Founder of Bathu, Theo Baloyi, takes us through his journey of leaving a lucrative career to establishing his own successful sneaker business.
Theo Baloyi is now a household name, but where does he hail from?
Tell us a bit about your background.I was born and raised in Phake, Hammaskraal, by my parents and later moved to Alexandra while furthering my studies in Accounting. I was fortunate enough to join PwC South Africa, where I served two years here at home and another three years in the Middle East, before taking a hard but fulfilling decision to fully focus on my business, founding Bathu. I’m a down-to-earth and ambitious guy who is always striving to do better than the previous day. I am rooted in the ekasi lifestyle.