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Forward thinking strategists for the new economy

A Unique Combination of Expert Consultants, Advisors and Partners

Our goal is to be the people you implicitly trust; and always turn to for open, honest and informed advice.

We are used to working at a senior level with the world’s biggest mining, resource and energy companies.

Our international network gives you access to some of the most forward- thinking, innovative strategists in your industry. Some have wise heads on old shoulders; others are young, multi-disciplinary and forcefully imaginative. Together, they are a powerful combination.

Our associates hail from the best universities and businesses around the world. Leaders in their fields, they can provide informed insights in a personal phone call that weeks of desktop research simply can’t match.

We've also invested in a number of high-potential, complementary businesses which focus on specific areas of value in high-capital industries.

Our Ecosystem:
Local Knowledge with Global Connections

VCI has local hubs and strategic partners spread across the globe so wherever your business is based, we can help.

Our specialist partner businesses

Our partners are experts in their respective fields and have worked closely with us on key projects, to deliver added value. Collectively our partners provide global coverage  across 6 continents.

The VCI Partners

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Lionel Louw

Global

As CEO and co-founder of VCI, he has extensive project lead experience in architecting and implementing transformational projects across multiple continents. He is well known as an industry level strategist, change catalyst and executive team facilitator.

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Gideon Malherbe

Americas

Gideon founded Virtual Consulting (VCI) in 1995 and is known for achieving extraordinary results with companies and clients worldwide through Board Governance, Scenario Planning, Technology Innovation and M&A.

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Ernst Griebel

Asia Pacific

Ernst has deep experience developing analysis and synthesis of technical and strategic opportunities and issues facing resource companies, and developing integrated and sustainable solution pathways for implementation. He specialises in providing industry-leading solutions to mining, and oil and gas industries.

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Chris Taylor

Asia Pacific

A senior leader in strategic transformation and M&A advisory with over 10 years global experience working with executive and senior management teams in demanding consulting and corporate assignments.

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Topaz Booysen

Europe & Africa

As Partner and CMO, Topaz brings a decade of experience in digital marketing to the table, from across a range of industries including mining, industrial, fintech and adtech. After working with the largest global marketing agency, she is also passionate about bringing leading marketing solutions to sectors traditionally excluded by advertising agencies.

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Lionel Louw

Asia Pacific

As CEO and co-founder of VCI, he has extensive project lead experience in architecting and implementing transformational projects across multiple continents. He is well known as an industry level strategist, change catalyst and executive team facilitator.

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Gideon Malherbe

Americas

Gideon founded Virtual Consulting (VCI) in 1995 and is known for achieving extraordinary results with companies and clients worldwide through Board Governance, Scenario Planning, Technology Innovation and M&A.

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Ernst Griebel

Asia Pacific

Ernst has deep experience developing analysis and synthesis of technical and strategic opportunities and issues facing resource companies, and developing integrated and sustainable solution pathways for implementation. He specialises in providing industry-leading solutions to mining, and oil and gas industries.

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Chris Taylor

Asia Pacific

A senior leader in strategic transformation and M&A advisory with over 10 years global experience working with executive and senior management teams in demanding consulting and corporate assignments.

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Topaz Booysen

Europe & Africa

As Partner and CMO, Topaz brings a decade of experience in digital marketing to the table, from across a range of industries including mining, industrial, fintech and adtech. After working with the largest global marketing agency, she is also passionate about bringing leading marketing solutions to sectors traditionally excluded by advertising agencies.

Global Coverage by Partners

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