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Transformative Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and entrepreneurship not only increase productivity in existing industries and create jobs, they can transform economies and societies. This session focuses on developing talent for transformative leadership, the kind that can build a more inclusive and sustainable Africa. It explores the role of business and business schools as catalysts and enablers of innovation and entrepreneurship. It considers opportunities to strengthen collaboration across disciplines, borders, and sectors to enable Africa to leap ahead in efforts to achieve Agenda 2063.

Date

The date of this session is still to be confirmed.

Moderator

Rob Vember
Advisor, Communications and Membership
GBSN

Rob Vember is a multi-award winning broadcaster who has worked for some of South Africa’s most iconic media brands across radio and television. Following a semester studying International Business at The George Washington University in D.C., he joined the Global Business School Network as Senior Advisor for Communications and Membership. 

Rob holds a degree in Journalism & Media Studies, and Politics from Rhodes University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. 

Rob serves as Patron of The Chaeli Campaign – a non-profit mobilising the minds and bodies of children with disabilities, and normalising society through advocacy and education. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Management Skills for Wildlife Conservation, a Washington D.C. based NGO focussed on providing management and leadership training to African wildlife conservancy communities.Edit