Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
The Senior Executive Program — Africa is designed for experienced senior executives in African companies from any industry. Candidates should have significant responsibility for strategic decision making, have at least 15 years of work experience, and represent growth-oriented organizations. Participants might include CEOs, CFOs, business line heads, and other senior members of a company’s executive team, as well as directors general of government agencies.
About the course
Better equip yourself as an Africa-based leader for the 4th Industrial Revolution with cutting edge leadership, strategy and innovation skills applicable across Africa and beyond.
African countries face a distinct set of social, economic, and political conditions that create unique business challenges—along with exciting opportunities. To gain a competitive advantage, businesses across the continent need exceptional, confident leaders. This program prepares you to expand your leadership skills as well as your knowledge of local, regional, and global markets. By improving your ability to design and execute winning strategies, deliver innovative offerings, nurture high-performance teams, and navigate rapid change, you will be ready to help your company drive growth in Africa's dynamic markets.
HBS offers this programme in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
How you will benefit
Featuring an interactive virtual module, an independent work module, and an in-person module on the HBS campus, this program enables rapidly growing organizations to drive business momentum through more effective leadership. By gaining deeper insight into the best practices of successful business leaders, you will be better equipped to lead effectively and help your organisation achieve ambitious goals in local markets, regional markets, and across Africa.
- Design an effective strategy for business growth in an African context—within your country or across boarders
- Differentiate your offerings and deliver more value to customers
- Implement changes that align your organization for optimal execution
- Improve your organization's ability to innovate
- Build a sustainable, accountable organization with greater transparency and stronger governance
- Develop enduring bonds with accomplished peers from across the African continent.
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...
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