BCG and WBS Backstage Pass: In Conversation with South African Business Leaders

Episode 1

In this episode we are focusing on digital innovation. We want to get to the essence of how corporates and startups can work together to really unpack the impact that digital innovation can have on the African continent.

There are three themes we will unpack:

1. The opportunity – why African corporates should be partnering with start‐ups... and vice versa.
2. The importance of solving the right problem with the right partner
3. Making it work

Episode 2

In this episode, we are asking the question, what kind of business leadership does South Africa need to compete internationally in the future? We aim to answer this question in the second episode of Backstage Pass, our podcast series in partnership with the Wits Business School.

Leadership in business is the capacity of a company's management to set and achieve challenging goals, take fast and decisive action when needed, outperform the competition, and inspire others to perform at the highest level they can. To unpack next generation leadership, we are joined by Nyimpini Mabunda who is the CEO of GE Southern Africa and chairman of the US-South Africa Business Centre at the US Chamber of Commerce, as well as Professor Milford Soko, Professor of International Business and Strategy at Wits Business School.

International Business