Meet Our Speaker

Thiru Pillay

Thiru is the founder and CEO of Emergent – an exciting new consulting and solutions company ( His passion is to build businesses and make an impact on people and society.  

He is a Member of the Boards of Platform Capital in Mauritius and South Africa. He was until recently the EMEA Consulting Marketplace Leader, responsible for the co-ordination of the global Deloitte Consulting strategy and market impact in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

He was also the Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting for Africa for almost 8 years, covering 16 country practices across the African continent. He has previously led the global innovation agenda for Deloitte Consulting and has served on the Global Consulting Executive Committee for the last 7 years. 

He was previously Deputy Consulting Leader and also led the Strategy and Innovation practice for Southern Africa for 6 years. He was, until 2011, a member of the Board of the Southern African firm.