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Djondo-GIBS Executive Programme in Multinational and Cross-border Management in Africa

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This programme is uniquely designed to help companies cross borders in Africa and grow into successful multinationals. It incorporates insights from African multinationals, practitioners and leading academics to provide an in-depth understanding of what it takes to expand a business across Africa.

At the end of the programme, we expect you to have gained sufficient understanding of the following themes:

  • Cross-Border Expansion Strategies in Africa;
  • Operational Management in New African Markets;
  • Navigating the Political Economy and the Global Environment; and
  • Building and Leading an African Multinational.

Faculty include:

  • Seni Adetu, Founder/Group Chief Executive Officer at Algorithm Media Limited and former CEO of Guinness Nigeria;
  • Roddy McKean, Director Anjarwalla & Khanna/ALN;
  • Al-Noor Rawjee, Non-Executive Chairman at ADC SA and Chief Executive Officer at Soprel LDA;
  • Jean-Louis Ekra, Former President of Afreximbank;
  • Dr Julius Kipngetich, CEO of Uchumi and former COO of Equity Bank;
  • Chidi Okoro, Managing Director of UAC Foods;
  • Professor Lyal White, Senior Director of Johannesburg Business School;
  • Professor Karl Hofmeyr, Full-time faculty at GIBS; and
  • Professor Nick Binedell, Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of GIBS

How you will benefit

The programme is designed to make heavy use of case studies of African multinationals and incorporate the experience of practitioners, combined with insights from leading academia on the African continent, to provide in-depth understanding of what it takes to expand a business across Africa.

Who should attend

CEOs and C-level Executives looking to acquire knowledge in cross-border business expansions and multinational management.


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...
Profile Morris joined the GIBS faculty in January 2014 as a lecturer in the leadership cluster. Morris has been reading for his doctorate at GIBS since January 2013, focusing on corporate governance and sustainability. Prior to 2013, Morris was a chief executive of a large investment management ...
Profile 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...
Mr Chidi Okoro is a Faculty at the Lagos Business School. He is currently the Founder/Executive Consultant of Drugs and Medicaments Nigeria Limited, a Retail Chain/ own brands dealer in the Pharma sector. A consultant in Strategy & Business Development to organisations in FMCG, Pharma, Retail...
Global strategist, speaker and facilitator Having presented in over 60 cities globally, to 100’s of companies and organisations, Abdullah has been recognised as a leading dealmaker, strategist and thought leader on global trends, company competitiveness, strategy and on Frontier and Emerging Ma...
My family emigrated from Mozambique to Canada where I did my school-based education. My return to Africa was in 1993. Since then I have worked at senior-management- and at C-Level in organizations spanning sub-Saharan Africa. The DRC, Angola and South Africa are three of the countries where I put...
Stephen Tio Kauma is a 43 year old Ugandan national who lives in Cairo, Egypt. He is currently employed as the Director of Human Resources for the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank), a pan African multilateral Bank devoted to financing and promoting intra and extra African trade. Since 1994...


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