The ambition of any business is to grow. Given the complex nature of the African business environment, expanding a business across the continent can be both challenging and daunting. How do companies move from local to regional, and how do regional players become Pan-African giants?
Join GIBS and the Djondo Fellowship for a high impact, half day seminar on how to successfully expand your business across Africa.
Speakers and topics include:
- Building an African multinational: The case of Ecobank
Arnold Ekpe, former CEO of the Ecobank Group & Board Member of Djondo Fellowship
- Is strategy relevant, and does it still apply, in the African context?
Prof. Nick Binedell, Founding Director of GIBS & Professor in Strategy and Leadership
- Understanding the complexities of the African business environment
Prof. Lyal White, Senior Director of Johannesburg Business School
Registration will take place between 08.00 - 08.30. The seminar will run from 08.30 and end at 12.00, when lunch will be served.
Arnold Ekpe was Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group where he led most of the bank's expansion across Africa from 1996 to 2001 and then from 2005 to 2012. He was CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) between 2002 and 2004. Arnold is a board member of the Djondo Fellowship.
Professor Nick Binedell
Prof. Nick Binedell is the Founding Director of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. His area of expertise is in the field of business strategy formulation.
Professor Lyal White
Prof. Lyal White is the founding Senior Director of the Johannesburg Business School (JBS), Africa's largest business school with over 10,000 students and 100 full-time faculty, based at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. With a Pan-African focus, the JBS is driven by world class management education and contextual impact.
About the Djondo Fellowship
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Accra, Ghana, the Djondo Fellowship
is a Management Fellowship set up to support African companies to profitably expand beyond their domestic economies and become multinational champions of African integration. This Pan-African seminar - which is being hosted in Lagos, Dakar, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Abidjan, Accra and Casablanca - is part of the Djondo Fellowship’s mission to support more African companies to deepen their presence in Africa.