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USB Alumni Consulting in Africa

Consulting Industry in Africa | USB Consulting Club & USB Alumni event

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Consulting Industry in Africa
USB Consulting Club & USB Alumni event

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  via Livestream   03 December 2020

Join us as recognised consulting industry leaders and our alumni base in the consulting industry, provide key insights into the way forward for the consulting field. Learn through the thought-provoking panel discussion, and connect via short breakaway networking sessions between attendees and panelists.

Date:               Thursday, 3 December 2020

Time:              12:00 – 13:30

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Omobolanle Adekoya USB Consulting ClubOmobolanle Adekoya
Partner, PwC Nigeria

Bolanle is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ consulting experience and has worked across 4 continents, Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. She is a Partner in PwC Nigeria and is PwC’s West Africa Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Leader. She supports clients to navigate through the complexities of raising finance on local and global capital markets, and supports  their accounting and financial reporting needs. Bolanle serves as People and Transformation leader on the West Market leadership team.

Giles Waugh
Associate Director, Deloitte South Africa

Giles is an Associate Director at Deloitte South Africa, with over 30 years’ experience as an Actuarial Consultant specialising in life insurance. His experience spans across the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Africa. Giles has Statutory Actuary appointments in various countries around the continent namely South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria focusing on Profit and Solvency reporting, in particular promoting harmonisation around the continent.

Shayo ImologomeShayo Imologome
CEO and Founder, Shalatel Corporate Solutions

Shayo is a Business Growth Strategist and Management Consultant, with 30 years of experience in finance, auditing and compliance, consultancy and advisory. She has gained experience and expertise in most industries in Nigeria, including marketing communication and media, manufacturing, oil and gas, financial services, hospitality, and insurance. In her current role as CEO and co-Founder of StratNovate Consulting, she assists businesses with support required to change at the right time. Her expertise includes strategy development and implementation, business performance and process diagnostics, growth strategy and re-positioning, new project development, internal controls review and business process improvement.

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Return on Relationship through Intentional Mentoring

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Return on Relationship through Intentional Mentoring

USB Alumni Mentorship Masterclass Webinar

Facilitated by Prof Salomé van Coller-Peter and Zandile Njilo

“Return on relationship” is the new currency, and what better way to invest than through mentoring others with a clearly defined framework of conversations that provides greater insight and reciprocal outcomes? These unprecedented times provide a unique opportunity to build greater self-awareness as leaders but also serves as an opportunity to equip team members with tools and skills to have deeper more meaningful conversations.

Join us for this Alumni Masterclass, where Prof Salomé van Coller-Peter and Zandile Njilo will go over the key conversations leaders and mentors should be having today: Purpose, Fitness, Strengths and Networking.

Date:               Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Time:              09:00 (GMT+2)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

  

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Prof Salomé van Coller-Peter
Senior Lecturer at USB

Salomé Van Coller-Peter is a Senior Lecturer teaching on the MPhil in Management Coaching and the MPhil in Futures Studies at USB, as well as on the advanced Project Management and the Coaching Essentials programmes at USB-ED. She has also designed and implemented the curriculula of both the MPhil in Management Coaching and Coaching Essentials programmes, and chairs the Plagiarism Committee at USB.

Zandile Njilo
Occupationally Directed Education Training Development Practitioner

Zandile Njilo is an Occupationally Directed Education Training Development Practitioner (OD-ETDP) offering versatile skills across Learning &Development (L&D), Organisational Development (OD) and Human Resources (HR) practices. She has over 12-years’ expertise in Human Capital Consulting and facilitation, and provides training services in strategic planning, process improvement and workforce development. She is a seasoned practitioner with high level corporate experience which spans over many industries.

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Putting foresight into practice

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Putting foresight into practice

Alumni Webinar with Dr Njeri Mwagiru and Doris Viljoen

Facilitated by USB Alumni Eastern Cape Chapter

Why is foresight in the private sector so challenging? What is the role of visionary strategic leadership in the public sector? Join our special Alumni Webinar, as senior futurists Dr Njeri Mwagiru and Doris Viljoen, each from the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), share a bit of theory, accompanied by many stories and lessons learned from their recent projects.

Date:               Friday, 2 October 2020

Time:              12:45 CAT (GMT +2)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr Njeri Mwagiru
Senior Futurist: Institute For Futures Research (IFR)

Njeri is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), University of Stellenbosch Business School, and leads the African Futures portfolio.

Her work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations and countries in Africa, to navigate complexity and uncertainty, to realise long-term goals and visions. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender and diversity, inclusivity and transformation. Her vocation is to support knowledge sharing and exchange, to facilitate integrated strategic planning, and enhance evidence-based decision making and high performance to achieve desired futures.

Doris Viljoen USB AlumnusDoris Viljoen

Senior Futurist: Institute For Futures Research (IFR)

Doris Viljoen is a senior futurist at Stellenbosch University’s Institute for Futures Research (IFR) where she endeavours to interpret global as well as local trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. Doris lectures on the master’s degree programme in Futures Studies at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). She has specialised skills in environmental scanning, the application of foresight methodology, scenario planning as well as strategy development. Her research towards a PhD in Futures Studies looks at the future of work, specifically focusing on non-conventional employment engagements.

 

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How can trust-based Integrated Thinking ensure long-term value for companies?

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How can trust-based Integrated Thinking ensure long-term value for companies?

Alumni Webinar with Brett Hamilton, Barrie Jack and Jonathan Rens

Despite increased regulations and compliance with Integrated Reporting, recent corporate failures highlights the gap that still exists between the ideals of corporate governance and its outcomes. Merely ticking boxes on an annual basis is not sufficient. The goal should be to align corporate governance with the purpose, strategy and decision-making in the business.

Join Brett Hamilton, Barrie Jack and Jonathan Rens as they discuss how to move beyond the box-ticking connected with Integrated Reporting and how trust-based Integrated Thinking can provide a practical approach for corporate governance in any organisation.

Date:               Friday, 11 September 2020

Time:              10:00 CAT (GMT +2)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Brett Hamilton
Director at First River Capital

Brett is a visiting faculty member at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), where he teaches Corporate Finance on the MBA programme. He has gained extensive experience in media, FMCG, agriculture and property development. He is a director of First River Capital, a boutique firm that specialises in strategy, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs and private equity.

Barrie Jack
Chartered Accountant and Co-founder at Katanoe

Barrie is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Chartered Director with a Higher Diploma in Taxation Law. He has extensive business experience in the South African corporate sector, having held positions as Financial Director to Independent Non-Executive Director at a number of companies in South Africa, as well as having been a Partner of KPMG. In recent years he has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee Forum’s Working Groups of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa, and also facilitates director development programmes for the Institute of Directors in South African. He has co-founded Katanoe with Jonathan Rens.

Jonathan Rens
Quantity Surveyor and Co-founder at Katanoe

Jonathan qualified as a professional Quantity Surveyor, and after time in the profession, moved into the property space. He was one of the founding executive directors of the Acucap Properties Limited, which listed on the JSE in March 2002, and then grew exponentially until it was bought by Growthpoint Properties Limited in 2015. He is currently connected to IT and solar start-ups and has co-founded Katanoe with Barrie Jack.

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Understanding the Change Curve as it relates to adapting quickly

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Understanding the Change Curve as it relates to adapting quickly

Alumni Webinar with Kait Dinunzio

Facilitated by Theunis van der Linde, USB Alumni Canada Chapter

What is the best way to respond to drastic change? Do we prioritise swift action over careful strategic consideration? Or do we simply adapt as things happen?

Join Kait Dinunzio as she helps us understand the change curve, as it relates to adapting quickly, and also explores the pillars of resilience to guide us in navigating change in the current environment.

Date:               Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Time:              17:00 CAT (GMT +2)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kait Dinunzio

Senior Partner and Chief Change Officer, Helios Consulting

Kait is a creative and passionate organizational change management and communications specialist, with extensive experience as a leadership coach.

Her practice focuses on training, coaching and supporting business owners and corporate leaders in the area of change management, communications, organisational design/effectiveness, process improvement, resilient leadership and team development.

Kait is known for her unique change management strategies that help assess business readiness and encourage a willingness to adopt new processes, technologies or behaviours. Her strength in connecting with and caring for people helps her anticipate and respond to stakeholder expectations during change.

 

FACILITATOR

Theunis van der Linde

USB MBA alumnus and Partner, Helios Consulting

Theunis is an experienced and seasoned business and operations leader.

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The Diminishing Role of the State Enterprise - Trends and Realities

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The Diminishing Role of the State Enterprise – Trends and Realities

USB Alumni Webinar with Dr Mbako Mbo

Facilitated by USB Alumni Botswana Chapter

The public sector faces ever increasing competing needs, calling for a sharper focus on the provision of public goods, at a time when the private sector is yearning for growth in a true free market environment.

Traditionally, the state enterprise has played a critical role in bridging the gap between the state and the private sector, but left unchecked, the role could potentially become toxic. Should the state consciously diminish the sheer size of the state enterprise sector?

Join Standard Chartered Bank Botswana CFO, Dr Mbako Mbo, as he explores solutions in our special Alumni Webinar.

Date:               Thursday, 13 August 2020

Time:              18:00 (CAT)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Mbako Mbo

Chief Financial Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Botswana

 Dr. Mbako Mbo graduated from USB with a PhD (Business Management and Administration) in March 2017. His research interests are in State Owned Enterprises, with a focus on the developing world. He has published several articles with international journals and conference proceedings on the subject.

Dr Mbo is also a Chartered Accountant, and has spent the greater part of his career working for State Owned Enterprises in and outside Botswana, specialising in Finance, fiduciary work as well as Investment Risk. He also previously taught at undergraduate level at the University of Botswana. Currently, he is the CFO of Standard Chartered Bank in Botswana.

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21 COVID Lessons that will teach Businesses how to Survive

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21 COVID lessons that will teach businesses how to survive

USB Alumni | Webinar with George Woods

Facilitated by USB Alumni Gauteng Chapter

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many hardships and changes to our business routines, it has uncovered many teachings about staying afloat through unprecedented economic times.

Join George Woods at one of our Morning Coffee Thought Leadership series of workshops, as he highlights 21 lessons that will help businesses survive through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Dates:           Friday, 31 July 2020

 

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Time:            09:00 – 10:00 (CAT)

Enquiries:  Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

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George WoodsGeorge Woods
Chief Executive Officer at the Order of St John, South Africa

George Woods lectures at Wits Business School and the University of Johannesburg with primary subjects in the IT Portfolio and Programme Management construction methodology and disciplined project management, macro-economic policy in emerging markets definition as well as leadership and strategy topics. He is currently completing his Doctorate with the aim to contribute to the field of knowledge management within the patterns of human thinking and the influences on society at large. He also holds an MBA, and has studied at  Oxford  University,  University  of  Stellenbosch,  Duke  University  and  more  recently  the University of Sheffield Hallam.

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The Challenges and Options of Economic Development Financing in Africa during and after COVID-19

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The Challenges and Options of Economic Development Financing in Africa during and after COVID-19

USB Alumni Webinar with Prof Meshach Aziakpono

 

Right now, the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa are being addressed. However, we also need to prepare for what is to come in the aftermath. Join Prof Meshach Aziakpono and host Emma Rono of the East Africa Chapter as they assess Africa’s options in overcoming these challenges.

Date:              Thursday, 3 September 2020
Time:              12:00 CAT (GMT +2)
Enquiries:    Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

Prof Meshach Aziakpono
Meshach Aziakpono (PhD) is a Professor of Development Finance and until April 2013 was the Head of Development Finance Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Statistics with a Second Class Hons Upper Division in 1994 at the University of Benin; a Master of Science degree in Economics in 1998 at the University of Ibadan, and a PhD in Economics in 2008 at the University of the Free State. His research has focused on the broad areas of financial integration and financial sector development and monetary policy issues in Africa with strong emphasis in applied econometrics.

 

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What can Africa contribute to the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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What can Africa contribute to the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

USB Alumni Webinar with Prof Martin Butler
Facilitated by USB Alumni Ghana Chapter

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is set to reshape the world, and the current COVID-19 crises only accelerated the digitalisation of many business processes and even products and customer value.

However, the 4IR is more than digitisation it includes the creation of cyber-physical systems and the reshaping of the economic structure and society at large. Will Africa, like the previous industrial revolutions, again be a late consumer that at times reluctantly is shaped by the 4IR, or do we have a contribution to make?

Date:               Friday, 28 August 2020
Time:              12:00 CAT (GMT +2)
Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

 

Prof Martin Butler

Martin Butler is an Associate Professor at the Stellenbosch University Business School (USB) and a Research Associated at the Institute for Future Studies (IFR). He holds an Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria, an MBA (Cum Laude) and a PhD from the USB. Martin heads up the USB’s Teaching and Learning that oversees the delivery of the USB full academic portfolio of 13 graduate programmes.

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Implications of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Finance in Africa

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Implications of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Finance in Africa

USB Alumni Webinar with Dr Ashenafi Fanta
Facilitated by USB Alumni West Africa Chapter

There is a significant infrastructure finance gap in Africa that is likely to widen due to COVID-19 unless countries consider alternative financing techniques. Join this Alumni Webinar with Dr Ashenafi Fanta and host Shayo Imologome of the West Africa Chapter in their search for solutions to these issues.

Date:               Friday, 21 August 2020
Time:              12:00 CAT (GMT +2)
Enquiries:     Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

 

Dr Ashenafi Fanta

Dr Ashenafi Beyene Fanta is a Senior Lecturer of Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Prior to joining Stellenbosch University, Dr Fanta worked as Data Analysis and Segmentation Expert at FinMark Trust where he was involved in developing segmentation models and wrote policy research papers on topics including financial inclusion of women, financial literacy, mobile money, over-indebtedness and SME financing.

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