Minimising the gaps between strategy formulation and execution

​​​​​​​​​​​​Additional Forum Information​

Registration: 17h45 - 18h00

Forum Start Time: 18h00​​​​​​​​​

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cocktails will be served after the event



Research conducted by BTS in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit confirms what many managers know, i.e. that there is a disconnect in the navigation from strategy formulation to strategy execution between levels in organisations. The report is based on a global survey of over two hundred senior executives and reveals that CEOs are likely to significantly overestimate their company’s ability to execute strategy. As such, they may be missing key opportunities to take the necessary actions to drive effective execution and skill development. It also explores how to maximize the full potential of strategic initiatives in organisations, by focusing more effectively on the people part of the execution equation.



Professor Nick Binedell, Founding Director and Professor of Leadership and Strategy, GIBS

Dr Jackie Chimhanzi, Senior Strategist at The IDC (Industrial Development Corporation)

Deon Greyling, Senior Vice President, BTS Middle East and Africa

Dr Len Konar, Chief Executive Officer: ORCA and sits on 7 different boards including Steinhoff and Exarro​

Tebogo Skwambane is a Partner at McKinsey and Company based in South Africa. Tebogo has been a Strategy and Management consultant for 15 years.

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  • 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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