Junk status-now what?

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After President Zuma’s decision to reshuffle his cabinet, which saw the axing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan the country was downgraded to junk status by two international agencies. Join Dr Adrian Saville, Professor Nick Binedell, Moeletsi Mbeki, Iraj Abedian, Colin Coleman and Cas Coovadia for a discussion on the economic fate of our country. What impact does junk have on growth and investment and what policy changes are likely to be implemented. Could a vote of no confidence against the President restore SA’s credit ratings and if that doesn’t happen how should business realign its strategy to ensure that jobs are not lost, investment continues and a recession is avoided. ​

Speakers:

  • Professor Nick Binedell, GIBS
  • Professor Adrian Saville, GIBS and chief strategist, Citadel
  • Moeletsi Mbeki, political author and commentator
  • Iraj Abedian, chief executive at the Pan-African Investment and Research Services
  • Cas Coovadia, MD, The Banking Association of South Africa 
  • Colin Coleman, MD, Goldman Sachs

Additional Info

Registration: 17:45-18:00

Event Starts: 18:00

Event Ends: 19:30

Cocktails will be served after the event

Please engage with us on Twitter: @GIBS_SA | #gibsforum, #gibsconference, #gibsevent, #gibsmba
  • Professor Adrian Saville
    Adrian Saville’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (cum laude), M.Com (cum laude) and PhD (Economics), which he completed at the University of Natal in 1997 and for which he was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa’s Founders Medal.  He is a UNESCO laureate and a matriculant of Linacre College (Oxford).  He has completed programmes in value investing and competitive strategy at New York’s Columbia University and Harvard Business School in Boston.

    In 1994, while completing his doctorate in economics, Adrian formed an investment vehicle which became the forerunner to Cannon Asset Managers which he founded in 1998.  In 2017 Bidvest Financial Services acquired Cannon Asset Managers. Today Adrian serves as Chief Executive at Cannon Asset Managers.

    Adrian has experience in managing all the major asset classes and has successfully combined teaching and business, having lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Pretoria, London School of Business, Kelley School of Business, Rotterdam School of Management and the Estonian Business School.  He has held a Professorship of Economics, Finance & Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003, where he teaches in the fields of macroeconomics, investment finance and strategy.  Adrian has received the Excellence in Teaching Award at GIBS one ten occasions since 2007.  In 2012 he was nominated for the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Professor of the Year Award and in 2014 he received the Central and East European Management Development Association award in teaching excellence.  Adrian’s successful career has encompassed consulting widely to government and the corporate world, including serving as an economic consultant to Visa South Africa. He has presented to global audiences in many destinations, including Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, France, India, Japan, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Kington, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe

  • Professor Nick Binedell

    Nick Binedell is the Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, a Business School situated in Illovo, Johannesburg and established in January 2000, by the University of Pretoria.

    After an initial career in the industry in the Mining and Manufacturing sectors in sales and general management in the Barlow Rand Group, Nick has focused his career for the past 20 years in the area of business education.

    In 1998 he was invited to establish a new business school focused on meeting the individual and corporate needs of business in South Africa.

    The school has rapidly established itself as a leading business school in South Africa with a strong focus on partnering with leading South African corporates and providing a high level of local and international business education. It was recently ranked as one of the top 40 global executive education providers by the London Financial Times.

    Nick is a determined traveler and explorer. His earlier roots included extensive travel and by the time he was ten he had lived in Zimbabwe, Germany, Yemen, Kenya, South Africa and Britain. He has spent five years in the United States and in the past three years has traveled to Sydney, Shanghai, Dubai, Prague, Budapest, Lagos as well as European and American cities.

    His area of expertise is in the field of business strategy formulation and his academic and consulting work, although dominantly in South Africa, includes work in the United States, Europe and Australia.
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