look for innovation and efficiency and only implement if it’s going to be worth it.
5. Never forget your roots, this is who you are and has moulded you in some way or the other so don’t forget to give back.
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have been an entrepreneur all my life having started up many business from scratch and buying others. I have failed countless times almost losing my homes and car, but never gave, always showed up and built again to succeed.
What would you do with an extra hour in your day?
Spend it leisurely with my kids riding our bikes or some other adventurous activity.