Shukri Toefy is not interested in boundaries but doing things differently.
- GQ Magazine
Shukri Toefy is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, investor, speaker, ﬁlm producer, and CEO of Fortiﬁed Group.
He holds a degree in Law and Politics from the University of Cape Town, and has the distinction of being an Entrepreneurship Expert at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
The fundamentals of Shukri’s approach to business is galvanised by his entrepreneurial background, which includes the founding of FORT and the building of a number of exciting companies and brands.
This is tangibly realised by Shukri’s most current focus––his ability to identify and grow some of the most exciting growth businesses and start ups––culminating in an overriding imperative: shape a new global landscape, and create impact that reaches inwards but extends far beyond borders.
Shukri has been recognised for a number of awards, including Cannes Lions, the Loeries Awards, ProMax, Amsterdam International Film Festival, oﬃcial selections in LA, Largo, Rome and Bali, and most notably, is an EY World Entrepreneur ﬁnalist.
Collectively, Shukri’s endeavours speak to his unwavering dedication to empowering and driving change, a personal mission reﬂected in the ethos of Fortiﬁed Group. This is also evident in the entertainment projects Shukri is currently involved in, where his commitment to taking authentically African stories to global audiences has found traction amongst the major studios in Hollywood.
At present, Shukri is a Special Advisor and Ambassador to the G20 World Policy Forum. He has chosen to sit on a carefully curated list of boards, and is chairman of Southﬁelds Group. He is also a guest lecturer at a number of universities around the world.
As a strategic advisor, Shukri has consulted to some of the most exciting brands on the continent and globally around business strategy, communication and growth. Recognised as one of the top creative minds on the African continent, he has frequently spoken at industry events such as Cannes Lions, a festival of creativity and the meeting place for the entire creative industry.
He has been proﬁled in various publications including Forbes Africa, Huﬃngton Post, GQ, Marketing Week, Creativity and AdAge, and has been named a Top 40 CEO by Under40CEOs, and one of Fast Company’s Most Productive People.
Celebrates African creativity and believes in decolonising the African creative economy.
- Huffington Post
An award-winning independent, creative content and production network, with head offices in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Investments in some of the most exciting growth businesses and startups across media, technology, creative, and digital.
Shukri Toefy is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Fortiﬁed Group is a globally recognised, multi-award-winning network of companies with interests in media, ﬁlm, professional services, and property.
He is helping set the pace as a real trailblazer
- Fast Company
As a speaker, Shukri’s focus areas are entrepreneurship, strategy, leadership, creativity and storytelling, Africa and developing markets, and strategic marketing.
Shukri’s impact has lead him to speak at many global events, hosting masterclasses on trends, the changing value chain of the new creative economy, the power of knowledge sharing, and alternate models of creative leadership.
Failure has never been an option for him
- Forbes Africa