Tom Marsicano

Tom Marsicano, CEO of change management consulting and training company and Change

Tom Marsicano

13th August 2021

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Tom Marsicano

Position: CEO of and Change

Main Activity of the Company: Change management consulting and training

Date and Place of Birth: December 3, 1954, Johannesburg

Education: BCom; certified advanced instructor: Prosci

First Job: Bank clerk

Career History Prior to Current Position: I have consulted in various African countries and in Europe on projects involving mergers, technology changes and corporate culture change, and have trained thousands of practitioners and managers in the government/semigovernment, financial, mining, petrochemicals, fast-moving consumer goods, management consulting and tourism sectors

Size of First Pay Packet: About R220 a month

First Job with Present Group: CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: R5-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: 20

Management Style: Affiliative

Personal Best Achievement: Being happily married for 35 years, with a stable family, and travelling to and seeing 35 countries

Professional Best Achievement: Establishing a delivery model for change management in a large banking group, including the management of change of several initiatives in the operations area of that bank

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: Nelson Mandela

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Former Standard Bank director Gus Warwick

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Pope Francis

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Elon Musk

Philosophy of Life: Life is a journey of self-discovery, so expect to learn about yourself every day. Do what you love and do not chase the money – if you do what you love and do it well, and the money will follow you

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Value-added telephony services – I started a new industry in South Africa that leveraged the emerging technology of voice computing

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Being deceived by dishonest employees

Hope for the Future: That we solve the problem of widespread corruption in South Africa

Favourite Reading: Business literature and astronomy

Favourite TV Programme: There is no one programme in particular; however, I do find Air Crash Investigation incredibly interesting

Favourite Food/Drink: Generally, food that is simple but super fresh and a good single malt whiskey

Favourite Music: I love good rock, but also classical music, or music from different cultures, such as gamelan

Favourite Sport: Motor racing and athletics

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Photography and blacksmithing

Car: Porsche sports models – 718 to Taycan

Pets: Dogs

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Loud and disruptive people

Favourite Other South African Company: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Favourite Foreign Company: Swiss Re

Married: To Teresa, since September 1985

Children: Vincent; Nicholas

Clubs: Association of Change Management Professionals

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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