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Lumka Msibi


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Lumka Msibi is an Innovative Award Winning Qualified Rocket Scientist.

At the age of 29, she has travelled to all 6 world continents, won numerous prestigious awards and spoken alongside many notable leaders.

Born and raised in Soweto, Lumka weaves her background and personal story of success over challenges into her presentations. A born leader, she has an outstanding ability to motivate others with her own enthusiasm. She is a vibrant and outgoing young woman who thinks independently and critically to find solutions to problems.

Lumka is a Senior Engineer with over 5 years’ of global experience.


NASA Aerospace Engineer Fellow — California, USAAward Winning Rocket Scientist Founder of a Technology startup Pitched Tech startup to venture capitalists at Oracle HQ in Silicon Valley and it was awarded seed funding Innovative designer of advanced high performance, world class satellites to benefit Africa.

Selected nationally to do scientific ground breaking research in the coldest place on earth

— Antarctica Worked on a NASA project launching experiments Global Speaker on 6 continents At the age of 24, received South Africa’s highestAward for young people

— The Ubuntu Youth Award.Won 1st Prize out of 500 international entries in a global technical. conference competition (Canada) Recipient of numerous prestigious International Awards from Asia, Australia, North America etc.

Why Choose Lumka For Your Next Event?

As a recognized Young Global Leader, Engineer and Entrepreneur shaping the future, Lumka’s vision is to have a deep and meaningful impact in all her endeavours.

Sheseeks to Motivate, Educate and Empower young and old in an engaging way and it’s not rocket science.

Her presentations stem from her personal experiences, global travels and research. She has demonstrated skills and outstanding potential in each of the following key areas:

leadership, innovation, technology and entrepreneurial drive.

What Audience Should You Put Lumka In Front Of?

A World class speaker trained by Own The Room® she is comfortable and has experience working with all levels of the organization:

Board, Executive, Management and factory floor.

What Are The Best Platforms To Use Lumka?

Lumka adds the most value in delivering keynote sessions. She is able to take topics into breakaway sessions or multi-day sessions. She also has experience facilitating events as an MC.


“The feedback for the International Woman’s Forum Global Cornerstone Conference with over 400 leaders from 30 nations has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are grateful for your considerable contribution to it as a speaker. Thank you for making a difference at this highly-rated session in our conference, helping to shape the discussion and to inform the world’s women leaders.”

– Global President, International Women’s Forum, USA.

“Lumka represents everything that is good about South Africa. In her young career she had already received international recognition for her research but she also contributes to the growth of the next generation of engineers.”

– Group CEO, Aerospace Technology Company

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