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Doctor Frank Magwegwe
Dr Frank Magwegwe

​Dr Frank Magwegwe has extensive corporate experience with a cumulative 22 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining GIBS in 2021, he held several leadership positions in various financial services companies. Frank is Founder and Principal Scientist at Thrive Financial Wellness. Organizations that want financial wellness to be a successful business strategy partner Thrive in developing evidence-based employee financial education and wellness solutions based on behaviour change science for their employees. In addition, Frank is a renowned professional speaker.

He has delighted audiences from Belgium to Dubai, from Netherlands to USA, and around South Africa on personal resilience, based on his experience of beating the odds and escaping homelessness as a young adult.

Published Research

​Magwegwe, F.M., & Lim, H. (2020). Factors associated with the ownership of individual retirement accounts (IRAs): Applying the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Financial Planning and Counseling. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1891/JFCP-19-00023

Consulting Involvement

​Dr Frank Magwegwe has experience working with and consulting to companies across various industries on employee financial education, wellness, and personal development.

Contact Details


  • Ph.D. (Kansas State University)
  • AM (Harvard Business School)
  • MSc (UP)
  • BSc Honors (Wits) 
  • BSc (Wits)
Fields of Interest
  • Financial stress and worry;
  • Employee financial education and wellness; and
  • Personal resilience and thriving at work
Professional Memberships

​Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa

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