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McKinsey: Learning from the past - looking to the future

​Professional services firm McKinsey & Company has stated that it is committed to learning from the mistakes it made in its Turnaround Programme contract at Eskom in 2016. It is now taking the necessary actions to earn back the trust of the people of South Africa.

A distinguished panel of guests, including the firm's newly elected Global Managing Partner, Kevin Sneader, will discuss the future of management consulting, and provide a broad perspective on how global firms like McKinsey, can make a positive contribution to South Africa's economy in the future.



Kevin Sneader, global managing partner, McKinsey & Company

Bonang Mohale, CEO of BLSA

Nicola Kleyn, Dean of GIBS

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Registration and Breakfast: 07:45 - 08:30

Starts: 08:30

Ends: 09:40

Want to attend but can't afford to? e-mail for one of the limited free seats available.

Please note: GIBS forums are filmed for City Press, GIBS and BDTV

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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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