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Harvard Business School Senior Executive Program

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Better equip yourself as an Africa-based leader with cutting edge leadership, strategy and innovation skills applicable across Africa and beyond.

African countries face a distinct set of social, economic, and political conditions that create unique business challenges—along with exciting opportunities. To gain a competitive advantage, businesses across the continent need exceptional, confident leaders. This programme prepares you to expand your leadership skills and knowledge of local, regional, and global markets. By improving your ability to design and execute winning strategies, deliver innovative offerings, nurture high-performance teams, and navigate rapid change, you will be ready to help your company drive growth in Africa's dynamic markets.

We offer this programme in partnership with Harvard Business School.

Dates:  26 May – 30 August 2024

Format: Blended

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa; Virtual; and HBS Campus


  • 26 – 31 May 2024 (GIBS Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa)

  • 3 June – 23 August 2024 (Virtual, Self-Paced Learning);

  • 25 – 30 August 2024 (HBS Campus, Boston, United States)

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Who should attend?
The Senior Executive Program — Africa is designed for experienced senior executives in African companies from any industry. Candidates should be responsible for strategic decision making, have at least 15 years of work experience, and represent growth-oriented organisations. Participants might include CEOs, CFOs, business line heads, senior members of a company’s executive team, and directors general of government agencies.
How you will benefit

Featuring an interactive virtual module, an independent work module, and an in-person module on the HBS campus, this programme enables rapidly growing organisations to drive business momentum through more effective leadership. By gaining deeper insight into the best practices of successful business leaders, you will be better equipped to lead effectively and help your organisation achieve ambitious goals in local markets, regional markets, and across Africa.

  • Design an effective strategy for business growth in an African context—within your country or across borders;
  • Differentiate your offerings and deliver more value to customers;
  • Implement changes that align your organisation for optimal execution;
  • Improve your organisation's ability to innovate;
  • Build a sustainable, accountable organisation with greater transparency and stronger governance; and
  • Develop enduring bonds with accomplished peers from across the African continent.
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To learn more and apply, please visit the HBS Executive Education Senior Executive Program — Africa website​. 

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