CEO Engage: Shared Growth with Barclays-Africa CEO, Maria Ramos

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Registration: 17h45 - 18h00
Forum Start Time: 18h00​​​​​​​​
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cocktails will be served after the event​​​​​​​



In many countries across Africa, education, enterprise development and financial inclusion remain critical. It's important that corporates play a part in driving economic growth and social progress. At its heart, Shared Growth ambition is about making decisions and doing business that provides clients, customers, shareholders and the communities which we serve with access to a prosperous future. As a business, this means using our skills, resources and commitment to drive and deliver the best results for all our stakeholders; by seeking fair, ethical and open solutions to problems and by always striving to leave things better than we found them. When the communities in which we live and work thrive, we do too. And when society prospers, we all do. And today, we have more opportunity to play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and facilitating inclusive, shared growth for all - now and as we develop the future of banking.


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  • Professor Nicola Kleyn (Dean)

    Nicola Kleyn is the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In addition to her responsibilities at GIBS, she also lectures on various marketing-related academic and company-specific short courses she also consults to a number of organisations seeking to grow customer, brand and reputational equity.

    She worked previously at Investec Bank where she managed the learning and development function and at Edgars in a store control capacity. She also spent seven years lecturing marketing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty of commerce at Wits University.

    Nicola has been recognised as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation, achieving a C1 NRF rating. She has published articles in a number of academic journals including: California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, International Marketing Review, Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning, South African Journal of Business Management, and Management Dynamics on the topics of marketing and ethics. She has also presented a number of conference papers at both local and international academic conferences and is a regular contributor to the popular press.


    In 2017, she was appointed as member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product & Brand Management.

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