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Leadership Engage: Driving Trust – The new competitive differentiator for business

​A​dditional Forum Information 

Registration: 17h45 - 18h00

Forum Start Time: 18h00

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cocktails will be served after the event


​In a world where trust is rare, how can responsible leadership and ethical culture help build sustainable, long-term relationship with employees, customers, suppliers, investors and regulators to achieve business success? Can this provide an advantage both in terms of risk management and competitive differentiation? Join our esteemed panel of experts for a discussion under the auspices of the GIBS Ethics and Governance Think Tank.


Nhlanhla Nene, former Minister of Finance 

Laurie Dippenaar, founder and Chairman of FirstRand

Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths South Africa

Lynn Paine, Harvard Business School Professor and Senior Associate Dean


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