|Be Informed: The Upside & Downside of Strategic Networking
by Dudu Msomi, Organiser & CEO: Busara Leadership Partners (View Profile)
Leading in Treacherous Waters: Lessons from Zimbabwe
by Keynote Speaker, Dr Shingi Munyez, CEO, African Sun Hotels (View Profile)
How Marginalised Excellent Individuals Can Become Visible
by Ms Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief, City Press (View Profile)
Building a Personal Brand with Substance
by Ms Donna Rachelson (View Profile), CEO: Branding & Marketing YOU & Ms Lebo Biko (View Profile), Senior Manager: Strategy, Nedbank
Who you know is not more important than what you know
by Mr Bonang Mohale (View Profile), Chairman & Country GM: Commercial, Shell SA Marketing
Welcome and Introduction
How marginalised exellent individuals can become visible
Leading in Treacherous Waters
Building a Personal Brand with Substance
Who you know is more important than what you know
Q and A (Part 1)
Q and A (Part 2)
Vote of Thanks
Dr Shingi Munyeza is a visionary leader endowed with diverse skills. An accountant by training, a marketer by passion and a hotelier by calling. He is the Group Chief Executive of African Sun Limited, a pan-African hotel group. He is a recipient of the prestigious “Industry Mover and Shaker” award by the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry across the African continent.
He was conferred an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration and Development by Solusi University in 2010, in recognition of his immense contribution to the development of tourism in Zimbabwe and across the African continent. He is the Institute of Directors of Zimbabwe award winner for 2008 and won the Zimbabwe Tourism Personality of the Year for four years running from 2002 to 2005.
Ferial Haffajee is Editor-in-Chief of City Press. 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.
Bonang is currently the Chairman and Country GM: Commercial of Shell South Africa (Pty) Limited, where he is Chairman of the boards of Shell South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd; Shell South Africa Marketing (Pty) Ltd and Shell South Africa Refinery (Pty) Ltd. He also has responsibilities for their Aviation, Marine and Lubricants global businesses and operationally accountable for their Retail; Fuels & Bitumen; Supply & Distribution classes of businesses as well as Legal; HR; Safety (HSSE) and Transformation classes of functions.
Until 31 December 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Drake & Scull FM SA (Pty) Ltd, a Facilities Management company owned by the Tsebo Outsourcing Group. Until May 2003, he was CHIEF EXECUTIVE: SHARED SERVICES AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES of Sanlam; a member of the Exco; alternate director of the Sanlam Limited main board; chairman of the board of TASC; a director of Innofin; Gensec Property Services and Fundamo. Until 2002, he was the CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Corporate Marketing, Sanlam. Until August 2001, he was the EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT at South African Airways (SAA) responsible for Strategic Alliances, Network Management and Global Sales. From 1996, he was the MANAGING DIRECTOR of OTIS (PTY) LTD – the world’s biggest and oldest elevator company. After spending four years at Wits Medical School, he acquired Business and Management experience by spending more than ten years in the pharmaceutical industry progressing through various positions. In 1994, he joined Sandoz Products (Pty) Limited (now Novartis) as HEAD: Public Affairs and Communications Department and a member of the Exco, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.
Donna Rachelson - Founder Branding & Marketing YOU
BA (Soc Work), Hons (Indus), MBA (Wits)
Donna Rachelson is a branding and marketing specialist with a special interest in personal and team branding.
Having held a number of Marketing Director positions in blue chip organisations including Nando’s and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as marketing management positions at Standard Bank and AECI, she is driven to empower people to incorporate branding, marketing and business development into all aspects of their work. Donna has a solid business education, including an MBA and is currently a guest lecturer at GIBS. She is also author of the best selling book ‘Branding & Marketing YOU’, the first South African based personal branding and marketing book. She is currently writing her second book ‘Branding & Marketing your Team’, to be released later this year. She is a dedicated wife and mother and in her spare time, assists charity and NGO organisations to market themselves effectively.
Her motto that drives her is ‘Making a marketing difference everyday’.
“Alive with possibility” is a slogan that ignites her and she is inspired by South Africa’s and the continent’s untapped potential. She has a passion for SME’s and entrepreneurship, most specifically a drive to help women participate meaningfully in the economy.
Relebogile Biko, better known as Lebo, is a seasoned marketing and business growth strategist, with over 14 years of strategy development and implementation experience. She is currently a Senior Manager for Strategy at Nedbank Business Banking, a division that services medium-sized businesses, many of which are family owned. Her career began at Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa, where she held various branding and trade marketing roles before transitioning to strategy consulting, where she advised leading blue chip companies, parastatals and medium-sized firms in South and Southern Africa. Prior to joining Nedbank, Lebo was the founding member and Managing Director of BBDO Consulting South Africa, a top, global management consultancy focused on strategic marketing.
Lebo has served as Chair of the Johannesburg Branch of the Businesswomen’s Association and as a national board member. She is the vice chair of the Nedbank Women’s Forum and an alumnus of Fortune/State Department Global Mentorship programme in the USA. She holds a B.Comm (Economics and Finance) and an MBA, both from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Map & Directions
Directions from OR Tambo International Airport
From OR Tambo International Airport, take the R24 towards Johannesburg. At the Gillooly's Interchange, take the N3 to Pretoria / Bryanston (Eastern Bypass). Take the Marlboro turn off and turn left. Continue to the end of Marlboro Drive until you reach a T-junction.
Turn left into Katherine Drive. Drive under the bridge. Travel through about 2 traffic intersections and turn right into West Street. Turn left into the Michelangelo Hotel entrance.
Directions from Pretoria
From Pretoria, take the M1 towards Johannesburg. Pass the turn offs towards Germiston / Durban (N3) and Roodepoort / Bloemfontein (N1). Take the Grayston Drive off ramp and turn right. Drive over the M1 S Highway. Continue over the bridge until you reach Rivonia Road.
Turn left into Rivonia Road and pass the Village Walk Shopping Centre. Pass Sandton Cargo Motors and turn right into West Street. Continue and turn left into the Michelangelo Hotel entrance.