Economic Development Choices for South Africa (JHB)

micVenue: The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton
Date: Friday, 11 March 2016
Speakers: View speaker profiles here
Individual Fees: Early bird is R850,00 per person, before 12 February 2016
Full price is R1 250 per person, after 12 February 2016
incl. breakfast and teas/coffees
Group Fees: Early bird is R4 850,00 for a Table of 7, before 12 February 2016
Full price is R5 250 for a Table of 7, after 12 February 2016
argonincl. breakfast and teas/coffees

Event Programme

7:15 – 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
Opening Speaker
Ms Dudu Msomi, CEO, Busara Leadership Partners 
Personal Choices to Compete & Thrive in the Global Economy
Keynote Speaker
Ms Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief,  City Press.
If There Were No White Skills, Would South African Businesses Compete & Thrive in the Global Economy

Q & A
Morning Tea
Panel speakers:
Dr Adrian Saville, Chief Strategist, Citadel Asset Management & Mr Justice Malala, Political Analyst
Economic & Political Choices that South Africa should be making to compete and thrive in the Global Economy
Panel Speakers:
Ms Alana Bond, CEO, Simanye & Thabi Leoka, Economic Strategist, Argon Asset Management
The Choices Business Needs to Make to Compete and Thrive in the Global Economy
Q & A
13:45 – 14:05
Vote of Thanks & Close

Speaker Profiles

Dudu Msomi

CEO, Busara Leadership Partners

Dudu Msomi

Dudu Msomi is the Founder and CEO of Busara Leadership Partners, a research-orientated strategic advisory service and consulting company whose expertise is to facilitate the conception and execution of effective strategies that achieve the goals through an integrated approach to leadership, governance and strategy. Msomi is a Strategist, Leadership expert, Business/Leadership/Board/Strategy Coach and Business/Leadership/Board/Strategy Mentor. Dudu Msomi has expertise and experience in strategy workshops facilitation, strategy formulation and implementation; designing and implementing transformation programmes in companies and industry bodies; marketing; advertising; communications; human resources leadership and corporate governance. Dudu’s experience spans diverse industries such as retail, advertising, financial services, Information, Communications & Technology consulting and professional, membership services.

Dudu Msomi was awarded the 2013 Laureate Award by the University of Pretoria as a GIBS Alumnus to honour her outstanding contribution to the field of leadership development, strategy and governance. Dudu Msomi was selected by the US Consulate in South Africa to be part of the mentoring programme with FORTUNE/US State Department Global Women Leaders from 25 April – 21 May 2010. Dudu Msomi was selected in 2015 as a mentee on the Cherie Blair Foundation. Dudu Msomi writes and speaks on the economy, leadership, diversity, women in leadership, corporate governance, boards and entrepreneurship amongst other topics.

Dudu Msomi has a B.A. Hons. (University of Natal, Dbn); Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and Marketing (AAA School of Advertising); Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance (RAU); Programme for Management Development (GIBS) and a Masters in Business Administration (GIBS).

Dudu Msomi holds board directorships on the Financial Services Board (FSB) and National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC). Msomi is a member of the Licensing, Litigation and Audit Committees on the FSB Board and of the Social & Ethics and the Development Impact and Strategy Committees on the NHFC Board. She is a Trustee on the Humulani Trust (Invicta Holdings).

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profile Ferial HaffajeeMs Ferial Haffajee

Editor-in-Chief, City Press

Ferial Haffajee is Editor-in-Chief of City Press. Haffajee is the author of ‘What If There Were No Whites In South Africa?’ (Picador Africa) Previously she held the same position at the Mail & Guardian. An alumni of the Africa Leadership Initiative, a project of the Aspen Institute. 

Ferial sits on the board of Gender Links which is geared to improving the media’s coverage of development and gender empowerment. She is a previous winner of the Shoprite-Checkers woman of the year award, The Media magazine’s women in media award and a Sanlam financial journalism award.

In 2008, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Ferial has also worked at Financial Mail and at the SABC in both radio and television.

She enjoys her family, friends, cooking, travelling, reading and of course fashion.


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adrian savilleDr Adrian Saville

Chief Strategist, Citadel Asset Management

Adrian assumed the role of Citadel Chief Strategist after a joint venture between Cannon and Citadel in 2014. He offers tactical asset allocation input for client portfolios and is a disciple of fundamental investing. Adrian has been involved in the investment management industry since 1994, when he formed an investment vehicle which later led him to establish BayHill Capital Advisors in 1998, the forerunner to Cannon Asset Managers. As an executive director and Chief Investment Officer of Cannon Asset Managers, Adrian has experience in managing all of the major asset classes, including equities, bonds, property, cash and derivative instruments. Adrian was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa's Founders Medal for his PhD which he completed in 1997. He is a UNESCO laureate. Alongside his career in asset management, Adrian holds a Visiting Professorship in Economics and Finance at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

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justice malalaMr Justice Malala

Political Analyst

Justice Malala is one of South Africa’s most respected political commentators, newspaper columnists and an award-winning former editor. Malala writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper and the Financial Mail magazine. He also presents the popular weekly political talk show, The Justice Factor on the independent eNews Channel, Sunday at 9.30am and 12.30pm. He is the resident political analyst for and eNews Channel.

His work has been published internationally in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age and The Observer. He has also contributed to BBC Online and Deutsche Welle. He has given talks and rendered political advisory to international and local institutions such as JP Morgan, Liberty, Lehman Brothers, Old Mutual and Edcon.

Malala was founding editor of ThisDay, the quality, upmarket South African daily newspaper which was launched on October, 7, 2003, but folded a year later. Malala was an executive producer on Hard Copy 1 and 2, a ground-breaking television series on SABC 3. The first series of Hard Copy won the Golden Horn Award for best television series.

Malala is a judge on the country’s most prestigious investigative journalism award, the Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism. His collection of satirical Financial Mail columns, Let Them Eat Cake, is at all good bookshops. 

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Alana Bond Ms Alana Bond

CEO, Simanye & Ms Phuti Mahanyele, Director, Sigma Capital 

Alana Bond was previously a founding member and eventually Managing Director of a strategic BEE consultancy, which started in 2006 by a boutique corporate finance house. At the beginning of 2012, she and her business partner, Lana, bought the business in a management buy-out, moulded it into Simanye and developed and implemented their vision of a business-linked not-for-profit arm to support innovative approaches to impact and change, fulfilling their goal of becoming social entrepreneurs.

Alana has over a decade of consulting experience, is a subject matter expert on B-BBEE, economic development and social enterprise, and has extensive experience in these areas.

She serves on the boards of several foundations and trusts, often in the capacity of Independent Chairperson, and is a commentator in the press and business sector regarding transformation, economic development, sustainable development and social enterprise-related topics. In 2011, she was a winner in the Leaders of Tomorrow category of the CEO Magazine’s South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards.

Alana holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree with an Honours in Finance from the University of Cape Town. Prior to her work in B-BBEE, economic development and social enterprise, Alana lived and worked in London before spending several years at the Johannesburg office of the international management consulting company, Accenture.

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Thabi Leoka Thabi Leoka

Economic Strategist, Argon Asset Management

Thabi Leoka is an economist who works within the Fixed Income and the Multi-Asset Class teams at Argon Asset Management.  Argon is a wholly owner-managed investment management firm that provides investment management services to retail and institutional investors such as retirement funds, insurance firms, medical schemes and other institutions that require professional money management services.

Thabi holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), MSc in Economics and Economic History from LSE and MA in Economic Development and International Trade (Distinction) from University of Witwatersrand. Her previous titles ranged from Research Analyst at the Institute of International Affairs, Economic Researcher at Wingrave Yeats in London, Economist at Investec Asset Management, Emerging Markets Economist at Barclays Wealth, Head of Economic Research at Standard  Bank Corporate and Investment Banking and most recently, Head of Economic Research at Renaissance Capital. 

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